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Case Name Latimore v. Citibank Fed. Sav. Bank FH-IL-0003
Docket / Court 95 C 436 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
Case Summary
Plaintiff, an African-American living in a majority-black area of Chicago, applied for a loan with Defendant-bank, which found that the market value of Plaintiff's home was insufficient collateral to support the size of the loan the Plaintiff sought. The Plaintiff disputed the appraisal value ... read more >
Plaintiff, an African-American living in a majority-black area of Chicago, applied for a loan with Defendant-bank, which found that the market value of Plaintiff's home was insufficient collateral to support the size of the loan the Plaintiff sought. The Plaintiff disputed the appraisal value assigned to her home and alleged that the Defendants, the bank and two of its employees, had discriminated against the Plaintiff on the basis of the Plaintiff's race. The Plaintiff filed suit on January 23, 1995, against the Defendants in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, alleging violations of federal civil rights statutes, 42 U.S.C. 1981, 1982; the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. 3605; and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, 15 U.S.C. 1691(a)(1).

U.S. District Court Judge Elaine E. Bucklo granted Defendants motion for summary judgment on September 23, 1997. Latimore v. Citibank, F.S.B., 979 F. Supp. 662 (N.D. Ill. 1997). Judge Bucklo found that the Plaintiff failed to produce sufficient evidence that the Defendants treated the Plaintiff any different than they treated white customers. The Seventh Circuit affirmed on August 10, 1998. Latimore v. Citibank F.S.B., 151 F.3d 712 (7th Cir. 1998).

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 42 U.S.C. ยง 1981
Defendant(s) Citibank, F.S.B.
Plaintiff Description An African American citizen of the United States who resides in the County of Cook, City of Chicago, IL, alleging that Defendant refused to provide a mortgage loan because of discriminatory practices and reasons.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought None on record
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 1998
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
1:95-cv-00436 (N.D. Ill.) 09/02/1998
FH-IL-0003-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
97-3724 (U.S. Court of Appeals) 09/02/1998
FH-IL-0003-9001.pdf | Detail
General Documents
Defendant's Answer to Plaintiff's Original Complaint 03/20/1995
FH-IL-0003-0001.pdf | Detail
Memorandum Opinion and Order 09/23/1997 (979 F.Supp. 662) (N.D. Ill.)
FH-IL-0003-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
[Opinion] 08/10/1998 (151 F.3d 712)
FH-IL-0003-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judges Bucklo, Elaine E. (N.D. Ill.) [Magistrate]
FH-IL-0003-0002 | FH-IL-0003-9000
Cudahy, Richard Dickson (Seventh Circuit)
FH-IL-0003-0003 | FH-IL-0003-9001
Easterbrook, Frank Hoover (Seventh Circuit)
FH-IL-0003-0003 | FH-IL-0003-9001
Posner, Richard Allen (Seventh Circuit)
FH-IL-0003-0003 | FH-IL-0003-9001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Gerstein, Michael D. (Illinois)
FH-IL-0003-0002 | FH-IL-0003-0003 | FH-IL-0003-9000 | FH-IL-0003-9001
McCullough, Edwin R. (Illinois)
FH-IL-0003-0002 | FH-IL-0003-0003 | FH-IL-0003-9000 | FH-IL-0003-9001
Defendant's Lawyers Kinsler, Jeffrey S. (Illinois)
FH-IL-0003-0003
Kriss, Robert J. (Illinois)
FH-IL-0003-0001 | FH-IL-0003-0002 | FH-IL-0003-0003 | FH-IL-0003-9000 | FH-IL-0003-9001
Nale, Lucia (Illinois)
FH-IL-0003-0001 | FH-IL-0003-0002 | FH-IL-0003-9000
Salpeter, Alan Norris (Illinois)
FH-IL-0003-0001 | FH-IL-0003-0002 | FH-IL-0003-9000
Spiegel, Mary Ann (Illinois)
FH-IL-0003-0001 | FH-IL-0003-0002 | FH-IL-0003-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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