Hurdles remain for disparate impact claims in housing despite SCOTUS ruling

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules disparate impact claims Are Allowed Under fair housing act. justices ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan joined in the majority opinion of the court. Justices Alito, Roberts, Scalia, and Thomas filed dissenting opinions. To read the complete opinion of the Court, click here.

Despite suffering a recent embarrassing defeat in the. The EEOC had attempted to prove its claims of disparate impact discrimination through hiring statistics. But the court found that the EEOC’s.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday gave equal rights advocates a win by holding the fair housing act encompasses claims for disparate impact, not just intentional discrimination, but the justices.

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BofA moves on principal reduction promised in AG settlement I mentioned yesterday, when reporting on the whistleblower allegations of Bank of america defrauding hamp, that the bank made some sort of side deal in the foreclosure fraud settlement that would.

Despite the McCarran-Ferguson Act, which reserved the regulation of the “business of insurance” to the states, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has given itself the ability to.

SCOTUS rejects effort to weaken Fair Housing Act When the Supreme Court handed down its ruling in Texas Department of Housing v.Inclusive Communities Project last week, social justice activists claimed a major victory in the battle against segregated housing. The decision endorsed a "disparate impact" analysis as applied to a Texas program that plaintiffs claimed distributes federal low income housing credits disproportionately, awarding.

Supreme Court Allows Age Discrimination Claims Based on Disparate Impact. The result is that the ADEA’s protection against the adverse effects of an employer’s action because of age is narrower in scope. If reasonable factors other than age account for the disparate impact, the action will not be found unlawful.

The Supreme Court’s historic ruling striking. analysis supported the claim that the policy’s effect was discriminatory and thus violated the Fair Housing Act. Multiple courts since the early 1970s.

FHFA extends HARP to 2015 In May, FHFA reported that about 77,000 applications for HARP had been processed in the first quarter – far short of the agency’s goals. It was the fourth straight quarter in which HARP refinances declined – however, it should be emphasized that home refinance volume is down across the board.

The Inclusive Communities Project, on whether the FHA also covers unjustified disparate impact discrimination. In a 5-4 ruling, the Court held that the FHA allows for disparate impact claims. The majority of the court upheld the theory that housing and lending policies that have a disparate impact on a protected group of people can be equally and illegally discriminatory.