Case: United States v. Autumn Ridge Condominium Association, Inc.

2:08-cv-00208 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

Filed Date: July 14, 2008

Closed Date: 2014

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Case Summary

On July 14, 2008, the United States filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court of Indiana under the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. §3601-3619, against a condominium association and its Board of Directors. The plaintiff brought the suit on behalf of an African American couple and their two minor children. Specifically, the plaintiff challenged the defendants' "no minors" restriction as violative of the Fair Housing Act, and claimed the defendant refused to sell a unit to the family on the…

On July 14, 2008, the United States filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court of Indiana under the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. §3601-3619, against a condominium association and its Board of Directors. The plaintiff brought the suit on behalf of an African American couple and their two minor children. Specifically, the plaintiff challenged the defendants' "no minors" restriction as violative of the Fair Housing Act, and claimed the defendant refused to sell a unit to the family on the basis of race and familial status.

On October 28, 2010, the Court (Judge Simon) entered a four-year consent order agreed to by the parties. The order contains gereral prohibitions against discrimination of the basis of familial status or race, requires the Board to amend its policies as to minors and to provide training to all officers and directors on the Board, permanently removed and replaced the Board President, and required payment of $106,500 in damages, and a $13,500 civil penalty.

Summary Authors

Denise Heberle (8/2/2012)

People

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Judge(s)

Simon, Philip P. (Indiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Becker, Grace Chung (District of Columbia)

Capp, David A. (District of Columbia)

Jefferson, Sharon (Indiana)

Moran, Timothy (District of Columbia)

Parr, Elizabeth (District of Columbia)

Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Abrahamson, Harold (Indiana)

Halm, Jonathan E. (Indiana)

Other Attorney(s)

Active

Judge(s)

Simon, Philip P. (Indiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Becker, Grace Chung (District of Columbia)

Capp, David A. (District of Columbia)

Jefferson, Sharon (Indiana)

Moran, Timothy (District of Columbia)

Parr, Elizabeth (District of Columbia)

Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Abrahamson, Harold (Indiana)

Halm, Jonathan E. (Indiana)

Other Attorney(s)

Harkin, Jeffrey A. (Indiana)

Weigle, David W. (Indiana)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

Oct. 27, 2010 Docket
1

Complaint

July 14, 2008 Complaint
159

Agreed Consent Order

Oct. 27, 2010 Settlement Agreement

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5362915/united-states-v-autumn-ridge-condominium-association-inc/

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
68

OPINION AND ORDER granting 48 Motion to Compel Defendants to Produce Discovery Relating to Financial Status and Net Worth and ORDERS Defendant Autumn Ridge Condominium Association, Inc. to respond and serve upon theUnited States its response to the United States Interrogatory No. 18, by November 5, 2009; Defendants Richard Archie, Ronald Patterson, and James Reed to respond and serve upon the United States their responses to the United States Request for Production No. 8, to the extent that the requested documents exist, by November 5, 2009; and Both responses are limited to information from a period of January 1, 2007, through the present. Signed by Magistrate Judge Paul R Cherry on 10/05/2008. (rmn)

Oct. 5, 2009 RECAP
77

OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING the 54 Motion of Intervening Plaintiffs to Compel Defendants Richard Archie, Ronald Patterson, and James Reed to Answer Interrogatories Relating to their Financial Status and ORDERS Defendants Richard Archie, Ronald Patte rson, and James Reed to respond and serve upon the Intervening Plaintiffs their response to the Intervening Plaintiffs Interrogatories to the individual Defendants, by December 15, 2009, but the responses are limited to information from a period of January 1, 2007, through the present. Signed by Magistrate Judge Paul R Cherry on 10/27/09. (sda)

Oct. 27, 2009 RECAP

State / Territory: Indiana

Case Type(s):

Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 14, 2008

Closing Date: 2014

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States Department of Justice

Plaintiff Type(s):

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Autumn Ridge Condominium Association, Inc. (Munster), Private Entity/Person

Richard Arcie (Munster), None

Ronald Patterson (Munster), None

James Reed (Munster), None

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)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

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

Amount Defendant Pays: 120,000

Order Duration: 2010 - 2014

Issues

Discrimination-area:

Housing Sales/Rental

Discrimination-basis:

Family discrimination

Race discrimination

Race:

Black