City Not Liable for Discrimination Based on Decision to Condemn Buildings

Facts: For more than a decade, a city had been attempting to condemn two buildings on an assisted site. In 2005, the city filed a condemnation action, and the owner argued that its buildings aren’t dilapidated and that the city’s suit should be rejected on that ground, and on the further ground that razing the buildings would have a disparate impact on its predominantly black tenants, in violation of the Fair Housing Act.

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