Wells Fargo Must Face Immigrant Credit Discrimination Case

Law360, New York (August 4, 2017, 5:11 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday allowed a proposed class of authorized immigrants allegedly denied the opportunity to apply for credit to bring a lending discrimination case against Wells Fargo & Co., asserting that they had standing to sue under a federal statute she interpreted as broadly prohibiting any kind of discrimination against credit applicants.

District Judge Maxine Chesney determined that the putative class — which includes immigrants with work authorization under the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — brought valid claims under federal statute and California state law prohibiting unfair competition and discrimination against individuals on the basis...

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