Case: Ring v. First Interstate Mortgage, Inc.

4:90-cv-00519 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Filed Date: March 19, 1990

Closed Date: 1998

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Case Summary

Plaintiff, a home developer, filed suit against Defendant-lenders in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. 3601-3619. Plaintiff alleged that Defendant-lenders refused to lend to Plaintiff because Plaintiff developed properties in predominantly minority neighborhoods. U.S. District Court Judge Jean C. Hamilton granted the Defendants' motion to dismiss after finding that Plaintiff had failed to state a cause of action …

Plaintiff, a home developer, filed suit against Defendant-lenders in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. 3601-3619. Plaintiff alleged that Defendant-lenders refused to lend to Plaintiff because Plaintiff developed properties in predominantly minority neighborhoods. U.S. District Court Judge Jean C. Hamilton granted the Defendants' motion to dismiss after finding that Plaintiff had failed to state a cause of action under the FHA because Plaintiffs' allegations were too generalized.

On January 28, 1993, the Eighth Circuit reversed, finding that the Plaintiff's Complaint contained enough allegations to survive a motion to dismiss, and that the District Court should not have considered the likelihood of Plaintiff's ability to prove his claims at trial when ruling on a Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion. Ring v. First Interstate Mortg., Inc., 984 F.2d 924 (8th Cir. 1993).

On September 5, 1997, the Eighth Circuit affirmed District Court Judge Hamilton's grant of summary judgment to Defendants on Plaintiff's Amendment Complaint. Ring v. Fannie Mae, 1997 U.S. App. LEXIS 23517 (E.D. Mo. Sept. 5, 1997). The appellate court held that the Defendant was entitled to judgment as a matter of law because the Plaintiff had not actually applied for a loan from any of the Defendants.

Summary Authors

Andrew Nash (6/2/2008)

People


Judge(s)

Arnold, Richard Sheppard (Arkansas)

Beezer, Robert R. (Washington)

Bright, Myron H. (North Dakota)

Hamilton, Jean Constance (Missouri)

Loken, James B. (Minnesota)

Wollman, Roger Leland (South Dakota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

McClosky, Mark T. (Illinois)

Weaver, Blumeyer Thomas (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bick, James P. Jr. (Missouri)

Cummings, Thomas (Missouri)

Judge(s)

Arnold, Richard Sheppard (Arkansas)

Beezer, Robert R. (Washington)

Bright, Myron H. (North Dakota)

Hamilton, Jean Constance (Missouri)

Loken, James B. (Minnesota)

Wollman, Roger Leland (South Dakota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

McClosky, Mark T. (Illinois)

Weaver, Blumeyer Thomas (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bick, James P. Jr. (Missouri)

Cummings, Thomas (Missouri)

Ebling, Samuel C. (Missouri)

Mayfield, Andrew B. (Missouri)

Sanders, Steven P. (Missouri)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:90-cv-00519

Docket [PACER]

Ring v. First Interstate Mortgage, et al

Aug. 13, 1993

Aug. 13, 1993

Docket

92-01019

[Order]

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

984 F.2d 924

Jan. 28, 1993

Jan. 28, 1993

Order/Opinion

96-03578

[Opinion]

Ring v. Federal National Mortgage Association

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

124 F.3d 208

Sept. 5, 1997

Sept. 5, 1997

Order/Opinion

97-01221

Opinion [Denying Writ of Certiorari]

Ring v. Federal National Mortgage Association, et al

Supreme Court of the United States

523 U.S. 1006, 118 S.Ct. 1189, 140 L.Ed.2d 319

March 9, 1998

March 9, 1998

Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated Sept. 4, 2022, 3:14 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

MOTION by plaintiff Bruce Ring for order for more time to respond to Interrogs and Req. for Prod. (FCE) (Entered: 04/20/1993)

April 13, 1993

April 13, 1993

2

ORDER by Honorable Jean C. Hamilton granting motion for order for more time to respond to Interrogs and Req. for Prod. [1-1] pltff granted 30 days (cc: all counsel) (FCE) (Entered: 04/20/1993)

April 13, 1993

April 13, 1993

3

RULED DOCUMENT by Honorable Jean C. Hamilton pltff granted 20 days to respond to interrrogs & req. for prod. of docs. cc: all counsel) (FCE) (Entered: 05/18/1993)

May 11, 1993

May 11, 1993

4

ANSWER to interrogatory(s) of deft. Federal National Mortgage Assoc. by plaintiff Bruce Ring (FCE) (Entered: 06/07/1993)

June 1, 1993

June 1, 1993

5

RESPONSE to deft. Federal National Mortgage Assoc.'s request for production of documents by plaintiff Bruce Ring (FCE) (Entered: 06/07/1993)

June 1, 1993

June 1, 1993

6

AFFIDAVIT of Bruce D. Ring for his answers to interrogs. fld. (FCE) (Entered: 06/08/1993)

June 4, 1993

June 4, 1993

7

RESPONSE to Request for Admissions fld. by plaintiff Bruce Ring (FCE) (Entered: 06/15/1993)

June 9, 1993

June 9, 1993

9

MOTION by plaintiff Bruce Ring to dismiss (FCE) (Entered: 08/18/1993)

Aug. 3, 1993

Aug. 3, 1993

8

LETTER re: court costs from defendant First Interstate Mor, defendant Federal Natl. Mort. (FCE) (Entered: 08/18/1993)

Aug. 11, 1993

Aug. 11, 1993

10

ORDER by Honorable Jean C. Hamilton granting motion to dismiss [9-1] dismissing case (cc: all counsel) (FCE) (Entered: 08/18/1993)

Aug. 11, 1993

Aug. 11, 1993

11

RESPONSE to motion to dismiss. by defendant Federal Natl. Mort. (CLA) (Entered: 08/24/1993)

Aug. 13, 1993

Aug. 13, 1993

Case Details

State / Territory: Missouri

Case Type(s):

Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 19, 1990

Closing Date: 1998

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Developer alleging that the lenders refused to make loan based on racial composition of properties or neighborhoods involved.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

First Interstate Mortgage, Inc., 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