Archive for Fair Housing Act

9th Cir. Holds City of LA’s FHA ‘Discriminatory Lending’ Claims Failed for Lack of ‘Robust’ Causal Link

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed a trial court’s summary judgment ruling in favor of a bank and against the City of Los Angeles on the City’s claims that the bank violated section 3605(a) of the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) through alleged discriminatory lending practices, and that the bank

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SCOTUS Holds Cities Have Standing Under FHA for ‘Subprime Nuisance’ Claims

The Supreme Court of the United States recently held that a city qualifies as an “aggrieved person” under the federal Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3601 et seq., and thus that the plaintiff city in this action had standing to assert claims under the FHA against banks the city believed were engaging in unlawful

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Mortgage Lender Wins Two Significant FHA ‘Disparate Impact’ Victories

A large mortgage lender recently prevailed against both the City of Los Angeles and the County of Cook, Illinois, in lawsuits alleging “disparate impact” discrimination in violation of Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, 42 U.S.C. § 3601 et seq., more commonly known as the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA). As you

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