|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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