Supreme Court OKs Disparate Impact Analysis under Fair Housing Act

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that disparate impact claims are enforceable under the Fair Housing Act. The decision in the case -- Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project -- included a note of caution that statistical disparities only impose liability if plaintiffs can connect it to a defendant’s policy causing the disparity in order to “protect defendants against abusive disparate-impact claims.”

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Supreme Court Recognizes Disparate Impact Under FHA

Case: Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs, et al. v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., et al. Issue: Whether disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act (FHA). Case Summary: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that disparate impact claims may be alleged under the FHA. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. (ICP) brought a disparate impact claim challenging the Texas ...

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Lawmakers Challenge CFPB Arbitration Study

Eighty-five Republican members of the House and Senate in a letter Wednesday urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to reopen its arbitration study process, saying it has not been fair, transparent or comprehensive.

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