ALERT: Supreme Court Grants Cert to Determine Whether Disparate Impact Claims are Cognizable Under the Fair Housing Act

    15 November 2011
    On November 7, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court voted to hear a key issue under the Fair Housing Act regarding whether this civil rights act recognizes claims of discrimination based on the disparate impact theory. The Court has also been presented with the issue of how such claims should be analyzed if they are recognized.