The U.S. Supreme Court Grants Cert to Decide Whether the Fair Housing Act Allows for Disparate Impact Claims in Township of Mount Holly v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, Inc.On June 26, 2013 by Schnader
The U.S. Supreme Court has a granted review in a case that will decide whether “disparate impact” liability – liability based solely on a practice’s alleged discriminatory effect, though the actor had no intent to discriminate – can be imposed under the Fair Housing Act. The Court appears poised to reject disparate impact liability in this setting.
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