State AGs Ask High Court To Uphold Disparate Impact Theory

Law360, New York (October 29, 2013, 2:07 PM EDT) -- A group of 12 state attorneys general on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to preserve their right to bring disparate impact claims in housing discrimination cases in a closely watched challenge to the use of such claims brought by a New Jersey town.

In a brief filed in the key Township of Mount Holly v. Mount Holly Gardens Citizens in Action Inc. case by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, the attorneys general said that the disparate impact theory, which allows for bias lawsuits against lenders...
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