Case: Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Fed. Sav. Bank

1:94-cv-04094 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: July 8, 1994

Closed Date: May 12, 1998

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Case Summary

Plaintiffs filed their class action lawsuit on July 6, 1994, alleging that Citibank had engaged in redlining practices in the Chicago metropolitan area in violation of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), 15 U.S.C. 1691; the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. 3601-3619; the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; and 42 U.S.C. 1981, 1982. Plaintiffs alleged that the defendant-bank rejected loan applications of minority applicants while approving loan applications filed by white applicants w…

Plaintiffs filed their class action lawsuit on July 6, 1994, alleging that Citibank had engaged in redlining practices in the Chicago metropolitan area in violation of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), 15 U.S.C. 1691; the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. 3601-3619; the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; and 42 U.S.C. 1981, 1982. Plaintiffs alleged that the defendant-bank rejected loan applications of minority applicants while approving loan applications filed by white applicants with similar financial characteristics and credit histories. Plaintiffs sought injunctive relief, actual damages, and punitive damages.

This case has received a good deal of press and blogger attention because one of the plaintiffs' lawyers was Barack Obama, then just a couple of years out of law school.

U.S. District Court Judge Ruben Castillo certified the plaintiffs' suit as a class action on June 30, 1995. Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Fed. Sav. Bank, 162 F.R.D. 322 (N.D. Ill. 1995). Also on June 30, Judge Castillo granted Plaintiffs' motion to compel discovery of a sample of Defendant-bank's loan application files. Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Fed. Sav. Bank, 162 F.R.D. 338 (N.D. Ill. 1995).

The parties settled the case on May 12, 1998, with an agreement that provided for waiver of some fees for class members, should they reapply for a loan, and also for various procedures to ensure that Citibank followed its own loan policies in a race neutral way.

Summary Authors

Andrew Nash (6/2/2008)

People

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Judge(s)

Castillo, Rubén (Illinois)

Attorney for Plaintiff

Alexis, Hilary I. (Illinois)

Childers, Michael Allen (Illinois)

Clayton, Fay (Illinois)

Attorney for Defendant
Expert/Monitor/Master/Other

Bua, Nicholas John (Illinois)

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:94-cv-04094

Docket (PACER)

Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Fed Svg Bk

May 12, 1998

May 12, 1998

Docket
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Complaint

Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Federal Savings Bank

July 8, 1994

July 8, 1994

Complaint
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94-04024

Amended Complaint

Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Federal Savings Bank

Jan. 12, 1995

Jan. 12, 1995

Complaint

1:94-cv-04094

[Opinion certifying class]

June 29, 1995

June 29, 1995

Order/Opinion

162 F.R.D. 162

1:94-cv-04094

[Opinion re. discovery dispute]

June 29, 1995

June 29, 1995

Order/Opinion

162 F.R.D. 162

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Second Amended Complaint

Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Federal Savings Bank

July 13, 1995

July 13, 1995

Complaint
155

1:94-cv-04094

Transcript of Proceedings Before the Honorable Ruben Castillo

Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Federal Savings Bank

Jan. 2, 1998

Jan. 2, 1998

Transcript
167

94-04024

Preliminary Approval Order, Notice of Pendency of Class Action, and Proposed Class Settlement and Hearing

Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Federal Savings Bank

Jan. 15, 1998

Jan. 15, 1998

Settlement Agreement
166

94-04024

Settlement Agreement

Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Federal Savings Bank

Jan. 16, 1998

Jan. 16, 1998

Settlement Agreement
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94-04024

Order

Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Federal Savings Bank

May 8, 1998

May 8, 1998

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/10608349/buycks-roberson-v-citibank-fed-svg-bk/

Last updated March 20, 2024, 3:01 a.m.

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Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 8, 1994

Closing Date: May 12, 1998

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All persons who are: African-American; and who applied for a first mortgage or refinance loan with Citibank for property located in Cook, DuPage, Lake or McHenry County, IL; and whose loan request was turned down between 7/6/92 and 12/31/95

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Citibank Federal Savings Bank, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

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

42 U.S.C. § 1982

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

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1998 - None

Issues

Discrimination Basis:

Race discrimination

Discrimination Area:

Lending

Affected Race(s):

Black