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Case Name Sallion v. Suntrust Banks, Inc. FH-GA-0001
Docket / Court 1:96-cv-01500-RWS ( N.D. Ga. )
State/Territory Georgia
Case Type(s) Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
Case Summary
Plaintiff filed suit on June 17, 1996, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, alleging violations of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), 15 U.S.C. 1691, and federal civil rights statutes, 42 U.S.C. 1981, 1982. Plaintiff alleged that the Defendant-lender rejected ... read more >
Plaintiff filed suit on June 17, 1996, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, alleging violations of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), 15 U.S.C. 1691, and federal civil rights statutes, 42 U.S.C. 1981, 1982. Plaintiff alleged that the Defendant-lender rejected plaintiff's loan application because of her race and her status as a single woman. U.S. District Court Judge Richard W. Story granted Defendants motion for summary judgment on March 1, 2000, after finding that the plaintiff had insufficient income and lacked the money necessary for a closing. Sallion v. Suntrust Bank, 87 F. Supp. 2d 1323 (N.D. Ga. 2000).

Andrew Nash - 06/02/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-area
Housing Sales/Rental
Lending
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), 15 U.S.C. § 1691
42 U.S.C. § 1981
42 U.S.C. § 1982
Defendant(s) Suntrust Bank, Atlanta
Suntrust Banks, Inc.
Plaintiff Description Loan applicant sued Suntrust Bank and its loan originator alleging that bank rejected her application based on race and marital status in violation of her civil rights and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA).
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief Unknown
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2000
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
00-12451-FF (U.S. Court of Appeals) 07/10/2000
FH-GA-0001-9001.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
1:96-cv-01500-RWS (N.D. Ga.) 10/18/2000
FH-GA-0001-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Memorandum Opinion and Order [Granting S/J for Defendants] 02/29/2000 (87 F.Supp.2d 1323) (N.D. Ga.)
FH-GA-0001-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judges Story, Richard W. (N.D. Ga.)
FH-GA-0001-0001 | FH-GA-0001-9000
Strother, John R. Jr. (N.D. Ga.) [Magistrate]
FH-GA-0001-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Lord, Georgia Kay (Georgia)
FH-GA-0001-0001 | FH-GA-0001-9000 | FH-GA-0001-9001
Defendant's Lawyers Hollis, Howell III (Georgia)
FH-GA-0001-9000 | FH-GA-0001-9001
Major, William Henry III (Georgia)
FH-GA-0001-0001 | FH-GA-0001-9000 | FH-GA-0001-9001
Mast, Christine L. (Georgia)
FH-GA-0001-9000
Nelson, Allen William (Georgia)
FH-GA-0001-0001 | FH-GA-0001-9000
Tatum, Anthony Paul (Georgia)
FH-GA-0001-0001 | FH-GA-0001-9000
Wilson, David Hunt (Georgia)
FH-GA-0001-0001 | FH-GA-0001-9000 | FH-GA-0001-9001
Other Lawyers None on record

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