U.S. Supreme Court

Case Status


Docket Number


2019 Term


Questions Presented

Whether, under this Court’s decisions in this and other proximate-cause cases, the Fair Housing Act’s proximate cause element requires more than just some “logical bond” between a statutory violation and the claimed injury.

Case Updates

Supreme Court issues GVR

March 02, 2020

The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted. The judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit is vacated as moot. See United States v. Munsingwear, Inc., 340 U. S. 36 (1950).

City of Miami voluntarily dismisses lawsuits against Bank of America and Wells Fargo

February 03, 2020

Click here to view the City of Miami's brief suggesting mootness.

U.S. Chamber leads coalition amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant cert. to reverse Eleventh Circuit decision permitting municipal lawsuits against banks to proceed under the Fair Housing Act

December 26, 2019

Click here and here to view the Chamber’s briefs. The Eleventh Circuit held that the City of Miami adequately pleaded proximate causation because there was a “logical bond” between the cities alleged injuries of the cost of urban blight (due to foreclosures) and the banks’ mortgage lending practices.

The U.S. Chamber filed these briefs jointly with the American Property Casualty Insurance Association and Business Roundtable. Daniel P. Kearney, Andrew Jaco, and Thomas K. Bredar of WilmerHale served as co-counsel for the amici.

The U.S. Chamber previously filed three briefs in this case when it was before the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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