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Case Name Ricci v. Key Bancshares of Maine, Inc. FH-ME-0001
Docket / Court 82-0249-P ( D. Me. )
State/Territory Maine
Case Type(s) Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
Case Summary
Plaintiff, an Italian-American businessman whose business operations depended on a revolving line of credit with a bank, brought suit against Defendant-bank after the bank terminated his line of credit, allegedly because of the Plaintiff's national origin. The Defendant-bank then impleaded third- ... read more >
Plaintiff, an Italian-American businessman whose business operations depended on a revolving line of credit with a bank, brought suit against Defendant-bank after the bank terminated his line of credit, allegedly because of the Plaintiff's national origin. The Defendant-bank then impleaded third-party Defendants, F.B.I. agents, who had allegedly made statements to the Defendant-bank about the Plaintiff's business activities that led the Defendant-bank to terminate the Plaintiff's line of credit. After the Plaintiff succeeded in the District Court on claims premised on the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, 15 U.S.C. 1691, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. 1681, and 42 U.S.C. 1981, 1982, the F.B.I. agents filed a motion for summary judgment against the Defendant-bank's suit for contribution from them. U.S. District Court Judge David Mazzone denied the F.B.I. agents' motion for summary judgment.

The F.B.I. agents appealed the District Court's adverse ruling on official immunity, and on July 24, 1985, the First Circuit reversed the District Court and held the F.B.I. agents were immune from the suit for contribution. Ricci v. Key Bancshares of Maine, Inc., 768 F.2d 456 (1st Cir. 1985). Subsequent to the federal appellate court's ruling, on June 17, 1987, the District Court upheld the grant of punitive damages against the Defendant-lender. Ricci v. Key Bancshares of Maine, Inc., 662 F. Supp. 1132 (D. Me. 1987).

Andrew Nash - 06/02/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-area
Lending
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
General
Funding
National Origin/Ethnicity
Other
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), 15 U.S.C. § 1691
42 U.S.C. § 1982
42 U.S.C. § 1981
Defendant(s) Canal Bank and Trust
Depositors Corp.
Depositors Trust Co. of Southern Maine
Key Bancshares of Maine, Inc.
Plaintiff Description Corporate plaintiffs who suffered monetary damages when Key Bancshares of Maine, Inc. ceased to loan them money.
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Damages
Source of Relief Litigation
Filing Year 1982
Case Closing Year 1987
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
2:82-cv-00249-GC (D. Me.)
FH-ME-0001-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/26/1982
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Opinion (111 F.R.D. 369) (D. Me.)
FH-ME-0001-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/11/1986
Source: Google Scholar
[Order] (768 F.2d 456)
FH-ME-0001-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/24/1986
Source: Google Scholar
Memorandum Opinion and Order (662 F.Supp. 1132) (D. Me.)
FH-ME-0001-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 06/18/1987
Source: Google Scholar
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Judges Aldrich, Bailey (D. Mass., First Circuit) show/hide docs
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Bownes, Hugh Henry (D.N.H., First Circuit) show/hide docs
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Breyer, Stephen Gerald (First Circuit, SCOTUS) show/hide docs
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Campbell, Levin Hicks (D. Mass., First Circuit) show/hide docs
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Carter, Gene (D. Me.) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Axelrod , Robert M. (Connecticut) show/hide docs
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Bergenn, James M. (Connecticut) show/hide docs
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Campbell, John S. (Maine) show/hide docs
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Kelly, John N. (Maine) show/hide docs
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Moore, Jonathan C. (New York) show/hide docs
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Norris, M. Hatcher (Connecticut) show/hide docs
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Peters, John C. (Connecticut) show/hide docs
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Poulos, Richard E. (Maine) show/hide docs
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Sanders, Janet (Massachusetts) show/hide docs
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van Gestel, Allen (Massachusetts) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Buckley, Philip D. (Maine) show/hide docs
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Burns, Thomas D. (Massachusetts) show/hide docs
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Gilmore, John A.D. (Massachusetts) show/hide docs
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King, David C. (Maine) show/hide docs
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Kornreich, Louis H. (Maine) show/hide docs
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Mahony, Gael (Massachusetts) show/hide docs
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McGowan, James H. III (New York) show/hide docs
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Mogul, Jules L. (Maine) show/hide docs
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Peisch, Thomas (Massachusetts) show/hide docs
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Rudman, Paul L. (Maine) show/hide docs
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Sbrega, Dennis (Maine) show/hide docs
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White, Catherine A. (Massachusetts) show/hide docs
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Zielinski, Richard M. (Massachusetts) show/hide docs
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Other Lawyers Cohen, Richard S. (Maine) show/hide docs
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Groff, Joseph H. III (Maine) show/hide docs
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Silsby, Paula (Maine) show/hide docs
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