Sources: Morris Schneider Wittstadt declaring bankruptcy, closing immediately

Sources: Morris Schneider Wittstadt declaring bankruptcy, closing immediately

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Trending Thursday: CFPB data collection worse than the NSA?

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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Debate over disparate impact continues

Plus MBS investment outlook, g-fee increases for USDA mortgages, and more
Trey Garrison
It’s a short week with the Independence Day holiday, but it’s not short on news. The outlook for agency and non-agency MBS isn’t clear, USDA is raising the cost of guarantees on certain mortgages, and a slew of key housing metrics lie ahead. Want to know more?
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Hurdles remain for disparate impact claims in housing despite SCOTUS ruling

“Robust causality” requirement could protect mortgage lenders
Trey Garrison
On Thursday the Supreme Court ruled in a contentious and qualified opinion that the legal doctrine of “disparate impact” is cognizable under the Fair Housing Act, but a closer look at the ruling shows it may not be as perilous for the mortgage industry as initially thought. Read on.
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Trending Thursday: Busy week on Capitol Hill with CFPB, SCOTUS making appearances

Game-changing rules announced this week
Brena Swanson
From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to the U.S. Supreme Court, the government announced several new game-changing initiatives for housing finance. Not all were welcomed with open arms.
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Supreme Court: Fair Housing Act claims can use “disparate impact”

Color-blind policies that result in unequal outcomes may be discrimination
Trey Garrison
In a blow to the housing and mortgage finance industry but a victory for fair housing advocates, the Supreme Court ruled in a contentious and qualified opinion that the legal doctrine of “disparate impact” is cognizable under the Fair Housing Act. Want to know more?
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Housing disparate impact decision still pending in Supreme Court

Clock running down as end of June approaches
Trey Garrison
It's going to be Thursday. Or Maybe Monday. Or at last gasp on Tuesday. But the decision on disparate impact use in housing will come soon, and HousingWire will be there. Here's the latest.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: CFPB under the gun again

Plus disparate impact, what the Fed is doing, #FannieGate and more
Trey Garrison
Today could be a big legal day for housing, as the Supreme Court will determine whether housing policy is subject to the onerous burdens of “disparate impact.” Plus, housing metrics for the week, the mixed outlook on what the Fed will do with rates, more investigations of the CFPB and a whole lot more you won’t want to miss.
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No ruling yet from Supreme Court in Texas “disparate impact” case

Next window for a decision is Thursday
Trey Garrison
No decision came in from the U.S. Supreme Court today on the much anticipated case that will decide whether it is within the bounds of the Fair Housing Act to employ the controversial legal doctrine of “disparate impact.” Want to know more?
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No ruling on disparate impact from Supreme Court today

Early reports of decision in error
Trey Garrison
It appears as though despite media reports, including here at HousingWire, there will not be a decision announced today from U.S. Supreme Court on whether it is within the bounds of the Fair Housing Act to employ the legally questionable doctrine of “disparate impact.”
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: The end of “disparate impact” in housing today?

Plus two Realtors held at gunpoint, interest rates and whither RMBS?
Trey Garrison
Today is a big legal day for housing, as the Supreme Court will determine whether housing policy is subject to the onerous burdens of “disparate impact.” Plus, housing metrics for the week and a look at mortgage bond performance. Do you want to know more?
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Trending Thursday: Not everyone is happy with CFPB’s undefined grace period

The real reason the economy won’t grow
Trey Garrison
While many in the industry are happy that the CFPB has given some ground on a grace period, some lenders worry that it’s just not enough. Plus, are interest rates already too high, who opposes disparate impact in housing and more questions answered.
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