Nov 16

The Eight Circuit Court of Appeals has once again ruled in favor of the suit brought by landlords against the City of St Paul going to trial.

This is the case where the allegation is the City of St Paul is using their building inspection powers to drive low income minorities from the city by over aggressive inspection efforts aimed at  closing the buildings occupied by minorities.

Read the decision here

You can read more about this case here and more Federal cases on racially biased code enforcement here

Sep 10

A few other cases of note similar to Gallagher, Steinhauser, Harrilal et al(rental property owners) vs St. Paul, MN et al.

Armendariz v. Penman (9th Circuit)

An equal protection claim could be established for enforcement of housing and fire codes in an arbitrary and invidiously discriminatory manner.

Read the rest of the post for more cases and be sure to add the ones you know ot the comment section.

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Sep 01

City of St. Paul Inspection Dept to go to trial for Fair Housing violations.

Federal Court of Appeals ruled today that the combined cases of  Gallagher, Steinhauser,Harrilal (rental property owners) vs St. Paul will go to trial.

This is a very important case on code enforcement being used in a discriminatory manner.  Continue on to read the highlights with inks to the most recent decision.

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