After a racial-discrimination lawsuit filed by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or Acorn, Wells Fargo's mortgage unit has disabled a link from its Web site to a neighborhood search service.

The Acorn suit, filed Wednesday in a Dallas federal court, charges Wells Fargo Home Mortgage with racial steering through its Web site in violation of the Fair Housing Act. At issue, says Acorn, is a so-called "community calculator" online neighborhood search service that had been available at Wells' site. The search service, operated by, uses information compiled by CACI Marketing Systems, an Arlington, Va., company, according to Acorn's suit.

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