Justices Could Use FHA Case To Free Lenders From Bias Suits

Law360, New York (June 17, 2013, 12:42 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether disparate impact claims can be brought under the Fair Housing Act, taking up a controversial issue that experts say could take the blame off lenders whose credit standards often trigger discrimination suits.

The appeal in question deals specifically with a suit brought by a community organization known as Mount Holly Gardens Citizens in Action against a New Jersey township for its decision to raze a 30-acre neighborhood of low-income homes to make room for market-rate housing....
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