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Magner v. Gallagher

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-1032 8th Cir. Not Argued Feb 14, 2012 N/A N/A OT 2011

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C. serves as counsel to the respondents in this case.

Issue: (1) Whether disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act; and, if so (2) what test should be used to analyze them.

Plain English Issue: (1) Whether a lawsuit can be brought for a violation of the Fair Housing Act based on a practice that is not discriminatory on its own, but has a discriminatory effect; and, if so, (2) how should courts determine whether a practice has a discriminatory effect and violates the Act?

Judgment: Dismissed - Rule 14 on February 14, 2012.

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