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Case Name United States v. Loki Properties, LLP FH-MN-0001
Docket / Court 0:10-cv-02597-SRN-JJK ( D. Minn. )
State/Territory Minnesota
Case Type(s) Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
On June 24, 2010, the United States filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, under the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. §§3601-3619, against owners and operators of an apartment complex located in Red Wing Minnesota. DOJ alleged that the defendants discriminated ... read more >
On June 24, 2010, the United States filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, under the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. §§3601-3619, against owners and operators of an apartment complex located in Red Wing Minnesota. DOJ alleged that the defendants discriminated against the complainant, an African-American man, on the basis of race and sex when it refused to rent him a unit because of his criminal background, but rented an apartment to a white male with a felonious criminal background. The complaint sought declaratory, injunctive, and monetary relief.

Judge Nelson was elevated to the Court of Appeal, and the case was reassigned to Judge Donovan Frank. On July 29, 2011, Judge Frank approved a two year Consent Decree agreed to by the parties. The Consent Decree provides:
  • It enjoins the Defendants from refusing to rent a dwelling or discriminating against a person in the terms and conditions of the rental of a dwelling on the basis of race or sex.
  • It requires antidiscrimination training of all of defendants employees involved in renting apartments
  • It requires posting of Fair Housing notices and use of Equal Housing Opportunity language in advertising.
  • It requires recordkeeping and notice to the DOJ in the event any additional complaints are filed.
  • It orders the Defendants to pay $15,000 in damages to the complainant.
  • It preserves jurisdiction in the district court for enforcement for 2 years.

    Asma Husain - 02/07/2016


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
Content of Injunction
Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Monitoring
Provide antidiscrimination training
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Defendant-type
Multi-family housing provider
Discrimination-area
Housing Sales/Rental
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Sex discrimination
General
Housing
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action Fair Housing Act/Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq.
Defendant(s) Loki Properties LLP
Plaintiff Description United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2011 - 2013
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Insurer Must Pay $100.5 Million in Redlining Case
The New York Times
Written: Oct. 27, 1998
By: Joseph B. Treaster
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Nationwide Settles Virginia Redlining Suit
Property Casualty 360
Written: May. 06, 2000
By: Amanda Levin
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  The Origins of Fair Lending Litigation
Written: Dec. 04, 2008
By: Andrew Nash (Washington University in St. Louis)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
10-cv-02597 (D. Minn.) 07/29/2011
FH-MN-0001-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 06/24/2010
FH-MN-0001-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 07/29/2011
FH-MN-0001-0002 PDF | Detail
Judges Frank, Donovan W. (D. Minn.)
FH-MN-0001-0002
Nelson, Susan Richard (D. Minn.) [Magistrate]
FH-MN-0001-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Brooker, Gregory G (Minnesota)
FH-MN-0001-0001 | FH-MN-0001-9000
Jones, B. Todd (Minnesota)
FH-MN-0001-0001 | FH-MN-0001-0002
Voss, Ana H. (Minnesota)
FH-MN-0001-0001 | FH-MN-0001-0002 | FH-MN-0001-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Fuith, Leanne (Minnesota)
FH-MN-0001-0002
Laurie, Gerald T. (Minnesota)
FH-MN-0001-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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