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Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "United States v. Decatur Federal Savings & Loan (N.D. Ga.)"
Date September 17, 1992
Author Department of Justice
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Abstract On September 17, 1992, the court entered a consent decree in United States v. Decatur Federal Savings & Loan (N.D. Ga.). The complaint, which was filed simultaneously with the consent decree on Septemebr 17, 1992, alleged that the bank applied stricter underwriting standards to African-American applicants than to white applicants. The United States also contended that the bank devised ways to avoid dealing with African-Americans. Under the consent decree the bank agreed to pay $1 million to compensate 48 victims of discrimination and to take a series of corrective measures to ensure compliance with federal fair lending laws.This was the United States first mortgage lending case.
Source Department of Justice

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case United States v. Decatur Federal Savings & Loan Association (FH-GA-0002)

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