Case: Cartwright v. American Savings & Loan Association

2:82-cv-00637 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

Filed Date: Aug. 27, 1982

Closed Date: 1989

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

Plaintiffs, a minority loan applicant and a fair housing non-profit, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, alleging that Defendant-lender violated the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S. 3601-3619, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, 15 U.S.C. 1691, and federal civil rights statutes, 42 U.S.C. 1981, 1982, by discriminating against Plaintiff-loan applicant on the basis of her race. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Mills granted the Defendants' motion to dismiss after f…

Plaintiffs, a minority loan applicant and a fair housing non-profit, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, alleging that Defendant-lender violated the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S. 3601-3619, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, 15 U.S.C. 1691, and federal civil rights statutes, 42 U.S.C. 1981, 1982, by discriminating against Plaintiff-loan applicant on the basis of her race. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Mills granted the Defendants' motion to dismiss after finding that the Defendant-lender had not rejected Plaintiff's loan application but had merely failed to act on it after two years, and that Plaintiff had failed to make out a prima facie case for redlining because Plaintiff had not alleged that the Defendant-lender had treated similarly situated white loan applicants in a different manner. The Seventh Circuit affirmed the District Court's rulings on July 14, 1989. Cartwright v. American Sav. & Loan Assoc., 880 F.2d 912 (7th Cir. 1989).

Summary Authors

Andrew Nash (6/2/2008)

People


Judge(s)

Coffey, John Louis (Wisconsin)

Cudahy, Richard Dickson (Illinois)

Easterbrook, Frank Hoover (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Jarrett, Jerry T. (Indiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Abrahamson, Harold (Indiana)

Dvorscak, Mark (Indiana)

Judge(s)

Coffey, John Louis (Wisconsin)

Cudahy, Richard Dickson (Illinois)

Easterbrook, Frank Hoover (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Jarrett, Jerry T. (Indiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Abrahamson, Harold (Indiana)

Dvorscak, Mark (Indiana)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

88-01593

[Opinion]

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

880 F.2d 912

July 14, 1989

July 14, 1989

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 13, 2022, 3:18 a.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: Indiana

Case Type(s):

Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 27, 1982

Closing Date: 1989

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Mortgage applicant and open housing center were refused approval of application by lender, allegedly because of applicant's race and sex.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

American Savings & Loan Association, 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

Availably Documents:

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