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Disparate impact analysis approved under Fair Housing Act

June 26, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 25 that disparate impact claims are enforceable under the Fair Housing Act. The decision in the case — Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project — included a note of caution that statistical disparities only impose liability if plaintiffs can connect it to a defendant's policy causing the disparity in order to “protect defendants against abusive disparate-impact claims.”

You can read more on this issue from the ABA Journal by clicking here.


Check out OBA Emerging Leaders program

The OBA's Emerging Leaders program was created with the goal of engaging the next generation of banking leaders in the process of dealing with issues facing their industry through their participation in the OBA. This program will help develop these future leaders so they remain committed, loyal and actively involved in matters that affect their banks and, most importantly, their ability to serve their customers.

Click here to find out more, or contact Megan McGuire at the OBA.

Participate in our Regulatory Feedback Initiative!

The Regulatory Feedback Initiative gives bankers a chance to comment anonymously about the bank's examination process. If you have had an exam in the last year and haven't completed a "Post Exam Survey" please direct your staff to click here. We need to know what happened – the good AND the bad. And then let your staff know this is something they should do after every completed exam.

Free fraud conferences being held across state

A number of free fraud conferences, geared toward senior citizens, will be held across the state during the next two months.Bankers might be interested in these events as topics include Medicare fraud, insurance fraud, investment fraud and banking fraud.

The events are held at multiple locations, including Oklahoma City on June 2, Tulsa on June 10, Weatherford on June 16, McAlester on June 25, Bartlesville on July 8, Lawton on July 14, Norman on July 16 and Poteau on July 22. Click here for more information!



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