bank of america 03Can city sue mortgage lenders over alleged fair-housing violations? Supreme Court to decide


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The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether the city of Miami can sue banks over alleged predatory lending that targeted blacks and Hispanics.

The issue in the two consolidated cases is whether the city qualifies as an “aggrieved person” permitted to sue to enforce the Fair Housing Act, according to the cert petitions here (PDF) and here (PDF). Reuters has a story. The SCOTUSblog case pages are here and here.

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