Archive: 4 November 2014

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U.S. District Court Strikes Down HUD’s Fair Housing Act Disparate Impact Rule
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Get Ready to Be Acquired

U.S. District Court Strikes Down HUD’s Fair Housing Act Disparate Impact Rule

By: Paul F. Hancock, Andrew C. Glass, Roger L. Smerage, and Olivia Kelman

On Monday, November 3, 2014, Judge Richard J. Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck down the disparate impact rule promulgated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) in March 2013 under the Fair Housing Act.  The court held that HUD had issued the rule—codified at 24 C.F.R. § 100.500—in contravention of the plain language of the Fair Housing Act.  The case is styled American Insurance Association, et al. v. United States Department of Housing & Urban Development, et al., Case No. 1:13-cv-00966-RJL (D.D.C.).

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Get Ready to Be Acquired

By: Robert P. Zinn

Acquisition for payments startups and growing companies is a fact of life. And, whether acquisition is your reason for being or you want to grow old with the company you’ve founded, it’s best to be prepared. This article will tell you why early preparation is important and practical things you can do prepare—before live bullets are flying and a sale transaction is at hand.

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