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High Court Housing Case Could Ease Discrimination Claims

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Jess Davis | Law 360
Nikitra Bailey

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will consider whether Texas can be sued for disparate impact under the Fair Housing Act for how it allocated low-income tax credits in Dallas, in a case lawyers say would make it harder to bring claims of unintentional discrimination against companies in a broad swath of industries, including developers, lenders and insurers.