Cities vs. Mortgage Discrimination - Deepak Gupta

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In Bank of America v. City of Miami (2017), the Supreme Court held that cities blighted by
rashes of foreclosures produced by discriminatory lending had standing to sue lenders
based on falling property tax revenues and rising service burdens. But the Court held that
the city could only prevail if it met a tougher proximate cause standard than the one the
court below had applied. Panelists will include Supreme Court litigator Deepak Gupta, who
wrote an amicus brief in the case on behalf of associations of state and local governments
and officials, and Professor Lee Fennell (University of Chicago Law School). The panel will
address how the causation issues presented by the case interact with the goals of the Fair
Housing Act, and what the decision means for the future of cities’ efforts to combat mortgage
discrimination.

Lunch will be provided.

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In Bank of America v. City of Miami (2017), the Supreme Court held that cities blighted by
rashes of foreclosures produced by discriminatory lending had standing to sue lenders
based on falling property tax revenues and rising service burdens. But the Court held that
the city could only prevail if it met a tougher proximate cause standard than the one the
court below had applied. Panelists will include Supreme Court litigator Deepak Gupta, who
wrote an amicus brief in the case on behalf of associations of state and local governments
and officials, and Professor Lee Fennell (University of Chicago Law School). The panel will
address how the causation issues presented by the case interact with the goals of the Fair
Housing Act, and what the decision means for the future of cities’ efforts to combat mortgage
discrimination.

Lunch will be provided.

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