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Lane Powell PC | USA | 7 Dec 2020

HUD Publishes New Fair Housing Act Design and Construction Requirements

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has adopted five new safe harbors for those in the design and construction industry. This…
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Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 11 Aug 2020

The Impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Bostock on LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace: Practical Tips for Japanese Companies

On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a landmark civil rights decision, holding that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of…
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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP | USA | 7 Aug 2020

CFPB requests information on fair lending practices

On July 28, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or “Bureau”) issued a request for information (“RFI”) seeking public and industry…
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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP | USA | 30 Jul 2020

The Rapidly Changing Fair Housing Landscape: HUD Rescinds Obama-Era AFFH Fair Housing Rule

The Trump administration recently announced that it has rescinded Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH), an Obama-era regulation intended to…
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Buckley LLP | USA | 6 Mar 2020

Supreme Court vacates as moot 11th Circuit’s FHA decision

On March 2, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated as moot a 2019 judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, which had held that the…
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Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti PC | USA | 4 Mar 2020

HUD Issues New Guidance for Assistance Animal Requests

Landlords and HOAs with no-pet policies now have significantly more flexibility to inquire about assistance Animal requests following new guidance…
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Buckley LLP | USA | 7 Feb 2020

Miami voluntarily dismisses FHA suits against banks

On January 30, the city of Miami dismissed fair housing lawsuits against four of the largest banks in the U.S. (see orders here, here, here and here)…
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Buckley LLP | USA | 31 Jan 2020

Otting defends OCC’s CRA proposal

On January 29, OCC Comptroller Joseph Otting testified at a hearing held by the House Financial Services Committee to discuss the OCC’s Community…
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Buckley LLP | USA | 22 Jan 2020

House Financial Services Committee requests information on the use of alternative data in mortgage lending

On January 16, Democratic members of the House Financial Services Committee sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) inquiring…
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Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP | USA | 17 Jan 2020

Proposed Rule Could Substantially Affect ‘Disparate Impact’ Claims Under the Fair Housing Act

In August 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed rulemaking that potentially would make it harder to bring…
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