Tuesday, January 31, 2012

USSC:10-1032 CitySt.Paul_Magner_vs_LandLords_Gallagher

Magner v. Gallagher

Docket No.Op. BelowArgumentOpinionVoteAuthorTerm
10-10328th Cir.Feb 29, 2012TBD TBDTBDOT 2011
Disclaimer: 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?

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