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Case Name United States v. Great Western Bank and Trust FH-AZ-0001
Docket / Court 80-1026 ( D. Ariz. )
State/Territory Arizona
Case Type(s) Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
On December 16, 1980, the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) filed a lawsuit against the Great Western Bank and Trust in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. The suit, presumably brought under 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601-3631 (Fair Housing Act), alleged discrimination ... read more >
On December 16, 1980, the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) filed a lawsuit against the Great Western Bank and Trust in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. The suit, presumably brought under 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601-3631 (Fair Housing Act), alleged discrimination against Native Americans in housing loans. A consent decree was filed sometime in 1982, the exact terms of which are unknown to us.

There are no reported opinions or other documents available for this case. What little we do know is from brief references to this case in the Attorney General's report to Congress (1981, pg. 125, FN 60, and 1982, pg. 159, FN 62).

Nick Niles - 07/12/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Lending
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Funding
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Race
American Indian/Alaskan Native
Causes of Action Fair Housing Act/Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq.
Defendant(s) Great Western Bank & Trust
Plaintiff Description The United States Department of Justice on behalf of Native Americans
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought Unknown
Class action status granted Unknown
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
No documents currently in the collection
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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