Case: United States v. Loki Properties, LLP

0:10-cv-02597 | U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Filed Date: June 24, 2010

Closed Date: 2013

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Case Summary

On June 24, 2010, the United States filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, under the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. §§3601-3619, against owners and operators of an apartment complex located in Red Wing Minnesota. DOJ alleged that the defendants discriminated against the complainant, an African-American man, on the basis of race and sex when it refused to rent him a unit because of his criminal background, but rented an apartment to a white male with a felonious c…

On June 24, 2010, the United States filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, under the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. §§3601-3619, against owners and operators of an apartment complex located in Red Wing Minnesota. DOJ alleged that the defendants discriminated against the complainant, an African-American man, on the basis of race and sex when it refused to rent him a unit because of his criminal background, but rented an apartment to a white male with a felonious criminal background. The complaint sought declaratory, injunctive, and monetary relief.

Judge Nelson was elevated to the Court of Appeal, and the case was reassigned to Judge Donovan Frank. On July 29, 2011, Judge Frank approved a two year Consent Decree agreed to by the parties. The Consent Decree provides:

  • It enjoins the Defendants from refusing to rent a dwelling or discriminating against a person in the terms and conditions of the rental of a dwelling on the basis of race or sex.
  • It requires antidiscrimination training of all of defendants employees involved in renting apartments
  • It requires posting of Fair Housing notices and use of Equal Housing Opportunity language in advertising.
  • It requires recordkeeping and notice to the DOJ in the event any additional complaints are filed.
  • It orders the Defendants to pay $15,000 in damages to the complainant.
  • It preserves jurisdiction in the district court for enforcement for 2 years.

No further litigation has occurred in this case and it is presumably closed.

Summary Authors

Asma Husain (2/7/2016)

Elena Malik (11/7/2017)

People


Judge(s)

Frank, Donovan W. (Minnesota)

Keyes, Jeffrey J. (Minnesota)

Nelson, Susan Richard (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Brooker, Gregory G (Minnesota)

Jones, B. Todd (Minnesota)

Voss, Ana H. (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Fuith, Leanne (Minnesota)

Laurie, Gerald T. (Minnesota)

Judge(s)

Frank, Donovan W. (Minnesota)

Keyes, Jeffrey J. (Minnesota)

Nelson, Susan Richard (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Brooker, Gregory G (Minnesota)

Jones, B. Todd (Minnesota)

Voss, Ana H. (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Fuith, Leanne (Minnesota)

Laurie, Gerald T. (Minnesota)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

United States v. Loki Properties, LLC

July 29, 2011 Docket
1

Complaint

June 24, 2010 Complaint
12

Consent Decree

United States v. Loki Properties, LLC

July 29, 2011 Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against Loki Properties LLP, Robert Ryan ( Filing fee $ 350 receipt number 000.) assigned to Judge Donovan W Frank per Cv Rights list referred to Magistrate Judge Jeffrey J Keyes, filed by United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet) (LPH) (Entered: 06/25/2010)

June 24, 2010

2 Summons Issued as to Loki Properties LLP, Robert Ryan. (akl) (Entered: 06/29/2010)

June 29, 2010
3

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed filed by United States of America. Loki Properties LLP waiver sent on 7/8/2010, answer due 9/7/2010. (Voss, Ana) (Entered: 07/19/2010)

July 19, 2010
4

NOTICE of Appearance by Gerald T Laurie on behalf of Loki Properties LLP, Robert Ryan. (Laurie, Gerald) (Entered: 07/21/2010)

July 21, 2010
5

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Loki Properties LLP, Robert Ryan re 4 Notice of Appearance (Laurie, Gerald) (Entered: 07/21/2010)

July 21, 2010
6

Joint ANSWER to Complaint by Loki Properties LLP, Robert Ryan. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service) (Laurie, Gerald) (Entered: 09/03/2010)

Sept. 3, 2010
7

NOTICE OF PRETRIAL CONFERENCE: Pretrial Conference set for 11/1/2010 03:15 PM in Courtroom 6A (STP) before Magistrate Judge Jeffrey J. Keyes. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Form) Modified on 10/18/2010 (MMP). (Entered: 10/18/2010)

Oct. 16, 2010
8

*TEXT ONLY ENTRY* NOTICE of Resetting of Pretrial Conference: 7 NOTICE OF PRETRIAL CONFERENCE: Pretrial Conference set for 11/1/2010 reset for 11/30/2010 09:30 AM in Courtroom 6A (STP) before Magistrate Judge Jeffrey J. Keyes. (JEP) (Entered: 10/21/2010)

Oct. 21, 2010
9

Minute Entry: Pretrial Scheduling Conference held before Magistrate Judge Jeffrey J. Keyes on 11/30/2010. Pretrial Scheduling Order to be issued. (MMP) (Entered: 11/30/2010)

Nov. 30, 2010
10

PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER: Amended Pleadings due by 2/14/2011. Discovery due by 6/17/2011. Motions (non−disp) due 6/17/2011. Motions (disp) due by 2/13/2012. Ready for trial due by 6/13/2012. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jeffrey J. Keyes on 11/30/2010. (MMP) (Entered: 11/30/2010)

Nov. 30, 2010
11

TEXT−ONLY ENTRY. CLERK'S NOTICE OF REASSIGNMENT. Due to the elevation of Judge Susan Richard Nelson, this case is reassigned to her. Judge Donovan W. Frank no longer assigned to the case. (TSS) (Entered: 01/12/2011)

Jan. 12, 2011
12

CONSENT DECREE. (See Order for details.) Signed by Judge Donovan W. Frank on 7/28/2011. (BJS) (Entered: 07/29/2011)

July 29, 2011

State / Territory: Minnesota

Case Type(s):

Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 24, 2010

Closing Date: 2013

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division

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

Loki Properties LLP (Red Wing), Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Multi-family housing provider

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: 15,000

Order Duration: 2011 - 2013

Content of Injunction:

Comply with advertising/recruiting requirements

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Discrimination Prohibition

Monitoring

Provide antidiscrimination training

Recordkeeping

Reporting

Issues

General:

Housing

Discrimination-area:

Housing Sales/Rental

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Sex discrimination

Race:

Black

Affected Gender:

Male