In a rare and unexpected move, the City of St. Paul last Friday agreed to dismiss its appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court challenging whether a violation under the Fair Housing Act may be proved under a disparate impact legal theory, or whether proof of intentional discrimination is required. As we posted previously, the Supreme Court on November 7, 2011 granted certiorari in Magner v. Gallagher to determine that issue. All briefs in the matter had been submitted, and oral argument was set for later this month. Read More
Washington, D.C. – Following the recent introduction of the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS) Working Group as the latest strike in the Obama Administration’s enforcement response to the financial crisis, global law firm K&L Gates LLP has created a new cross-practice task force to assist clients in addressing questions and allegations relating to this joint federal and state initiative.
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