Attorneys React To Supreme Court Texas Fair Housing Case

Law360, New York (June 25, 2015, 6:03 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Fair Housing Act encompasses claims of unintentional discrimination through disparate impact, making the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs liable for how it allocated low-income housing tax credits. Here, attorneys tell Law360 why the decision is significant.

Elena Lovoy, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

"Lenders will view the court's decision as a surprise — and as a disappointment. It is encouraging though that the court indicated that disparate impact liability should be limited. Although the issues before the court involved public practices, not private business practices, the decision reinforces that lenders'...

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