Case: United States v. Great Western Bank and Trust

2:80-01026 | U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

Filed Date: Dec. 16, 1980

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Case Summary

On December 16, 1980, the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) filed a lawsuit against the Great Western Bank and Trust in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. The suit, presumably brought under 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601-3631 (Fair Housing Act), alleged discrimination against Native Americans in housing loans. A consent decree was filed sometime in 1982, the exact terms of which are unknown to us.

There are no reported opinions or other documents available for this case. What little we do know is from brief references to this case in the Attorney General's report to Congress (1981, pg. 125, FN 60, and 1982, pg. 159, FN 62).

Summary Authors

Nick Niles (7/12/2007)

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Case Details

State / Territory: Arizona

Case Type(s):

Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 16, 1980

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

The United States Department of Justice on behalf of Native Americans

Plaintiff Type(s):

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Unknown

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Great Western Bank & Trust, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Fair Housing Act/Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq.

Availably Documents:

None of the above

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

General:

Funding

Discrimination-area:

Lending

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

American Indian/Alaskan Native