• The U.S. Supreme Court Grants Cert to Decide Whether the Fair Housing Act Allows for Disparate Impact Claims in Township of Mount Holly v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, Inc.
  • July 2, 2013 | Author: Stephen A. Fogdall
  • Law Firm: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP - Philadelphia Office
  • On June 17, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for certiorari in a case that will decide whether “disparate impact” liability — liability based solely on a practice’s alleged discriminatory effect, though the actor had no intent to discriminate - can be imposed under the Fair Housing Act. The Court took the case despite urging from the federal government to decline it. The Court appears poised to reject disparate impact liability.