• Supreme Court to Decide Fair Housing Act “Disparate Impact” Case with Broader Fair Lending Implications
  • November 14, 2011 | Authors: Thomas M. Byrne; Valerie Strong Sanders; Daniel H. Schlueter
  • Law Firms: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP - Atlanta Office ; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether “disparate impact” discrimination claims are cognizable under the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) and, if so, how such claims should be analyzed. The Court’s decision, expected by the end of the Court’s term this spring, could have broad implications for fair lending litigation and enforcement affecting all types of consumer finance products.