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Case Name JAT Inc. v. Nat'l City Bank of the Midwest FH-MI-0001
Docket / Court 06-CV-11937 ( E.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
Case Summary
Plaintiffs filed this class action lawsuit against the Defendant-lender on April 25, 2006, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, alleging that the Defendant-bank had an unwritten policy of not lending in predominantly minority areas of Detroit. Plaintiffs' suit included ... read more >
Plaintiffs filed this class action lawsuit against the Defendant-lender on April 25, 2006, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, alleging that the Defendant-bank had an unwritten policy of not lending in predominantly minority areas of Detroit. Plaintiffs' suit included claims under the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. 3601-3619, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, 15 U.S.C. 1691, and federal civil rights statutes, 42 U.S.C. 1981, 1982. On October 27, 2006, the Court (Judge Nancy G. Edmunds) granted the Defendant's motions to dismiss some of the claims under the FHA and ECOA as time-barred. JAT, Inc. v. Nat'l City Bank of the Midwest, 460 F. Supp. 2d 812 (E.D. Mich. 2006). Judge Edmunds rejected other defense motions at this stage, finding that Defendant's substantive defenses were more appropriate at the summary judgment stage.

On July 9, 2007, Judge Edmunds denied Plaintiffs' motion for class action certification. JAT, Inc. v. Nat'l City Bank of the Midwest, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 49198 (E.D. Mich. July 9, 2007). After extensive discovery proceedings, the Court granted summary judgment for the defendants on June 10, 2008, holding that the Plaintiffs did not have enough factual support to proceed with their claim. 2008 WL 2397657 (E.D. Mich. June 10, 2008).

The Plaintiffs appealed to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, however, they withdrew their appeal and the case was dismissed on December 19, 2008.

Joshua Arocho - 06/21/2012


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Lending
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Disparate Treatment
Funding
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action 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
42 U.S.C. § 1982
42 U.S.C. § 1981
Defendant(s) National City Bank of the Midwest
National City Corporation
Plaintiff Description More than 500 churches and other not-for-profit organizations that are predominantly African Americans owning real estate who were denied applications from Defendant Bank although worthy of credit.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
2:06-cv-11937-NGE-MKM (E.D. Mich.) 12/19/2008
FH-MI-0001-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Amended Class Action Complaint of Racially Discriminatory Lending Practices 07/31/2006
FH-MI-0001-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Defendant's Motion to Dismiss in Part and Denying Defendant's Motion to Dismiss in Part 10/27/2006 (460 F.Supp.2d 812) (E.D. Mich.)
FH-MI-0001-0008.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Complaint of Racially Discriminatory Lending Practices 04/25/2007
FH-MI-0001-0001.pdf | Detail
Opinion and Order Denying as Moot Defendant's Motion to Compel 06/21/2007 (2007 WL 1880389 / 2007 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 47235) (E.D. Mich.)
FH-MI-0001-0009.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Order (1) Denying Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification, and (2) Denying as Moot Defendants' Two Motions to Strike Declarations and Pleadings 07/09/2007 (2007 WL 2004877 / 2007 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 49198) (E.D. Mich.)
FH-MI-0001-0010.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Opinion and Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Plaintiff's Motion to Compel and Granting Plaintiff's Motion to Extend the Deadline for Plaintiff's Expert Reports 11/08/2007 (2007 WL 3346232) (E.D. Mich.)
FH-MI-0001-0003.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion and Order Granting in Part Defendant's Motion to Bar the Testimony of Phillip Peake 04/22/2008 (2008 WL 1820841) (E.D. Mich.)
FH-MI-0001-0004.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion and Order Granting Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment 06/10/2008 (2008 WL 2397657) (E.D. Mich.)
FH-MI-0001-0005.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment 06/10/2008 (E.D. Mich.)
FH-MI-0001-0006.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order 12/19/2008
FH-MI-0001-0007.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Edmunds, Nancy Garlock (E.D. Mich.)
FH-MI-0001-0005 | FH-MI-0001-0006 | FH-MI-0001-0008 | FH-MI-0001-0010 | FH-MI-0001-9000
Majzoub, Mona K. (E.D. Mich.) [Magistrate]
FH-MI-0001-0003 | FH-MI-0001-0004 | FH-MI-0001-0009 | FH-MI-0001-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Collins, Jeffrey (Michigan)
FH-MI-0001-0009 | FH-MI-0001-0010 | FH-MI-0001-9000 | FH-MI-0001-9000
Gassner, Henry P. (District of Columbia)
FH-MI-0001-0002
Marcus, Terri N. (District of Columbia)
FH-MI-0001-0001
Rose, David L. (District of Columbia)
FH-MI-0001-0001 | FH-MI-0001-0002 | FH-MI-0001-0008 | FH-MI-0001-0009 | FH-MI-0001-0010 | FH-MI-0001-9000
Rubinstein, Yuval (District of Columbia)
FH-MI-0001-9000
Runyan, John R. Jr. (Michigan)
FH-MI-0001-0001 | FH-MI-0001-0002 | FH-MI-0001-0008 | FH-MI-0001-0009 | FH-MI-0001-0010 | FH-MI-0001-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Cleveland, Michael G. (Illinois)
FH-MI-0001-9000
Phillips, Philip B. (Michigan)
FH-MI-0001-0008 | FH-MI-0001-9000
Toomey, Erin L. (Michigan)
FH-MI-0001-0008 | FH-MI-0001-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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