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Case Name Mackey v. Nationwide Ins. Co FH-NC-0001
Docket / Court unknown ( W.D.N.C. )
State/Territory North Carolina
Case Type(s) Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
Case Summary
Plaintiff, a terminated insurance company employee, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, alleging that his termination was the result of redlining prohibited by the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. 1; federal civil rights statutes, 42 U.S.C. 1981, 1982; the Fair ... read more >
Plaintiff, a terminated insurance company employee, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, alleging that his termination was the result of redlining prohibited by the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. 1; federal civil rights statutes, 42 U.S.C. 1981, 1982; the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. 3601-3619; and the North Carolina Unfair Trade Practices Act, N.C.G.S. 75-1. U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Potter granted the Defendant-insurance company's motion to dismiss, finding that the McCarran-Ferguson Act, 15 U.S.C. 1011, immunized the Defendant from suit for allegations of redlining.

On January 6, 1984, the Fourth Circuit affirmed the dismissal, but on different grounds. The appellate court found that the McCarran-Ferguson Act did immunize the Defendant from suit under antitrust laws, but that the Plaintiff lacked standing to bring a claim under the remaining statutes because he was merely a terminated employee rather than a rejected home applicant or borrower. Mackey v. Nationwide Ins. Cos., 724 F.2d 419 (4th Cir. 1984).

Andrew Nash - 06/02/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action State law
42 U.S.C. § 1982
42 U.S.C. § 1981
Defendant(s) Nationwide Insurance Companies
Plaintiff Description Plaintiff, a former employee of the defendant, an insurance company, brought suit against the defendant after his employment was terminated. He alleged that the defendant's practice of redlining violated federal statutes and caused him economic harm.
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 Unknown
Form of Settlement Confession of Judgment
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 1984
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
[Opinion] 01/06/1984 (724 F.2d 419)
FH-NC-0001-0001 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judges Ervin, Samuel James III (Fourth Circuit)
FH-NC-0001-0001
Haynsworth, Clement Furman Jr. (Fourth Circuit)
FH-NC-0001-0001
Widener, Hiram Emory Jr. (Fourth Circuit, W.D. Va.)
FH-NC-0001-0001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Nockleby, John T. (North Carolina)
FH-NC-0001-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Goldman, Jeffrey S. (Illinois)
FH-NC-0001-0001
Other Lawyers None on record

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