A federal appeals court has ruled that undocumented immigrants may not necessarily be excluded from bringing housing discrimination claims. Michigan residents might be interested to learn how the court came to that ruling and what impact it might have. The judge who wrote the opinion said that the plaintiffs in the case had presented evidence sufficient to suggest that a requirement that applicants have proof of legal status could be harmful to Latinos as a class. Latinos are a protected class under the Fair Housing Act.
Companies in the greater Detroit, Michigan area and the Chicago metropolitan area who engage in discussions with other businesses about potential mergers should always know that such deals may turn south even when they begin in a friendly and positive manner. In some cases, the change of tune regarding merger discussions might even involve a third party. The decisions or actions of that third party may even be said to be influenced by one of the potential merging companies.
Businesses of varying sizes and across any industry in Chicago or Detroit may at some point entertain the idea of merging with another company. They may also eye the possibility of an outright purchase of another company in an acquisition. These transactions may be very beneficial to an organization and even allow it to compete better in a changing marketplace. Certainly, there are many financial issues to contend with when navigating a merger or acquisition but this is not the only element that contributes to the ultimate success of these deals.