Case: Dumas v. Sentinel Mortg. Corp.

1:02-cv-05255 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: July 24, 2002

Closed Date: Nov. 26, 2003

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Case Summary

Plaintiff filed suit on July 24, 2002, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. 3601-3619, and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, 15 U.S.C. 1691. Plaintiff alleged that Defendant advertised loans to help pay tax liability, but that when Plaintiff contacted Defendant she was told that she could only obtain a loan for home improvements. On November 26, 2003, U.S. District Court Judge Robert W. Gettleman granted the Defendants' motion for summary judgment on the plaintiff's two federal claims and dismissed the pendant state law claim without prejudice. Dumas v. Sentinel Mortg. Corp., 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21684 (N.D. Ill. Nov. 26, 2003). Judge Gettleman found that the Plaintiff adduced no evidence that the Defendant had discriminated against her or against African-Americans in general.

Summary Authors

Andrew Nash (6/2/2008)

People

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Judge(s)

Gettleman, Robert William (Illinois)

Schenkier, Sidney I. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Pioli, Victor J. (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Gettleman, Robert William (Illinois)

Schenkier, Sidney I. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Pioli, Victor J. (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

Dumas v. Sentinel Mortgage Corp.

Nov. 26, 2003 Docket
1

Complaint

Dumas v. Sentinel Mortgage Corp.

July 24, 2002 Complaint
32

Judgment in a Civil Case

Dumas v. Sentinel Mortgage Corp.

Nov. 26, 2003 Order/Opinion
31

Memorandum Opinion and Order

Dumas v. Sentinel Mortgage Corp.

2003 WL 22859807, 2003 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 21684

Nov. 26, 2003 Order/Opinion

Docket

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Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

RECEIVED COMPLAINT with five copies. (hp) (Entered: 07/25/2002)

July 24, 2002
31

MINUTE ORDER of 11/26/03 by Hon. Robert W. Gettleman: Defendant's motion for summary judgment is granted as to counts I and II [26-1]. The court declines to exercise supplemental judgment over count III, which plaintiff may be able to pursue in state court. Count III is dismissed without prejudice. Entered Memorandum Opinion and Order. terminating case Notices mailed by judge's staff (vmj)

Nov. 26, 2003 RECAP
2

CIVIL cover sheet. (hp) (Entered: 07/25/2002)

July 24, 2002
3

PRO SE APPEARANCE by plaintiff (hp) (Entered: 07/25/2002)

July 24, 2002
4

APPLICATION by plaintiff to proceed in forma pauperis (hp) (Entered: 07/25/2002)

July 24, 2002

FORWARDED complete case file to Judge Gettleman. (hp) (Entered: 07/25/2002)

July 25, 2002
5

MINUTE ORDER of 7/26/02 by Hon. Robert W. Gettleman: Plaintiff's application to proceed in forma pauperis is denied [4-1] for failure to demonstrate a financial hardship. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 07/29/2002)

July 26, 2002
6

MOTION by plaintiff for reconsideration to proceed without cost (Attachments); Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 09/20/2002)

Sept. 3, 2002
7

AMENDED NOTICE of motion by plaintiff regarding motion for reconsideration to proceed without cost [6-1] (Attachments). (vmj) (Entered: 09/20/2002)

Sept. 6, 2002
8

MINUTE ORDER of 9/17/02 by Hon. Robert W. Gettleman: Plaintiff's motion for reconsideration to proceed without cost is granted [6-1]. Summons to issue. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 09/20/2002)

Sept. 17, 2002

COMPLAINT (vmj) (Entered: 09/23/2002)

Sept. 17, 2002

5 SUMMONS issued, 5 originals and one copy each, as to defendants' Sentinel Mtge Corp, Jeff Kleanberg and (Mark R. Cahan with three addresses) to U.S. Marshal, with copies of complaint and certified copy of minute order dated 9/17/02. (vmj) Modified on 09/23/2002 (Entered: 09/23/2002)

Sept. 23, 2002
9

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to defendants' Sentinel Mtge Corp, Mark R Cahan and Jeff Kleanberg on 9/25/02. (vmj) (Entered: 10/03/2002)

Oct. 1, 2002
10

RETURN OF SERVICE unexecuted as to defendant Mark R Cahan (Attachment). (vmj) (Entered: 10/10/2002)

Oct. 8, 2002
11

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendants' by Victor J. Pioli. (vmj) (Entered: 10/16/2002)

Oct. 15, 2002
12

MOTION by defendant to extend time to answer or otherwise plead ; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 10/24/2002)

Oct. 15, 2002
13

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to defendant Mark R Cahan on 10/22/02. (vmj) (Entered: 10/24/2002)

Oct. 23, 2002
14

MINUTE ORDER of 10/23/02 by Hon. Robert W. Gettleman: Defendants' motion for extension of time of 14 days to answer or otherwise plead is granted [12-1]. Telephoned notice (vmj) (Entered: 10/24/2002)

Oct. 23, 2002
16

MINUTE ORDER of 11/27/02 by Hon. Robert W. Gettleman: Enter order of default against defendants. Plaintiff's prove-up papers are due by 12/11/02. Prove-up hearing is set for 12/18/02, at 9:00 a.m. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 12/02/2002)

Nov. 27, 2002
17

DAMAGES prove-up by plaintiff (Exhibits); Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 12/19/2002)

Dec. 11, 2002
18

MOTION by defendant to vacate order of default ; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 12/19/2002)

Dec. 13, 2002
19

MINUTE ORDER of 12/18/02 by Hon. Robert W. Gettleman: Status hearing held and continued to 1/14/03 at 9:00 a.m. Defendants' motion to vacate order of default is granted [18-1], conditioned on payment of $150.00 to plaintiff for her time. Defendants' response to the complaint is due by 1/6/03. Mailed notice (vmj) (Entered: 12/19/2002)

Dec. 18, 2002
21

MOTION by defendants to withdraw The Law Firm of Levenfeld Pearlstein and Victor Pioli as counsel ; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 01/16/2003)

Dec. 31, 2002
20

ANSWER by defendants' to plaintiff's complaint [0-1]; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 01/10/2003)

Jan. 8, 2003
22

MINUTE ORDER of 1/15/03 by Hon. Robert W. Gettleman: Status hearing reset to 2/6/03 at 9:00 a.m. Motion of Victor Pioli of The Law Firm of Levenfeld Pearlstein for leave to withdraw as counsel on behalf of defendants' is granted [21-1]. No notice (vmj) (Entered: 01/16/2003)

Jan. 15, 2003
23

INTENT as to joint status report by plaintiff; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 02/10/2003)

Jan. 31, 2003
24

INITIAL status report by defendants; Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 02/10/2003)

Feb. 4, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 2/6/03 by Hon. Robert W. Gettleman : Status hearing held and continued to 9:00 3/6/03 . Open court notice (gds) (Entered: 02/07/2003)

Feb. 6, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 3/6/03 by Hon. Robert W. Gettleman : Status hearing held and continued to 9:00 4/15/03 . Open court notice (gds) (Entered: 03/06/2003)

March 6, 2003

SCHEDULE set on 4/15/03 by Hon. Robert W. Gettleman : Status hearing held and continued to 9:00 7/22/03 . Discovery ordered closed on 7/17/03 . Open court notice (gds) (Entered: 04/15/2003)

April 15, 2003
25

MINUTE ORDER of 7/22/03 by Hon. Robert W. Gettleman : Status hearing held and continued to 9:00 a.m. on 12/02/03. Defendant's motion for summary judgment is due by 08/12/03. Plaintiff's response is due by 09/19/03. Defendant's reply is due by 10/03/03. No notice (jmp) (Entered: 07/24/2003)

July 22, 2003
26

MOTION by defendants for summary judgment ; Memorandum in support (Attachments); Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 08/13/2003)

Aug. 12, 2003
27

NOTICE by defendants to pro se litigant opposing motion for summary judgment. (vmj) (Entered: 08/13/2003)

Aug. 12, 2003
29

NOTICE by Victor Pioli of change of address. (vmj) (Entered: 10/06/2003)

Oct. 3, 2003
30

REPLY by defendants in support of their motion for summary judgment (Attachments); Notice. (vmj) (Entered: 10/06/2003)

Oct. 3, 2003
32

ENTERED JUDGMENT. (vmj) (Entered: 12/02/2003)

Nov. 26, 2003

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 24, 2002

Closing Date: Nov. 26, 2003

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

African American citizen of the United States and doing business in the City of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: Yes

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Sentinel Mortgage Corporation, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

State law

Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), 15 U.S.C. § 1691

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Funding

Discrimination-area:

Lending

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black