High Court To Mull Issue Of Intent In Fair Housing Law

Law360, New York (November 7, 2011, 8:15 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether intent is required to bring a housing discrimination claim, taking up a case alleging a city's code crackdown on deadbeat landlords ran afoul of the Fair Housing Act because of negative impacts on minority tenants.

The high court granted St. Paul, Minn.'s request to review the landlords' case alleging that a ticket-writing crusade by city inspectors led to costly repairs and higher rents for primarily, poor, black families in violation of the Fair Housing Act.

The court was asked...
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