U.S. District Court Halts HUD’s Revisions to Disparate Impact Rule

A federal judge recently issued a preliminary injunction to stop HUD from implementing a rule that would have made it harder to bring discrimination claims under the Fair Housing Act. The rule would have required plaintiffs to meet a higher threshold to prove unintentional discrimination, known as disparate impact. The new rule, which is an update to the agency’s 2013 disparate impact rule, would also have given defendants more leeway to rebut the claims.

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