Case: City of Baltimore v. Wells Fargo

1:08-cv-00062 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: Jan. 8, 2008

Closed Date: 2012

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Case Summary

On January 8, 2008, the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore ("the City") filed a lawsuit against Wells Fargo Bank and Wells Fargo Financial Leasing("Wells Fargo") under the Fair Housing Act ("FHA"), in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Baltimore Division. The plaintiffs, alleging that Wells Fargo had engaged in predatory and discriminatory lending practices that had led to foreclosures harming the city, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief and damages. Two …

On January 8, 2008, the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore ("the City") filed a lawsuit against Wells Fargo Bank and Wells Fargo Financial Leasing("Wells Fargo") under the Fair Housing Act ("FHA"), in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Baltimore Division. The plaintiffs, alleging that Wells Fargo had engaged in predatory and discriminatory lending practices that had led to foreclosures harming the city, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief and damages. Two other cases -- Memphis v. Wells Fargo and U.S. v. Wells Fargo made essentially equivalent allegations.

The City filed its initial Complaint on January 8, 2008. On March 21, 2008, Wells Fargo moved to dismiss, challenging the City's standing and contending that the complaint failed to state a cognizable FHA violation under either a disparate treatment or disparate impact theory. On June 1, 2009, the City moved to file an Amended Complaint with exhibits. Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg held a hearing on the initial Complaint where he denied the Motion to Dismiss and granted the City leave to file an amended complaint. City of Baltimore v. Wells Fargo, 631 F.Supp.2d 702, 703-04 (D. Md. July 2, 2009). The City filed an Amended Complaint.

On August 6, 2009, the case was reassigned to Judge J. Frederick Motz. Judge Motz granted Wells Fargo's Motion to Dismiss the Amended Complaint. Judge Motz held that if the City desired to pursue a more limited claim, such as a claim for specific damages allegedly suffered by the City in regard to specific houses that became vacant allegedly because of Wells Fargo's lending activities or a claim for damages allegedly caused to a specific neighborhood in which Wells Fargo made enough allegedly improper loans that its activities had a plausible causal relationship to the destruction of that neighborhood, it could file a Second Amended Complaint. City of Baltimore v. Wells Fargo, 677 F.Supp.2d 847, 851 (D. Md. January 6, 2010). The City filed a Second Amended Complaint.

On September 8, 2010, Judge Motz held a hearing and granted Wells Fargo's Motion to Dismiss the Second Amended Complaint, and granted the City leave to file a Third Amended Complaint. The City filed a Third Amended Complaint on October 21, 2010. In the Third Amended Complaint, the City sought redress for injuries caused by Wells Fargo's pattern or practice of illegal and discriminatory mortgage lending. Specifically, the City sought injunctive relief and damages for the injuries caused by foreclosures on Wells Fargo loans in minority neighborhoods and to minority borrowers that are the result of Wells Fargo's unlawful, irresponsible, unfair, deceptive, and discriminatory lending practices.

Wells Fargo filed a Motion to Dismiss the Third Amended Complaint on December 3, 2010. On April 22, 2011, Judge Motz denied Wells Fargo's Motion to Dismiss the Third Amended Complaint, concluding that the City had plausibly alleged injuries that were fairly traceable to Wells Fargo’s alleged conduct.

On August 7, 2012, Judge Motz approved a settlement between the parties. Wells Fargo agreed to a $175 million settlement fund for disbursements to the Affected Class. Judge Motz then dismissed the case without prejudice. There was no further activity, and the case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Xin Chen (7/23/2012)

Asma Husain (1/31/2016)

Related Cases

City of Memphis v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Western District of Tennessee (2009)

United States of America v. Wells Fargo Bank, District of Columbia (2012)

People

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Judge(s)

Legg, Benson Everett (Maryland)

Motz, J. Frederick (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Blower, Bradley Howard (District of Columbia)

Cacace, Megan (District of Columbia)

Moran-Gates, Megan (District of Columbia)

Nilson, George A. (Maryland)

Ramchandani, Tara Kolar (District of Columbia)

Relman, John Peter (District of Columbia)

Sangree, Suzanne (Maryland)

Schlactus, Glenn (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Legg, Benson Everett (Maryland)

Motz, J. Frederick (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Blower, Bradley Howard (District of Columbia)

Cacace, Megan (District of Columbia)

Moran-Gates, Megan (District of Columbia)

Nilson, George A. (Maryland)

Ramchandani, Tara Kolar (District of Columbia)

Relman, John Peter (District of Columbia)

Sangree, Suzanne (Maryland)

Schlactus, Glenn (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Hletko, Valerie L. (District of Columbia)

Kelly, Michael P. (District of Columbia)

Klubes, Benjamin Barnet (District of Columbia)

Sandler, Andrew L. (District of Columbia)

Saul, Benjamin P. (District of Columbia)

Tucker, Jonice Gray (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

Aug. 7, 2012 Docket
10-1

Memorandum of Law in Support of Defendants' Motion to Dismiss the Complaint

March 21, 2008 Pleading / Motion / Brief
14

Plaintiff's Memorandum in Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss the Complaint

May 20, 2008 Pleading / Motion / Brief
96

Published Opinion

631 F.Supp.2d 702

July 2, 2009 Order/Opinion
126-1

Memorandum of Law in Support of Defendants' Motion to Dismiss the Amended Complaint

Sept. 18, 2009 Pleading / Motion / Brief
133

Plaintiff's Memorandum in Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss the Amended Complaint

Oct. 16, 2009 Pleading / Motion / Brief
141

Opinion

677 F.Supp.2d 847, 2010 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 44731

Jan. 6, 2010 Order/Opinion
155-1

Memorandum of Law in Support of Defendants' Motion to Dismiss the Second Amended Complaint

May 25, 2010 Pleading / Motion / Brief
163

Plaintiff's Memorandum in Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss the Second Amended Complaint

July 6, 2010 Pleading / Motion / Brief
176

THIRD AMENDED COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF AND DAMAGES

Oct. 21, 2010 Complaint

Resources

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Property Rebels: Reclaiming Abandoned, Bank-Owned Homes for Community Uses

Valerie Schneider

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Docket

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Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

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COMPLAINT against Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc. (Filing fee $ 350. Receipt # 14637022520), filed by Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment A, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet)(ljs, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 01/08/2008)

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Summons Issued 20 days as to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc.. (ljs, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/08/2008)

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ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Paul W. Grimm for Discovery. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 1/15/08 (cag, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 1/15/2008 (cag, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 01/15/2008)

Jan. 15, 2008 PACER
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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc. waiver sent on 1/11/2008, answer due 3/11/2008. (Blower, Bradley) (Entered: 01/23/2008)

Jan. 23, 2008 PACER
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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. waiver sent on 1/11/2008, answer due 3/11/2008. (Blower, Bradley) (Entered: 01/23/2008)

Jan. 23, 2008 PACER
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STIPULATION re 1 Complaint, AND [PROPOSED] ORDER EXTENDING TIME FOR FILING RESPONSIVE, OPPOSING AND REPLY PAPERS by Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc.. (Sandler, Andrew) (Entered: 03/05/2008)

March 5, 2008 PACER
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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 6 request for extension of time to file response and reply. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 03/06/2008. (Legg, Benson Everett) (Entered: 03/06/2008)

March 6, 2008 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Michael P. Kelly on behalf of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc. Filing fee $ 50, receipt number 1463702419. by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc. (slf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/20/2008)

March 20, 2008 PACER
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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 8 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for attorney Michael P. Kelly on behalf of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc.. Directing attorney Michael P. Kelly to register on-line for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/attorney/registration.asp. Signed by Clerk on 3/20/2008. (ts, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/20/2008)

March 20, 2008 PACER
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MOTION to Dismiss, MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc. Responses due by 4/7/2008 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum of Law, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D, # 6 Exhibit E, # 7 Exhibit F, # 8 Exhibit G, # 9 Exhibit H, # 10 Exhibit I, # 11 Exhibit J, # 12 Exhibit K, # 13 Exhibit L part 1, # 14 Exhibit L part 2, # 15 Exhibit L part 3, # 16 Exhibit M, # 17 Exhibit N, # 18 Exhibit O, # 19 Exhibit P part 1, # 20 Exhibit P part 2, # 21 Exhibit P part 3, # 22 Exhibit P part 4, # 23 Exhibit P part 5, # 24 Exhibit Q, # 25 Exhibit R, # 26 Exhibit S, # 27 Exhibit T, # 28 Exhibit U, # 29 Exhibit V, # 30 Exhibit W, # 31 Exhibit X, # 32 Exhibit Y, # 33 Text of Proposed Order)(Sandler, Andrew) (Entered: 03/21/2008)

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March 21, 2008 PACER
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Local Rule 103.3 Disclosure Statement by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc.. (Sandler, Andrew) (Entered: 03/21/2008)

March 21, 2008 PACER
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MOTION Seeking Court's Permission To File Papers on behalf of Baltimore as a Friend of the Court by David Kissi (Attachments: # 1 attachment)(eg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/20/2008)

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MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by Mayor and City Council of Baltimore Responses due by 6/6/2008 (Relman, John) (Entered: 05/20/2008)

May 20, 2008 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 10 MOTION to Dismiss MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. Replies due by 6/3/2008. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Glenn Schlactus, # 2 Appendix of Unpublished Cases)(Relman, John) (Entered: 05/20/2008)

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RESPONSE in Opposition re 10 MOTION to Dismiss MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction CORRECTED filed by Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. Replies due by 6/5/2008. (Relman, John) (Entered: 05/22/2008)

May 22, 2008 PACER
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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 13 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 05/22/2008. (Legg, Benson Everett) (Entered: 05/22/2008)

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MARGINAL ORDER denying 12 Motion seeking court's permission to file papers on behalf of Baltimore as a Friend of the Court. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 5/30/08.(c/m 5/30/08) (slf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/30/2008)

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REPLY to Response to Motion re 10 MOTION to Dismiss MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction and for Failure to State a Claim filed by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E)(Sandler, Andrew) (Entered: 06/19/2008)

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June 19, 2008 PACER
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NOTICE OF CROSS APPEAL as to 17 Order on Motion for Miscellaneous Relief by David Kissi. (nrm, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/01/2008)

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Transmission of Notice of Appeal and Docket Sheet to US Court of Appeals re 19 Notice of Cross Appeal. IMPORTANT NOTICE: To access forms which you are required to file with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit please go to http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov and click on Forms & Notices. (nrm, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/01/2008)

Aug. 1, 2008 PACER
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Supplemental to 15 Response in Opposition to Motion filed by Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. (Relman, John) (Entered: 09/02/2008)

Sept. 2, 2008 PACER
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ORDER directing Counsel to confer with one another and contact Deborah Fales, on or before November 7, 2008, stating which date counsel are available for the Motion hearing. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 10/30/08. (mcb, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/30/2008)

Oct. 30, 2008 RECAP
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Glenn Schlactus on behalf of Mayor and City Council of Baltimore Filing fee $ 50, receipt number 04160000000001902532. by Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (Blower, Bradley) (Entered: 11/04/2008)

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PAPERLESS ORDER granting 23 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for attorney Glenn Schlactus on behalf of Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. Directing attorney Glenn Schlactus to register on-line for CM/ECF at http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/attorney/registration.asp.. Signed by Clerk on 11/5/08. (cmns, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/05/2008)

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ORDER scheduling hearing on motion to dismiss. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 11/7/08. (jnl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/10/2008)

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MOTION for Copy Work at the Expense of the United States by David Kissi Responses due by 12/4/2008 (Attachments: # Affidavit, # Exhibit A, # Exhibit B)(elt, Deputy Clerk) (Additional attachments added on 11/17/2008: # 4 Motion, # 5 Affidavit, # 6 Exhibit A, # 7 Exhibit B) (elt, Deputy Clerk). Modified on 11/17/2008 (elt, Deputy Clerk). [More legible copies of pleadings attached] (Entered: 11/17/2008)

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MARGINAL ORDER denying 26 Motion of David Kissi for Copy Work. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 11/20/08. (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/20/2008)

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MOTION for Reconsideration re 27 Order denying Motion for Copy Work by David Kissi (c/s J. Legg) (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/05/2008)

Dec. 1, 2008 PACER
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MARGINAL ORDER denying 28 Motion of Kissi for Reconsideration of order denying copywork at government expense. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 12/8/08. (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/08/2008)

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(SECOND) MOTION for Reconsideration re 27 Order on Motion for Copy Work by David Kissi. (Attachments: # 1 appendix A, # 2 appendix B, # 3 appendix C)(das, Deputy Clerk)(Originally Filed on 12/5/08) (Entered: 12/08/2008)

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NOTICE OF INTERLOCUTORY APPEAL as to 29 Order on Motion for Reconsideration, 27 Order on Motion for Copy Work by David Kissi and Exhibits A and B. (Fee Status: Filing Fee Not Paid) (sls, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 12/12/2008 (sls, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 12/12/2008)

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Transmission of Notice of Appeal and Docket Sheet to US Court of Appeals re 31 Notice of Interlocutory Appeal. IMPORTANT NOTICE: To access forms which you are required to file with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit please go to http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov and click on Forms & Notices. (Attachments: # 1 Fee Letter)(sls, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/12/2008)

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NOTICE OF INTERLOCUTORY APPEAL as to 25 Order by David Kissi. (Fee Status: Filing Fee Not Paid)(NOA rec'd in USCA on 12/4/08) (sls, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 12/22/2008 (sls, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 12/22/2008)

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Transmission of Notice of Appeal and Docket Sheet to US Court of Appeals re 33 Notice of Interlocutory Appeal. IMPORTANT NOTICE: To access forms which you are required to file with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit please go to http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov and click on Forms & Notices. (Attachments: # 1 Fee Letter)(sls, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/22/2008)

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MOTION Request for Judicial Notice by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc. Responses due by 2/12/2009 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Sandler, Andrew) (Entered: 01/26/2009)

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ORDER SCHEDULING Oral Argument on 10 MOTION to Dismiss of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc. for 1/28/09. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 1/26/09. (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/27/2009)

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ORDER RESCHEDULING Hearing. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 1/27/09. (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/27/2009)

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ORDER SUPPLEMENTING list of questions to address during oral arguemnts. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 1/27/09. (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/27/2009)

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RESPONSE in Opposition re 35 MOTION Request for Judicial Notice filed by Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. Replies due by 2/10/2009. (Relman, John) (Entered: 01/27/2009)

Jan. 27, 2009 PACER
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Motion Hearing held on 1/28/2009 re 10 MOTION to Dismiss MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc. held before Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg. (Court Reporter: Mary Zajac) (kmt, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/29/2009)

Jan. 28, 2009 PACER
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ORDER Tentatively SETTING date for hearing re: limited damages discovery, for 2/6/09. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 1/29/09. (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/29/2009)

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ORDER SETTING date for hearing to discuss limited damages discovery for 2/11/09. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 1/30/09. (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/30/2009)

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ORDER RESETTING date for hearing on limited damages discovery to 2/20/09. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 2/2/09. (das, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 2/2/2009 (das, Deputy Clerk). (c/m 2/2/09-das) (Entered: 02/02/2009)

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NOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings held on 1/28/09, before Judge Benson Everett Legg. Court Reporter/Transcriber Mary M. Zajac, Telephone number 410-962-4544. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained from the Court Reporter or through PACER.. Redaction Request due 2/23/2009. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 3/5/2009. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 5/4/2009. (mmz, Court Reporter) (Entered: 02/05/2009)

Feb. 5, 2009 PACER
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Supplemental to 15 Response in Opposition to Motion filed by Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - NAACP v. Ameriquest Mortgage Co.)(Relman, John) (Entered: 02/18/2009)

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ORDER SETTING FORTH additional questions to be answered during hearing. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 2/18/09. (das, Deputy Clerk) (c/m Kissi 2/19/09-das) (Entered: 02/19/2009)

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Supplemental to 15 Response in Opposition to Motion filed by Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit NCRC v. Accredited)(Relman, John) (Entered: 02/19/2009)

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ORDER CONFIRMING rulings made at 2/20/09 hearing on discovery. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 2/20/09. (Attachments: # 1 Policy Regarding Discovery Disputes)(das, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 4/7/2009 (das, Deputy Clerk). (SEALED DISCOVERY OF EXCEL SPREADSHEET FILED ON CD AND NOT AVAILABLE IN PAPER OF PDF FORMAT- FILED SEPARATELY IN SEALED ROOM) (CD filed w/ chambers as well with permission) (Entered: 02/20/2009)

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ORDER DIRECTING counsel to contact chambers to schedule date for telephone conference for the dates of 2/26/09 or 2/27/09. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 2/20/09. (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/20/2009)

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ORDER SCHEDULING telephone conference for 3/4/09. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 2/23/09. (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/23/2009)

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NOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings held on 2-20-2009, before Judge Legg. Court Reporter/Transcriber Gail Simpkins, Telephone number 410-962-4536. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained from the Court Reporter or through PACER.. Redaction Request due 3/16/2009. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 3/24/2009. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 5/22/2009. (gak, Court Reporter) (Entered: 02/24/2009)

Feb. 24, 2009 PACER
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Joint MOTION for Approval of the Parties' Stipulations by Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc. Responses due by 3/13/2009 (Kelly, Michael) (Entered: 02/24/2009)

Feb. 24, 2009 PACER
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Joint MOTION for an Order Regarding Confidentiality of Discovery Material by Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc. Responses due by 3/16/2009 (Kelly, Michael) (Entered: 02/25/2009)

Feb. 25, 2009 PACER
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STIPULATED ORDER REGARDING CONFIDENTIALITY OF DISCOVERY. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 2/27/09. (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/03/2009)

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ORDER APPROVING 52 Joint MOTION for Approval of the Parties' Stipulations regarding discovery filed by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc.. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 2/27/09. (dass, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 3/3/2009 (dass, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 03/03/2009)

Feb. 27, 2009 PACER
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Correspondence re: telephone conference scheduled for March 4, 2009 (Relman, John) Modified on 3/3/2009 (dass, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 03/03/2009)

March 3, 2009 PACER
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Correspondence re: Plaintiff's March 3, 2009 Correspondence re: telephone conference scheduled for March 4, 2009 (Sandler, Andrew) (Entered: 03/03/2009)

March 3, 2009 PACER
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ORDER SETTING date for an all day hearing on pending motion to dismiss on 6/29/09; DIRECTING parties to confer and propose joint structure for the hearing by 5/1/09; DIRECTING the court will hear argument on dispositive questions set forth. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 3/6/09. (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/09/2009)

March 6, 2009 PACER
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MOTION to Withdraw Appearance by Defendants' Counsel Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc. Responses due by 4/13/2009 (Sandler, Andrew) (Entered: 03/26/2009)

March 26, 2009 PACER
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STIPULATION by Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc.. (Sandler, Andrew) (Entered: 03/26/2009)

March 26, 2009 PACER
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Paperless ORDER granting 59 MOTION to Withdraw Appearance by Defendants' Counsel Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 03/27/09. (Legg, Benson) (Entered: 03/27/2009)

March 27, 2009 PACER
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Paperless ORDER granting re 60 Joint Stipulation filed by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 03/27/09. (Legg, Benson) (Entered: 03/27/2009)

March 27, 2009 PACER
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RESPONSE re 48 Order filed by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc.. (Sandler, Andrew) (Entered: 04/06/2009)

April 6, 2009 PACER
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MOTION to Seal by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc. Responses due by 4/23/2009 (Sandler, Andrew) (Entered: 04/06/2009)

April 6, 2009 PACER
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Correspondence re: February 20, 2009 Order (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3)(Relman, John) (Entered: 04/06/2009)

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MARGINAL ORDER granting 64 Motion of Defendants to Seal limited discovery.. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 4/20/09. (dass, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/08/2009)

April 8, 2009 PACER
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NOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT for dates of March 04, 2009, (Telephone Conference) before Judge Benson E. Legg, Court Reporter/Transcriber Compuscribe. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained from the Court Reporter or through PACER. Redaction Request due 5/5/2009. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 5/15/2009. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 7/13/2009. (nrm, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 4/17/2009 (nrm, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 04/17/2009)

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Joint REQUEST for Extension of Time to File Proposed Joint Structure for June 29, 2009 Hearing (Relman, John) (Entered: 04/27/2009)

April 27, 2009 PACER
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PAPERLESS ORDER GRANTING re 68 Request for Extension of Time. Parties' proposed joint structure is due on or before 5/15/2009. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 04/28/2009. (Legg, Benson Everett) (Entered: 04/28/2009)

April 28, 2009 PACER
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JUDGMENT of USCA (certified copy) "Dismissing" the appeal as to 19 Notice of Cross Appeal filed by David Kissi (Attachments: # 1 opinion)(nrm, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/29/2009)

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April 29, 2009 PACER
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ORDER DIRECTING the parties have until 6/1/09 to propose their joint stucture for the 6/29/09 hearing and to contact chambers to schedule a telephone conference if the hearing date is in jeopardy. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 5/15/09. (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/15/2009)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Jonice Gray Tucker on behalf of all defendants (Tucker, Jonice) (Entered: 05/19/2009)

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MANDATE of USCA as to 19 Notice of Cross Appeal filed by David Kissi (nrm, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/22/2009)

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MOTION to Amend/Correct 1 Complaint, by Mayor and City Council of Baltimore Responses due by 6/18/2009 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit First Amended Complaint, # 3 Exhibit Attachment A to First Amended Complaint, # 4 Exhibit Attachment B to First Amended Complaint, # 5 Exhibit Attachment C to First Amended Complaint, # 6 Exhibit Attachment D to First Amended Complaint, # 7 Exhibit Attachment E to First Amended Complaint, # 8 Exhibit Attachment F to First Amended Complaint, # 9 Exhibit Attachment G to First Amended Complaint, # 10 Exhibit Attachment H to First Amended Complaint, # 11 Exhibit Attachment I to First Amended Complaint, # 12 Exhibit Attachment J to First Amended Complaint, # 13 Exhibit Attachment K to First Amended Complaint, # 14 Exhibit Attachment L to First Amended Complaint, # 15 Exhibit Attachment M to First Amended Complaint, # 16 Exhibit Attachment N to First Amended Complaint, # 17 Exhibit Attachment O to First Amended Complaint, # 18 Exhibit Attachment P to First Amended Complaint, # 19 Exhibit Attachment Q to First Amended Complaint, # 20 Exhibit Attachment R to First Amended Complaint, # 21 Exhibit Attachment S to First Amended Complaint, # 22 Exhibit Redline Version of Initial Complaint)(Relman, John) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

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June 1, 2009 PACER
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MOTION to join as co-plaintiff by David Kissi (Attachments: # 1 attorney appearance, # 2 Docket Sheet, # 3 Delaware Complaint, # 4 envelope)(das, Deputy Clerk)(c/s) (Entered: 06/05/2009)

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June 1, 2009 PACER
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MOTION for Reconsideration re 58 Order, by Mayor and City Council of Baltimore Responses due by 6/18/2009 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit, # 9 Text of Proposed Order)(Relman, John) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

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June 1, 2009 PACER
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Correspondence re: Structure of June 29, 2009 Evidentiary Hearing (Relman, John) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

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RESPONSE to 76 Correspondence re: Structure of 6/29/09 Evidentiary Hearing filed by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Correspondence to John Relman)(das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/03/2009)

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June 2, 2009 PACER
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Correspondence re: June 29, 2009 hearing (Relman, John) (Entered: 06/03/2009)

June 3, 2009 PACER
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ORDER denying the City's 75 Motion for Reconsideration; DIRECTING the 6/29/09 hearing will proceed as scheduled; CONFIRMING the pre-hearing schedule as set by the parties during 6/3/09 telephone conference call. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 6/3/09. (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/03/2009)

June 3, 2009 PACER
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MARGINAL ORDER denying 80 Motion of David Kissi to join as a co-plaintiff. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 6/9/09. (das, Deputy Clerk) (c/m 6/9/09-das) (Entered: 06/09/2009)

June 9, 2009 PACER
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NOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT (Telephone Conference) for dates of June 03, 2009, before Judge Benson E. Legg, re 31 Notice of Interlocutory Appeal Court Reporter/Transcriber CompuScribe. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained from the Court Reporter or through PACER. Redaction Request due 6/29/2009. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 7/7/2009. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 9/4/2009. (nrm, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/09/2009)

June 9, 2009 PACER
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NOTICE by Mayor and City Council of Baltimore Of Filing Of Supplemental Declarations And Response To Court's Questions In Preparation For June 29, 2009 Hearing (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8, # 9 Exhibit 9, # 10 Exhibit 10, # 11 Exhibit 11, # 12 Exhibit 12, # 13 Exhibit 13, # 14 Exhibit 14, # 15 Exhibit 15, # 16 Exhibit 16, # 17 Exhibit 17, # 18 Exhibit 18, # 19 Exhibit 19, # 20 Exhibit 20, # 21 Exhibit 21, # 22 Exhibit 22, # 23 Exhibit 23, # 24 Exhibit 24, # 25 Exhibit 25, # 26 Exhibit 26, # 27 Exhibit 27, # 28 Exhibit 28)(Relman, John) (Entered: 06/17/2009)

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June 17, 2009 PACER
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MOTION to Strike Plaintiff's 83 Filing of 6/17/09, that directly contravenes this court's 6/3/09 Order, by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc. Responses due by 7/6/2009 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum)(Tucker, Jonice) Modified on 6/22/2009 (das, Deputy Clerk). (Entered: 06/19/2009)

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June 19, 2009 PACER
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RESPONSE re 79 Order on Motion for Reconsideration, filed by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit)(Tucker, Jonice) (Entered: 06/22/2009)

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June 22, 2009 PACER
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NOTICE by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc. re 79 Order on Motion for Reconsideration, Describing June 29, 2009 Hearing Presentation (Tucker, Jonice) (Entered: 06/24/2009)

June 24, 2009 PACER
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NOTICE by Mayor and City Council of Baltimore re 79 Order on Motion for Reconsideration, (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Attachment A)(Relman, John) (Entered: 06/24/2009)

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June 24, 2009 PACER
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MOTION for Other Relief To Prohibit Defendants From Submitting Evidence At The June 29 Hearing Or, In The Alternative, For An Order Directing Defendants To Produce Their Evidence By June 26 by Mayor and City Council of Baltimore Responses due by 7/13/2009 (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Relman, John) (Entered: 06/24/2009)

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MOTION to Strike 88 MOTION for Other Relief To Prohibit Defendants From Submitting Evidence At The June 29 Hearing Or, In The Alternative, For An Order Directing Defendants To Produce Their Evidence By June 26, 87 Notice (Other) by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, Inc. Responses due by 7/13/2009 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support of Motion to Strike)(Tucker, Jonice) (Entered: 06/25/2009)

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June 25, 2009 PACER
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Correspondence re: June 26, 2009 Order (Relman, John) (Entered: 06/26/2009)

June 26, 2009 PACER
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ORDER DIRECTING the city to submit by close of business on 6/26/09 a brief letter as therein set forth; denying 88 Motion to prohibit Defendants from submitting evidence at the 6/29/09 hearing or in the alternative for an order directing defendants to produce their evidence by 6/26/09 ; granting 89 Motion to Strike the City' reply beginning at roman numeral two and including the attachment. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 6/26/09. (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/29/2009)

June 26, 2009 PACER
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Motion Hearing held on 6/29/2009 held before Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg. (Court Reporter: Martin Giordano) (kmt, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/30/2009)

June 29, 2009 PACER
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PLAINTIFF'S EXHIBIT LIST by Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. (eg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/01/2009)

July 1, 2009 PACER
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DEFENDANT'S EXHIBIT LIST. (eg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/01/2009)

July 1, 2009 PACER
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Stipulation re: Return of exhibits to Counsel. (eg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/01/2009)

July 1, 2009 PACER
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ORDER granting 74 Motion to Amend/Correct Complaint; denying 10 Motion to Dismiss; denying 10 Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction; SETTING Hearing for 7/20/09. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 7/2/09. (das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/02/2009)

July 2, 2009 RECAP
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AMENDED COMPLAINT against all defendants filed by Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J, # 11 Exhibit K, # 12 Exhibit L, # 13 Exhibit M, # 14 Exhibit N, # 15 Exhibit O, # 16 Exhibit P, # 17 Exhibit Q, # 18 Exhibit R, # 19 Exhibit S)(das, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/02/2009)

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July 2, 2009 PACER
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ORDER denying 30 Motion for Reconsideration ; denying 35 Motion to take judicial notice of certain documents; denying 84 Motion to Strike. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 7/8/09. (das, Deputy Clerk) (c/m 7/8/09-das) (Entered: 07/08/2009)

July 8, 2009 PACER
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Joint REQUEST for Extension of Time to File Proposed Discovery Plan and Schedule (Relman, John) (Entered: 07/10/2009)

July 10, 2009 PACER
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PAPERLESS ORDER GRANTING re 99 Request for Extension of Time. Discovery plan due on or before 7/29/09; hearing re scheduling will be held on 8/6/09 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 7A. Signed by Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg on 07/13/2009. (Legg, Benson Everett) (Entered: 07/13/2009)

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State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 8, 2008

Closing Date: 2012

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore

Plaintiff Type(s):

City/County Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Relman, Dane & Colfax

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (Baltimore, Baltimore), 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

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $175 million

Issues

General:

Predatory lending

Discrimination-area:

Lending

Race:

Black