Case: Simms v. First Gibraltar Bank

4:91-cv-03367 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Filed Date: Nov. 15, 1991

Closed Date: 1997

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Case Summary

Plaintiffs, residents of an apartment building, applied for a loan with Defendant-lender to convert their apartment building into a cooperative. Defendant rejected their loan application, purportedly because of liens on the property, but admitted to procedural irregularities in the handling of the application. Plaintiffs alleged that Defendant rejected their loan application because many of them were minorities, and Plaintiffs filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of T…

Plaintiffs, residents of an apartment building, applied for a loan with Defendant-lender to convert their apartment building into a cooperative. Defendant rejected their loan application, purportedly because of liens on the property, but admitted to procedural irregularities in the handling of the application. Plaintiffs alleged that Defendant rejected their loan application because many of them were minorities, and Plaintiffs filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas and alleged violations of the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601-3619.

After the District Court ruled against the Defendant-lender on the FHA violation, the Defendant appealed, and the Fifth Circuit reversed on May 31, 1996, in a panel opinion written by Circuit Judge E. Grady Jolly. Simms v. First Gibraltar Bank, 83 F.3d 1546 (5th Cir. 1996). The Fifth Circuit found that the Defendant-lender had provided sufficient nondiscriminatory reasons for rejecting the loan and that the procedural irregularities did not demonstrate that the race of the loan applicants was a substantial factor in the rejection of the application. Circuit Judge Emilio Garza concurred in the appellate panel's judgment without joining Judge Jolly's opinion; Judge Garza did not write separately to explain his decision.

The Fifth Circuit rejected the Plaintiff-Appellants' petition for rehearing on July 16, 1996. Simms v. First Gibraltar Bank, 95 F.3d 56 (5th Cir. 1996).

Summary Authors

Andrew Nash (6/2/2008)

People


Judge(s)

Davis, W. Eugene (Louisiana)

Garza, Emilio M. (Texas)

Hoyt, Kenneth M. (Texas)

Jolly, E. Grady (Mississippi)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Freytag, Sharon N. (Texas)

Hill, Raymond M. (Texas)

Keltner, David M. (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Gibson, Laura (Texas)

White, Bonnie J. (Texas)

Other Attorney(s)

Active

Judge(s)

Davis, W. Eugene (Louisiana)

Garza, Emilio M. (Texas)

Hoyt, Kenneth M. (Texas)

Jolly, E. Grady (Mississippi)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Freytag, Sharon N. (Texas)

Hill, Raymond M. (Texas)

Keltner, David M. (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Gibson, Laura (Texas)

White, Bonnie J. (Texas)

Other Attorney(s)

Caruso, F. Willis (Illinois)

Haze, Ronald D. (Illinois)

Seng, Michael P. (Illinois)

Weinstock, Craig Louis (Texas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:91-cv-03367

Docket (PACER)

Simms, et al v. First Gibraltar Bank, et al

Jan. 16, 1997

Jan. 16, 1997

Docket
104

4:91-cv-03367

Final Judgment

Simms, et al v. First Gibraltar Bank, et al

March 22, 1994

March 22, 1994

Order/Opinion
109

4:91-cv-03367

Order

Simms, et al v. First Gibraltar Bank, et al

April 20, 1994

April 20, 1994

Order/Opinion

94-20386

[Opinion]

Simms, et al v. First Gibraltar Bank, et al

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

83 F.3d 1546

May 31, 1996

May 31, 1996

Order/Opinion

94-20386

[Order re:] Denials of Rehearing En Banc

Simms v. First Gibraltar Bank

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

95 F.3d 56

July 16, 1996

July 16, 1996

Order/Opinion
126

4:91-cv-03367

Final Judgment

Simms, et al v. First Gibraltar Bank, et al

Aug. 1, 1996

Aug. 1, 1996

Order/Opinion

96-00620

[cert. denied]

Simms v. First Madison Bank, FSB

Supreme Court of the United States

519 U.S. 1041, 117 S.Ct. 610, 136 L.Ed.2d 535

Dec. 16, 1996

Dec. 16, 1996

Order/Opinion

96-00620

[Order Re: Denying Rehearing]

Simms v. First Madison Bank, FSB

Supreme Court of the United States

519 U.S. 1143, 117 S.Ct. 1021, 136 L.Ed.2d 897

Feb. 18, 1997

Feb. 18, 1997

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 5, 2022, 3:08 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
12

ORDER granting in part [6-1] motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim , entered; Parties notified. As to all former residents of Forest Apartments as well as Doris M. Mannings and Robert L. Stanford. ( signed by Kenneth M. Hoyt ) (bchurchill) (Entered: 02/06/1992)

Feb. 5, 1991

Feb. 5, 1991

1

COMPLAINT filed; FILING FEE $ 120.00 RECEIPT # 404498 (fmremp) (Entered: 11/19/1991)

Nov. 15, 1991

Nov. 15, 1991

2

ORDER , entered; Pltf to serve this order and attachments on defts. Parties may submit a revised dco n lt 2/3/92. Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt ) (fmremp) Modified on 11/19/1991 (Entered: 11/19/1991)

Nov. 15, 1991

Nov. 15, 1991

4

FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT by Gordon D Simms , (Answer due 12/23/91 for First Gibraltar Bank ) amending [1-1] complaint , filed. (bchurchill) (Entered: 12/16/1991)

Dec. 13, 1991

Dec. 13, 1991

SUMMONS issued for First Gibraltar Bank (bchurchill) (Entered: 12/16/1991)

Dec. 13, 1991

Dec. 13, 1991

5

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to First Gibraltar Bank 12/17/91 answer due on 1/23/92 for First Gibraltar Bank (bchurchill) Modified on 01/08/1992 (Entered: 01/06/1992)

Jan. 3, 1992

Jan. 3, 1992

6

MOTION to dismiss for failure to state a claim by First Gibraltar Bank, Motion Docket Date 1/26/92 [6-1] motion , filed (part 1 of #6) (bchurchill) (Entered: 01/07/1992)

Jan. 6, 1992

Jan. 6, 1992

6

ANSWER to Complaint by First Gibraltar Bank (Added attorney Laura Gibson), filed. (part 2 of #6) (bchurchill) (Entered: 01/07/1992)

Jan. 6, 1992

Jan. 6, 1992

7

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SERVICE as to First Gibraltar Bank 1/3/92 filed Answer due on 1/23/92 for First Gibraltar Bank (bchurchill) (Entered: 01/07/1992)

Jan. 7, 1992

Jan. 7, 1992

8

SUPERCEDING SCHEDULING ORDER setting Joining of parties, amending of pleadings 2/1/92 ; Expert witness list submitted by 3/16/92 ; Discovery cutoff 5/4/92 ; Deadline for filing all dispositive motions 6/1/92 ; Deadline for filing non-dispositive motions 3/16/92 ; Pretrial order to be submitted on or before 8/1/92 ; Docket call deadline 11:30 8/10/92 ; ,entered; Parties notified ( Signed by Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt ) (fmremp) (Entered: 01/17/1992)

Jan. 16, 1992

Jan. 16, 1992

9

RESPONSE by Gordon D Simms in opposition to [6-1] motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim , filed (bchurchill) (Entered: 01/24/1992)

Jan. 23, 1992

Jan. 23, 1992

10

MOTION to reschedule the docket by Gordon D Simms, Motion Docket Date 2/17/92 [10-1] motion , filed (bchurchill) (Entered: 01/29/1992)

Jan. 28, 1992

Jan. 28, 1992

11

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Joining of parties, amending of pleadings 5/11/92 ; Expert witness list submitted by 7/6/92 ; Discovery cutoff 11/9/92 ; Deadline for filing all dispositive motions 1/11/93 ; Deadline for filing non-dispositive motions 7/6/92 ; Pretrial order to be submitted on or before 6/21/93 ; Docket call deadline 11:30 7/12/93 ; ,entered; Parties notified ( Signed by Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt ) (bchurchill) (Entered: 02/05/1992)

Feb. 4, 1992

Feb. 4, 1992

13

MOTION for reconsideration of [12-1] order , for leave to file Amended Complaint by Robert Stanford, Donna Rhodes, Rosa Lee Faulkner, Bernice Snowden, Robert H Edwards, Willie Bea Johnson, Erma Woodard, Marie Banks, Bertha J Castle, Shirley Huitt, Motion Docket Date 5/6/92 [13-1] motion, 5/6/92 [13-2] motion , filed (INDEX herewith loose in 1 brown expandable folder) (fmremp) (Entered: 04/20/1992)

April 16, 1992

April 16, 1992

15

ORDER denying [13-1] motion for reconsideration of [12-1] order denying [13-2] motion for leave to file Amended Complaint , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt ) (fmremp) (Entered: 05/19/1992)

May 15, 1992

May 15, 1992

16

MOTION to amend [11-1] Scheduling order by Gordon D Simms, et al Motion Docket Date 7/21/92 [16-1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 07/02/1992)

July 1, 1992

July 1, 1992

17

FIRST AMENDED DOCKET CONTROL ORDER setting Expert witness list submitted by 11/27/92 ; Deadline for filing all dispositive motions 2/26/93 ; Deadline for filing non-dispositive motions 9/25/92 ; Pretrial order to be submitted on or before 6/21/93 ; Docket call deadline 11:30 7/12/93 ; ; , entered. Parties notified. ( Signed by Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt ) (fmremp) (Entered: 07/09/1992)

July 7, 1992

July 7, 1992

18

MOTION to substitute attorney Raymond M Hill by Gordon D Simms et al, Motion Docket Date 8/12/92 [18-1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 07/28/1992)

July 23, 1992

July 23, 1992

19

ORDER granting [18-1] motion to substitute attorney Raymond M Hill terminated Added Raymond M Hill , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt ) (fmremp) (Entered: 07/31/1992)

July 29, 1992

July 29, 1992

20

MOTION for entry of amended docket control order by Gordon D Simms, Motion Docket Date 11/24/92 [20-1] motion filed (fmremp) (Entered: 11/05/1992)

Nov. 4, 1992

Nov. 4, 1992

21

RESPONSE by First Gibraltar Bank to [20-1] motion for entry of amended docket control order , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 11/13/1992)

Nov. 12, 1992

Nov. 12, 1992

22

MOTION to strike pltfs first set of interrogs and requet f/prouduction , or, in the alternative to abate pltfs first set of interrogs and request f/production , or, in the alternative for protective order by First Gibraltar Bank, Motion Docket Date 12/2/92 [22-1] motion, 12/2/92 [22-2] motion, 12/2/92 [22-3] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 11/16/1992)

Nov. 12, 1992

Nov. 12, 1992

23

ORDER denying [20-1] motion for entry of amended docket control order , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt ) (fmremp) (Entered: 11/20/1992)

Nov. 19, 1992

Nov. 19, 1992

24

ORDER granting [22-1] motion to strike pltfs first set of interrogs and requet f/prouduction granting [22-2] motion to abate pltfs first set of interrogs and request f/production , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt ) (fmremp) (Entered: 11/20/1992)

Nov. 19, 1992

Nov. 19, 1992

25

RESPONSE by Gordon D Simms to [22-1] motion to strike pltfs first set of interrogs and requet f/prouduction, [22-2] motion to abate pltfs first set of interrogs and request f/production, [22-3] motion for protective order , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 11/24/1992)

Nov. 23, 1992

Nov. 23, 1992

26

MOTION for reconsideration of [24-1] order, [23-1] order by Gordon D Simms pltfs et al, Motion Docket Date 12/15/92 [26-1] motion , filed (bchurchill) Modified on 12/01/1992 (Entered: 12/01/1992)

Nov. 25, 1992

Nov. 25, 1992

27

DESIGNATION OF EXPERT WITNESS LIST by Gordon D Simms pltfs et al filed. (bchurchill) (Entered: 12/01/1992)

Nov. 25, 1992

Nov. 25, 1992

28

Defts Designation of EXPERT WITNESSES by First Gibraltar Bank filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 12/01/1992)

Nov. 27, 1992

Nov. 27, 1992

29

RESPONSE by First Gibraltar Bank in opposition to [26-1] motion for reconsideration of [24-1] order, [23-1] order , filed (bchurchill) (Entered: 12/02/1992)

Nov. 30, 1992

Nov. 30, 1992

30

ORDER denying [26-1] motion for reconsideration of [24-1] order, [23-1] order , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt ) (fmremp) (Entered: 12/10/1992)

Dec. 9, 1992

Dec. 9, 1992

31

MOTION for leave of court to file second amended [1-1] complaint (w/Exhibit (c) to Second Amended Complaint attached) by Gordon D Simms, Motion Docket Date 3/16/93 [31-1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 02/25/1993)

Feb. 24, 1993

Feb. 24, 1993

32

MOTION for summary judgment w/exhibits and affidavits attached by Gordon D Simms, Motion Docket Date 3/18/93 [32-1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 03/01/1993)

Feb. 26, 1993

Feb. 26, 1993

33

Notice of change of address of Laura Gibson atty for First Gibraltar Bank , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 03/08/1993)

March 8, 1993

March 8, 1993

34

RESPONSE by First Gibraltar Bank in opposition to [31-1] motion for leave of court to file second amended [1-1] complaint , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 03/17/1993)

March 15, 1993

March 15, 1993

36

RESPONSE by First Gibraltar Bank to [32-1] motion for summary judgment , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 03/19/1993)

March 18, 1993

March 18, 1993

37

MOTION for continuance to file additional affidavits in support of First Gibraltar's response in opposition to pltf mtn f/summary judgment by First Gibraltar Bank, Motion Docket Date 4/7/93 [37-1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 03/19/1993)

March 18, 1993

March 18, 1993

38

OBJECTION by First Gibraltar Bank to [32-1] motion for summary judgment evidence , filed. (fmremp) Modified on 03/22/1993 (Entered: 03/19/1993)

March 18, 1993

March 18, 1993

35

REPLY by Gordon D Simms to response to [31-1] motion for leave of court to file second amended [1-1] complaint , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 03/19/1993)

March 19, 1993

March 19, 1993

39

ORDER granting in part [31-1] motion for leave of court to file second amended [1-1] complaint denying [32-1] motion for summary judgment, entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt ) (ealexander) (Entered: 03/25/1993)

March 24, 1993

March 24, 1993

40

NOTICE of Name Change by First Gibraltar Bank , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 04/22/1993)

April 21, 1993

April 21, 1993

41

ORDER denying [32-1] motion for summary judgment , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt ) (fmremp) (Entered: 04/26/1993)

April 23, 1993

April 23, 1993

43

ORDER denying [37-1] motion for continuance to file additional affidavits in support of First Gibraltar's response in opposition to pltf mtn f/summary judgment , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt ) (fmremp) (Entered: 04/26/1993)

April 23, 1993

April 23, 1993

44

SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT by Gordon D Simms , (Answer due 6/28/93 for First Gibraltar Bank ) amending [1-1] complaint adding Bank of America NA, California and Bank, Bank of America Texa, filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 06/21/1993)

June 18, 1993

June 18, 1993

45

MOTION in limine by Gordon D Simms, Motion Docket Date 7/8/93 [45-1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 06/21/1993)

June 18, 1993

June 18, 1993

46

FIRST MOTION for continuance by Gordon D Simms, Motion Docket Date 7/8/93 [46-1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 06/21/1993)

June 18, 1993

June 18, 1993

47

MOTION in limine by First Gibraltar Bank, Motion Docket Date 7/11/93 [47-1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 06/21/1993)

June 21, 1993

June 21, 1993

48

PRE-TRIAL ORDER by Gordon D Simms, First Gibraltar Bank , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 06/24/1993)

June 21, 1993

June 21, 1993

49

OBJECTION to Pltfs Trial Exhibits by First Gibraltar Bank , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 06/24/1993)

June 22, 1993

June 22, 1993

50

OBJECTIONS to Deft's Trial Exhibits, by Gordon D Simms , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 06/29/1993)

June 28, 1993

June 28, 1993

51

ORDER granting Pltfs [46-1] motion for continuance set jury trial for 11:30 9/13/93 , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt ) (fmremp) Modified on 07/13/1993 (Entered: 07/13/1993)

July 12, 1993

July 12, 1993

52

Minute entry: granting [46-1] motion for continuance; Appearances of Raymond Hill for Pltf & Laura Gilson for Deft; Pltf request conference prior to next docket call - granted; Ct Reporter: W. Faris, filed. (ealexander) (Entered: 07/15/1993)

July 12, 1993

July 12, 1993

53

Minute entry: Jury tril held on 9/13/93; App: Hill f/pltf and Gibson f/deft. terminated deadlines Ptys announced Ready for trial. Jury trial requested. Attys' problems w/i the next 2 months: Atty Hill Oct 8-24/93. Atty Gibson Sept 29- Oct 4/93. Mr Deniger out of town week of 9/13/93. A number of out of town witnesses - would request 40 hours notice., entered. Parties ntfd. ( Signed by Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt ) (fmremp) Modified on 09/22/1993 (Entered: 09/15/1993)

Sept. 13, 1993

Sept. 13, 1993

54

ORDER: Pltfs [45-1] motion in limineand Defts [47-1] motion in limine are DENIED without prejudice to the re-urging of same at the pre-trial conference, entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt ) (fmremp) (Entered: 09/30/1993)

Sept. 28, 1993

Sept. 28, 1993

Change Address for Raymond M Hill and remailed out Order #54. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/18/1993)

Oct. 18, 1993

Oct. 18, 1993

56

AMENDED MOTION in limine by Gordon D Simms, Motion Docket Date 11/15/93 [56-1] motion , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/27/1993)

Oct. 26, 1993

Oct. 26, 1993

57

MOTION for severance and other related relief by Doris Mannings, Robert Stanford, Motion Docket Date 11/17/93 [57-1] motion , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/29/1993)

Oct. 28, 1993

Oct. 28, 1993

58

NOTICE of Proposed Testimony and Documents and Proposed Jury Instructions including Charge by Gordon D Simms , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 11/04/1993)

Nov. 3, 1993

Nov. 3, 1993

59

MOTION to quash trial subpoena of Mr David Deniger by David Deniger, Motion Docket Date 11/24/93 [59-1] motion , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 11/05/1993)

Nov. 4, 1993

Nov. 4, 1993

60

OBJECTION and Opposition by Gordon D Simms to [59-1] motion to quash trial subpoena of Mr David Deniger , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 11/10/1993)

Nov. 8, 1993

Nov. 8, 1993

61

ORDER granting [59-1] motion to quash trial subpoena of Mr David Deniger , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt ) (fmremp) (Entered: 11/18/1993)

Nov. 17, 1993

Nov. 17, 1993

62

UNOPPOSED MOTION for continuance of trial by First Gibraltar Bank, Motion Docket Date 12/30/93 [62-1] motion , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 12/13/1993)

Dec. 10, 1993

Dec. 10, 1993

63

ORDER granting First Gibraltar Bank [62-1] motion for continuance of trial , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Kenneth M. ) (fmremp) (Entered: 12/13/1993)

Dec. 10, 1993

Dec. 10, 1993

64

EMERGENCY MOTION to require attendance of witness at trial by Gordon D Simms, Motion Docket Date 1/12/94 [64-1] motion , filed. (fmremp) Modified on 01/06/1994 (Entered: 12/28/1993)

Dec. 23, 1993

Dec. 23, 1993

65

JOINDER by Gordon D Simms in support of [57-1] motion for severance and other related relief , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 12/28/1993)

Dec. 23, 1993

Dec. 23, 1993

65

MOTION for ruling on mtn for severance , and for finiding of fact and conclusions of law in respect to the denial by this Ct of all claims of the Tenants of Forest Apartments by Gordon D Simms, Motion Docket Date 1/12/94 [65-1] motion, 1/12/94 [65-2] motion , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 12/28/1993)

Dec. 23, 1993

Dec. 23, 1993

66

RESPONSE by First Gibraltar Bank to Pltfs Emergency [64-1] motion to require attendance of witness at trial , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 01/03/1994)

Dec. 30, 1993

Dec. 30, 1993

67

ORDER denying Deft's [65-1] motion for ruling on mtn for severance , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt ) (fmremp) (Entered: 01/04/1994)

Jan. 3, 1994

Jan. 3, 1994

68

RESPONSE by First Gibraltar Bank to [65-1] motion for ruling on mtn for severance , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 01/04/1994)

Jan. 3, 1994

Jan. 3, 1994

69

REPLY by Gordon D Simms to Defts response to Emergency [64-1] motion to require attendance of witness at trial, filed (fmremp) (Entered: 01/06/1994)

Jan. 5, 1994

Jan. 5, 1994

71

ORDER denying Pltf's [64-1] motion to require attendance of witness at trial , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt ) (fmremp) (Entered: 01/10/1994)

Jan. 7, 1994

Jan. 7, 1994

72

ORDER overruling [65-2] motion for finiding of fact and conclusions of law in respect to the denial by this Ct of all claims of the Tenants of Forest Apartments, overruling [60-1] objection motion, overruling [57-1] motion for severance and other related relief, overruling [56-1] motion in limine , entered; If there is any need to reconsider any of these matters it will be done at the time of trial. Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt ) (fmremp) Modified on 01/11/1994 (Entered: 01/11/1994)

Jan. 7, 1994

Jan. 7, 1994

Rec'd exhibits (previously filed); proposed Jury Instructions , frwd to CRD. (fmremp) (Entered: 01/20/1994)

Jan. 18, 1994

Jan. 18, 1994

73

SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY Regarding Non-Admissability of Dept of Housing and Urban Development Determination of No Reasonable Cause Dated October 25, 1990, by First Gibraltar Bank , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 02/01/1994)

Jan. 31, 1994

Jan. 31, 1994

74

AMENDED MOTION in limine by First Gibraltar Bank, Motion Docket Date 2/21/94 [74-1] motion , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 02/03/1994)

Feb. 1, 1994

Feb. 1, 1994

75

BENCH BRIEF On Admissibility of HUD Determination Report, by First Gibraltar Bank , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 02/03/1994)

Feb. 1, 1994

Feb. 1, 1994

76

JURY TRIAL (1st day) held on 2/1/94. Apps: Hill f/pltf; Gibson f/deft; granting in part, denying in part; [74-1] motion in limine; deferred in part - voir dire. Jury selected and sworn. terminated deadlines Ct Reporter: J Schaeffer. Continued to 2/2/94. (fmremp) (Entered: 02/03/1994)

Feb. 1, 1994

Feb. 1, 1994

77

JURY TRIAL (day 2) held on 2/2/94. Apps: Same as day one. Pltf evidence continues. Ct Reporter: J Schaeffer , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 02/03/1994)

Feb. 2, 1994

Feb. 2, 1994

78

3rd Day Jury trial held before Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt; App: Same as day one. Pltf evidence continues. Ct Reporter: Schaffer (fmremp) (Entered: 02/09/1994)

Feb. 3, 1994

Feb. 3, 1994

79

Proposed AMENDED Jury instructions and Jury Questions by First Gibraltar Bank , filed (fmremp) Modified on 02/11/1994 (Entered: 02/11/1994)

Feb. 8, 1994

Feb. 8, 1994

80

4th Day Jury trial held before Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt Ct Reporter: J Schaeffer App: Hill f/pltf and Gibson f/deft. (fmremp) (Entered: 02/11/1994)

Feb. 8, 1994

Feb. 8, 1994

82

5th Day Jury trial held before Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt App: Same as first day. Ct Reporter: J Schaffer (fmremp) (Entered: 02/14/1994)

Feb. 9, 1994

Feb. 9, 1994

83

TRIAL BRIEF at the close of Pltf's Evidence and Before the Presentation of Deft's Evidence upon Questions relating to Pltf's Prima Facia Burden by Gordon D Simms , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 02/14/1994)

Feb. 9, 1994

Feb. 9, 1994

85

Defts BRIEF on Admissibility of HUD Determination Report by First Gibraltar Bank , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 02/14/1994)

Feb. 9, 1994

Feb. 9, 1994

86

MOTION for directed verdict by First Gibraltar Bank, Motion Docket Date 3/1/94 [86-1] motion , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 02/14/1994)

Feb. 9, 1994

Feb. 9, 1994

86

TRIAL MEMORANDUM OF LAW by First Gibraltar Bank , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 02/14/1994)

Feb. 9, 1994

Feb. 9, 1994

87

Voir dire questions by First Gibraltar Bank , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 02/14/1994)

Feb. 9, 1994

Feb. 9, 1994

88

Supplemental Bill of Exceptions of Testimony of Scott Gesell by First Gibraltar Bank , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 02/14/1994)

Feb. 9, 1994

Feb. 9, 1994

89

TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS of Excerpt of Proceedings for dates of 2/2/94 before Judge Hoyt , filed. ( Court Rptr: Schaefer) (fmremp) (Entered: 02/14/1994)

Feb. 9, 1994

Feb. 9, 1994

98

Proposed Jury instructions by Gordon D Simms , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 02/17/1994)

Feb. 9, 1994

Feb. 9, 1994

81

ORDER , to provide the jury, consisting of 7 members and one security personnel with their meal on the 10th day of February 1994. entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt ) (fmremp) (Entered: 02/14/1994)

Feb. 10, 1994

Feb. 10, 1994

90

Jury instructions, filed (fmremp) (Entered: 02/15/1994)

Feb. 10, 1994

Feb. 10, 1994

91

NOTICE of Receipt for Withdrawal of Exhibits by Raymond Hill, attny for Gordon D Simms , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 02/15/1994)

Feb. 10, 1994

Feb. 10, 1994

96

ORDER on Second Supplemental Bill of Exceptions on testimony of Scott Gesell. , entered; Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt ) (fmremp) (Entered: 02/16/1994)

Feb. 10, 1994

Feb. 10, 1994

97

SUPPLEMENT to [88-1] Bill of Exceptions on Testimony of Scott Gesell by First Madison Bank, First Gibraltar Bank , filed. (oeod 2/10/94) (fmremp) (Entered: 02/24/1994)

Feb. 10, 1994

Feb. 10, 1994

92

Jury notes filed (fmremp) (Entered: 02/15/1994)

Feb. 11, 1994

Feb. 11, 1994

93

JURY TRIAL held on 2/11/94. Jury finds for plaintiff in the amounts of $1,200,000 and $2,000,000. Motions for attnys fees to be submitted. Ct Reporter: J Schaeffer , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 02/15/1994)

Feb. 11, 1994

Feb. 11, 1994

94

Exhibit list by First Gibraltar Bank , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 02/15/1994)

Feb. 11, 1994

Feb. 11, 1994

95

Exhibit list by Gordon D Simms , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 02/15/1994)

Feb. 11, 1994

Feb. 11, 1994

99

MOTION for recovery of attorney fees , and for expenses of costs and interest by Gordon D Simms, Motion Docket Date 3/10/94 [99-1] motion, 3/10/94 [99-2] motion , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 02/24/1994)

Feb. 18, 1994

Feb. 18, 1994

101

RESPONSE by First Gibraltar Bank to [99-1] motion for recovery of attorney fees, [99-2] motion for expenses of costs and interest , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 03/01/1994)

Feb. 28, 1994

Feb. 28, 1994

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 15, 1991

Closing Date: 1997

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

White landlord who alleged that bank refused to issue commitment letter to refinance existing loan of landlord's apartment complex in predominantly minority area.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: Yes

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

First Gibraltar Bank, FSB, Private Entity/Person

Bank of American NA of San Francisco, Private Entity/Person

California and Bank of American Corporation, Private Entity/Person

Bank of America Texa, 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:

Trial Court Docket

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:

Race, unspecified