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Case Name Dumas v. Sentinel Mortg. Corp. FH-IL-0002
Docket / Court 02-CV-05255 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
Case Summary
Plaintiff filed suit on July 24, 2002, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. 3601-3619, and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, 15 U.S.C. 1691. Plaintiff alleged that Defendant advertised loans to help pay tax ... read more >
Plaintiff filed suit on July 24, 2002, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. 3601-3619, and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, 15 U.S.C. 1691. Plaintiff alleged that Defendant advertised loans to help pay tax liability, but that when Plaintiff contacted Defendant she was told that she could only obtain a loan for home improvements. On November 26, 2003, U.S. District Court Judge Robert W. Gettleman granted the Defendants' motion for summary judgment on the plaintiff's two federal claims and dismissed the pendant state law claim without prejudice. Dumas v. Sentinel Mortg. Corp., 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21684 (N.D. Ill. Nov. 26, 2003). Judge Gettleman found that the Plaintiff adduced no evidence that the Defendant had discriminated against her or against African-Americans in general.

Andrew Nash - 06/02/2008


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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
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action State law
Fair Housing Act/Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq.
Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), 15 U.S.C. § 1691
Defendant(s) Sentinel Mortgage Corporation
Plaintiff Description African American citizen of the United States and doing business in the City of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
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 None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2003
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
1:02-cv-05255 (N.D. Ill.) 11/26/2003
FH-IL-0002-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 07/24/2002
FH-IL-0002-0001.pdf | Detail
Judgment in a Civil Case 11/26/2003 (N.D. Ill.)
FH-IL-0002-0003.pdf | Detail
Memorandum Opinion and Order 12/26/2003 (2003 WL 22859807 / 2003 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 21684) (N.D. Ill.)
FH-IL-0002-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Judges Gettleman, Robert William (N.D. Ill.)
FH-IL-0002-0001 | FH-IL-0002-0002 | FH-IL-0002-9000
Schenkier, Sidney I. (N.D. Ind.) [Magistrate]
FH-IL-0002-0001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers Pioli, Victor J. (Illinois)
FH-IL-0002-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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