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Case Name Cartwright v. American Savings & Loan Association FH-IN-0003
Docket / Court 88-1593 ( N.D. Ind. )
State/Territory Indiana
Case Type(s) Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
Case Summary
Plaintiffs, a minority loan applicant and a fair housing non-profit, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, alleging that Defendant-lender violated the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S. 3601-3619, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, 15 U.S.C. 1691, and federal civil ... read more >
Plaintiffs, a minority loan applicant and a fair housing non-profit, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, alleging that Defendant-lender violated the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S. 3601-3619, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, 15 U.S.C. 1691, and federal civil rights statutes, 42 U.S.C. 1981, 1982, by discriminating against Plaintiff-loan applicant on the basis of her race. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Mills granted the Defendants' motion to dismiss after finding that the Defendant-lender had not rejected Plaintiff's loan application but had merely failed to act on it after two years, and that Plaintiff had failed to make out a prima facie case for redlining because Plaintiff had not alleged that the Defendant-lender had treated similarly situated white loan applicants in a different manner. The Seventh Circuit affirmed the District Court's rulings on July 14, 1989. Cartwright v. American Sav. & Loan Assoc., 880 F.2d 912 (7th Cir. 1989).

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 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. § 1981
42 U.S.C. § 1982
Defendant(s) American Savings & Loan Association
Plaintiff Description Mortgage applicant and open housing center were refused approval of application by lender, allegedly because of applicant's race and sex.
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 1989
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
[Opinion] 07/14/1989 (880 F.2d 912)
FH-IN-0003-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judges Coffey, John Louis (Seventh Circuit)
FH-IN-0003-0001
Cudahy, Richard Dickson (Seventh Circuit)
FH-IN-0003-0001
Easterbrook, Frank Hoover (Seventh Circuit)
FH-IN-0003-0001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Jarrett, Jerry T. (Indiana)
FH-IN-0003-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Abrahamson, Harold (Indiana)
FH-IN-0003-0001
Dvorscak, Mark (Indiana)
FH-IN-0003-0001
Other Lawyers None on record

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