St. Paul Drops Fair Housing Appeal Before High Court Review

Law360, New York (February 10, 2012, 8:33 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court was set to weigh in on whether intentional bias is necessary for housing discrimination claims later this month, but the case was dismissed Friday after the city of St. Paul, Minn., dropped its appeal.

The underlying case, brought by a group of landlords, alleges that St. Paul's crackdown on deadbeat landlords ran afoul of the Fair Housing Act because it led to costly repairs and higher rents primarily for poor, black families.

In November, the high court granted the city's request to...
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