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February 10, 2016

Kutak Rock attorneys Hans Ipson and Dain Johnson have published an article concerning the use of sale-leaseback transactions in the November/December 2015 issue of The Nebraska Lawyer Magazine.

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July 1, 2015

In a decision issued on June 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Fair Housing Act of 1968 (the FHA) prohibits unintentional, or “disparate,” discrimination as well as intentionally discriminatory practices. The case was decided in the context of disparate-income claims against a state agency administering the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. The Supreme Court’s opinion, while allowing FHA disparate-impact claims to proceed, also included cautionary language counseling lower courts against adjudicating disparate-impact claims in a manner that would discourage housing authorities and developers from engaging in housing development for low-income persons. The case will now return to the federal trial court for a determination, on the merits, of whether the LIHTC allocation decisions by the state housing agency constituted disparate-income discrimination. For more information, please read our client alert.

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July 1, 2014

Kutak Rock attorney Mark Lasee has authored an article, "Debt Piling Up In Argentina" (Arizona's Record Reporter newspaper, July 2014) which discusses a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling involving Argentina—and that country's effect on the world market.  The article unfolds the Argentina's continuing efforts to avoid paying nearly $2 billion in debt issued to bondholders over the last decade. A significant retaliatory backlash may begin to surface that could affect Argentina's standing in the U.S. and global financial markets.

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