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Case Name McDiarmid v. Economy Fire & Casualty Co. FH-OH-0005
Docket / Court C-3-81-010 ( S.D. Ohio )
State/Territory Ohio
Case Type(s) Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
Case Summary
Plaintiffs alleged that Defendant-insurance company engaged in redlining when denying their application for homeowners' insurance. Plaintiffs filed suit the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, alleging that insurance redlining violated the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601-361 ... read more >
Plaintiffs alleged that Defendant-insurance company engaged in redlining when denying their application for homeowners' insurance. Plaintiffs filed suit the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, alleging that insurance redlining violated the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601-3619. On August 1, 1984, U.S. District Court Judge Rice denied the Defendant's motion to dismiss, finding that a denial of insurance based on the race of a homeowner could constitute a violation of the FHA. McDiarmid v. Economy Fire & Casualty Co., 604 F. Supp. 105 (S.D. Ohio 1984).

Andrew Nash - 06/02/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Insurance
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Fair Housing Act/Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq.
Defendant(s) Economy Fire & Casualty Company
Plaintiff Description People denied home owners insurance allegedly because of their race in a process known as 'insurance redlining.'
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Unknown
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Unknown
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Unknown
Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Decision and Entry Overruling Defendants' Motions to Dismiss 08/01/1984 (604 F.Supp. 105) (S.D. Ohio)
FH-OH-0005-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judges Rice, Walter Herbert (S.D. Ohio)
FH-OH-0005-0001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Brown, Allen (Ohio)
FH-OH-0005-0001
Olden, Stephen Hart (Ohio)
FH-OH-0005-0001 | FH-OH-0005-0001
Stidham, R. J. (Ohio)
FH-OH-0005-0001
Vaughn, Noel (Ohio)
FH-OH-0005-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Dunsky, Gregory P. (Ohio)
FH-OH-0005-0001
Freund, Neil F. (Ohio)
FH-OH-0005-0001
Gibson, Gregory C. (Ohio)
FH-OH-0005-0001
Schultz, Ronald E (Ohio)
FH-OH-0005-0001
Other Lawyers None on record

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