Cities Could Be Limited In FHA Cases After High Court Ruling

Law360, New York (May 1, 2017, 8:21 PM EDT) -- A decision Monday in the U.S. Supreme Court allowing the city of Miami to bring a case against two major banks under a federal fair housing law affirmed municipalities’ ability to sue over alleged discriminatory lending, but the opinion set the stage for making those cases significantly harder to bring, experts say.

The Supreme Court’s decision in the case involving lawsuits Miami filed against Bank of America Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co. was split in two ways, with the court looking separately at whether cities have standing to bring claims and their damages theories, as well as on the substance...

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