Author: Mark Chandler

Supreme Court Confirms that Disparate-Impact Claims May Be Brought Under the Fair Housing Act

Earlier today in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., the United States Supreme Court affirmed and remanded the opinion of the Fifth Circuit that disparate-impact claims are “cognizable under the Fair Housing Act.” The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. (“ICP”), a nonprofit corporation that assists low-income

FTC Revises Interpretation of Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act

Today the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced revisions to its Interpretations, Rules, and Guides under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, 16 C.F.R. 700.1 et seq.  The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (“Mag-Moss”), 15 U.S.C. 2301 et seq., is the federal act that regulates warranties on consumer goods by, among other things, requiring various

White House contradicts state on Obamacare rates

The White House has fired back at state officials’ claims that health insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act will jump significantly next year, insisting that instead, the majority of Florida policyholders would see decreases in what they will pay. An analysis by the federal Department of Health and Human

A 2012 contract with a West Palm Beach law firm was billed as helping state-run insurer Citizens better handle sinkhole lawsuits, but records show a third fewer cases were settled in 2013 and average monthly litigation costs more than doubled. “It appears they are charging us more while doing less,” said state