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New Supreme Court Arbitration Ruling: A Double-Edged Sword

A May 16 Supreme Court ruling makes it almost impossible to appeal a federal court ruling enforcing an arbitration provision. This article explains not only the ruling’s negative consequences, but also, surprisingly, the advantages the ruling presents for consumers and workers. The article also sets out five approaches still available to reverse a decision enforcing an arbitration provision despite the Supreme Court ruling.

New Guidance Suggests Remedies for Tenant Screening Practices

A new HUD guidance explains that tenant screening companies and landlords that use them may potentially violate the Fair Housing Act’s anti-discrimination provisions, which could give rise to private remedies. As explained in this article, the guidance singles out problematic tenant screening practices involving credit history, criminal records, and eviction filings, and lists recommended landlord and screening company actions.

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