New York AG to SCOTUS: Uphold disparate impact in housing

June 25, 2015 – Today, the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the use of disparate impact as a legal argument in fair housing cases. We commend the Court for this decision; disparate impact has long been an important tool to fight indirect forms of discrimination so that all people in America have equal access to good housing and neighborhoods.

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 · For example, the New York State Department of Financial Services recently issued new guidance on New York’s Fair Lending Law, with a press release that explicitly linked it to statements by the CFPB. The agency reiterated that under New York law, lenders still face liability on a disparate-impact basis, including specifically “for any.

The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on January 21 on whether or not "disparate impact" claims are allowed under the Fair Housing Act of 1968. The case scheduled to be heard later.

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 · ”While our nation has made tremendous progress since the Fair Housing Act was passed in 1968, disparate impact claims remain an all-too-necessary mechanism for rooting out discrimination in housing and lending,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Thursday after the ruling. 2. The Fair Housing Act is vital to civil rights history.

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Schneiderman joins other AGs to tout fair housing act. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and attorneys general from 16 other states plan to request today that the U.S. Supreme Court uphold longstanding interpretations of the U.S. Fair Housing Act related to racial discrimination. Schneiderman and the others will appear in an amicus brief.

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Symposium: The Supreme Court recognizes but limits disparate impact in its Fair Housing Act decision Posted Fri, June 26th, 2015 8:58 am by Paul Hancock and Andrew C. Glass Paul F. Hancock and Andrew C. Glass are partners at the global law firm K&L Gates LLP.

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Statement on the Supreme Court Upholding Disparate Impact Terri Ludwig, president and CEO statement June 25, 2015 – Today, the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the use of disparate impact as a legal argument in fair housing cases.