Case: Cason v. Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp.

3:98-cv-00223 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

Filed Date: March 12, 1998

Closed Date: 2012

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Case Summary

On March 12, 1998, a host of African American and Hispanic car purchasers filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee against Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation (NMAC), alleging that it engaged in discriminatory lending practices. The plaintiffs alleged that as a result of the defendant's policies and practices, African-American and Hispanic borrowers unfairly paid higher prices for automobile lending products in comparison to Non-Hispanic whit…

On March 12, 1998, a host of African American and Hispanic car purchasers filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee against Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation (NMAC), alleging that it engaged in discriminatory lending practices. The plaintiffs alleged that as a result of the defendant's policies and practices, African-American and Hispanic borrowers unfairly paid higher prices for automobile lending products in comparison to Non-Hispanic white borrowers of similar financial backgrounds.

Specifically, the plaintiffs alleged that the defendant marked up or increased interest rates charged to African American and Hispanic car purchasers regardless of their credit worthiness. As a result, the increased interest rate causes an overall higher cost of credit to the consumer.

The plaintiffs and defendant filed a joint motion for approval of a preliminary settlement agreement on February 18, 2003. After various revisions and appeals of that settlement agreement, the Court (Judge Todd J. Campbell) entered a final order on March 27, 2003. As part of the settlement agreement, NMAC agreed to: 1) a cap on markup charges; 2) a credit-preapproval program designed to offer "nomarkup" rates to pre-approved African American and Hispanic car buyers; 3) contribute $1 million over the next five years to three national consumer financial education programs; 4) mail an educational brochure in english and spanish to existing customers annually for five years; and 5) provide written disclosure on financing contracts forms that a customer's annual percentage rate may be negotiable with the dealer. Upon approving the settlement agreement, the Court (Judge Todd J. Campbell) dismissed the case with prejudice.

Summary Authors

Megan Richardson (11/7/2014)

People


Judge(s)

Campbell, Todd J. (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Berger, Daniel L. (New York)

Gilmore, Wyman O. Jr. (Alabama)

Guggenheimer, Leah (New York)

Klein, Gary E. (Massachusetts)

Lesser, Seth R. (New York)

Rossman, Stuart T. (Massachusetts)

Stewart, Darnley D. (New York)

Terry, Michael E (Tennessee)

Watkins, Clinton W. (Tennessee)

Judge(s)

Campbell, Todd J. (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Berger, Daniel L. (New York)

Gilmore, Wyman O. Jr. (Alabama)

Guggenheimer, Leah (New York)

Klein, Gary E. (Massachusetts)

Lesser, Seth R. (New York)

Rossman, Stuart T. (Massachusetts)

Stewart, Darnley D. (New York)

Terry, Michael E (Tennessee)

Watkins, Clinton W. (Tennessee)

Wright, Luther Jr. (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bruinsma, James Robert (Michigan)

Chareq, Adel James (District of Columbia)

Feeney, John Thomas III (Tennessee)

Heyder, Markus Bruce (District of Columbia)

Hicks, John S. (Tennessee)

Mataya, Charles J. (Tennessee)

Weber, Kenneth A. (Tennessee)

Other Attorney(s)

Branstetter, C. Dewey Jr. (Tennessee)

Cubita, Peter N. (New York)

Douthat, Kenneth Edwin (Tennessee)

Evans, Carol A. (District of Columbia)

Goggin, Wendy Hildreth (Tennessee)

Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)

Liptak, Adam (New York)

Magagna, Joan A. (District of Columbia)

Pierce, Douglas Ray (Tennessee)

Ross, Alexander C. (District of Columbia)

Waterhouse, Rachel L (Tennessee)

Wayland, R. Eddie (Tennessee)

Zalenski, Walter E. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

Cason v. Nissan Mtr Accept

Nov. 14, 2007 Docket

Brief of the United States as Amicus Curiae in Support of Plaintiffs' Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment

Cason v. Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation

July 31, 2000 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Minority Auto Buyers Benefit from NMAC Settlement

Cason v. Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp

No Court

May 25, 2003 Press Release

Frequently Asked Questions

Cason v. Nissan Motors Acceptance Corporation

No Court

None Other

Outline of Settlement Agreement

Cason v. Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp

No Court

None Settlement Agreement

Docket

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

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1

NOTICE OF REMOVAL by deft w/exhibit A att'd from Chanc Ct/Davidson Cty Case Number: 98−378−II (bbj) (Entered: 03/17/1998)

March 12, 1998

REMARK − copy of Notice of ICMC sent to attys (bbj) (Entered: 03/17/1998)

March 17, 1998
3

AMENDED COMPLAINT by pltf; adding Action Nissan, Inc.; jury demand (ts) (Entered: 04/30/1998)

April 29, 1998
4

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin; to allow sufficient time for the newly added deft to be served, obtain counsel, &respond to the amended cmp, the parties are relieved of their responsibility to submit an initial case management order including the matters addressed at the initial case management conference held on 4/21/98. The matters will be readdressed at the case management conference set for 6/26/98 at 9:00am. (EOD 5/1/98) (cc: all counsel) (ts) (Entered: 05/01/1998)

May 1, 1998
5

SUMMONS issued as to deft Action Nissan, Inc. (ts) (Entered: 05/05/1998)

May 5, 1998
6

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon deft Action Nissan, Inc. on 5/6/98 (ts) (Entered: 05/11/1998)

May 8, 1998
7

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for deft Action Nissan, Inc. by John Thomas Feeney III (ts) (Entered: 06/01/1998)

May 29, 1998

PROPOSED Order (ts) (Entered: 07/13/1998)

July 10, 1998
8

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin; a case management conference is set for 9/16/98 at 9:00am. (EOD 7/16/98) (cc: all counsel) (ts) (Entered: 07/16/1998)

July 15, 1998
9

ANSWER to first amended complaint [3−1] and COUNTERCLAIM by deft Nissan Mtr Accept against pltf Betty T. Cason; jury demand (tlc) (Entered: 08/03/1998)

July 31, 1998
10

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin Case Management Conference is reset for 2:00 11/9/98 (cc: all counsel) (EOD 9/29/98) (jb) (Entered: 09/29/1998)

Sept. 28, 1998
11

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin Case Management Conference held 11/9/98; Case Management Conference set for 1:00 12/29/98 (cc: all counsel) (EOD 11/10/98) (jb) (Entered: 11/10/1998)

Nov. 9, 1998
12

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin: pltf has until 2/26/99 to file a motion to amend her complaint; a hearing on any disputed discovery issues is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on 2/26/99 (cc: all counsel) (EOD 12/31/98) (bj) (Entered: 12/31/1998)

Dec. 30, 1998
13

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin: Written Discovery ddl set for 5/17/99 for both pltf and deft pltf's motion for class certification is extended for good cause, as previously indicated. See order for specifics. (cc: all counsel) EOD 4/29/99 (bj) (Entered: 04/29/1999)

April 29, 1999

PROPOSED Protective Order to protect private and confidential information that NMAC produces to pltf. (jb) (Entered: 05/21/1999)

May 21, 1999
14

PROTECTIVE ORDER by Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin: pursuant to Order (D.E. #13) and by agreement of Betty Cason and NMAC, through their attys, all protected documents will be marked "Confidential" and filed under seal. Upon final determination of this action, the Clerk shall return any documents filed under seal in accord with this order, upon request of the filing party. (cc: all counsel) EOD 5/25/99 (bj) Modified on 05/25/1999 (Entered: 05/25/1999)

May 24, 1999
15

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin: Telephone conference call set for 1:00 p.m. 8/5/99 ; to be initiated by counsel for deft NMAC to address the status of this case. (cc: all counsel) EOD 7/20/99 (bj) (Entered: 07/20/1999)

July 19, 1999

PROPOSED Order re discovery issues. (bj) (Entered: 07/26/1999)

July 26, 1999
16

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin: pltf and deft having resolved certain discovery issues...supplemental electronic data shall be produced in electronic format by 7/28/99; pltf shall file a motion to amend and proposed second amended complaint by 8/23/99; NMAC shall file any objection w/in 10 days of the filing of pltf's motion to amend. (cc: all counsel) EOD 7/30/99 (bj) (Entered: 07/30/1999)

July 29, 1999
17

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin: Telephone conference call scheduled for 8/5/99 was CANCELLED Once the pltf's motion to amend is resolved, further proceedings will be scheduled to address a ddl for pltf to file a motion for class certification and any other issues. (cc: all counsel) EOD 8/9/99 (bj) (Entered: 08/09/1999)

Aug. 6, 1999
18

AGREED ORDER by Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin: pltf's time for filing the second amended complaint is extended to 9/1/99. (cc: all counsel) EOD 8/30/99 (bj) (Entered: 08/30/1999)

Aug. 27, 1999
19

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin: pursuant to a telephone conf call held on 8/30/99 by parties' counsel, pltf has until 10/4/99 to file an amended complaint or motion to amend. Prior to 10/4/99, pltf's counsel shall serve on deft's counsel a proposed amended complaint and if there are no objections by deft, pltf shall have until 10/4/99 to file such amended complaint. (cc: all counsel) EOD 8/31/99 (bj) (Entered: 08/31/1999)

Aug. 30, 1999
20

AGREED ORDER by Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin: Pltfs have until 10/25/99 to file an amended complaint. Prior to that time, pltf is to serve on deft's counsel a proposed amended complaint. If deft objects, pltf shall a motion to amend by 10/25/99. (cc: all counsel) EOD 10/5/99 (lah) (Entered: 10/05/1999)

Oct. 1, 1999
21

MOTION by pltf to allow filing of second amended complaint (bj) (Entered: 10/26/1999)

Oct. 25, 1999
22

MOTION by deft Nissan Mtr Accept for addt'l case mgmt conference (bj) (Entered: 11/09/1999)

Nov. 8, 1999
23

RESPONSE by deft Nissan Mtr Accept to pltf's motion to allow filing of second amended complaint [21−1] (bj) (Entered: 11/09/1999)

Nov. 8, 1999
24

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin: granting motion for addt'l case mgmt conference [22−1]; granting motion to allow filing of second amended complaint [21−1] ; Case Management Conference set for 1:00 p.m. 11/29/99 ; pltf has until 11/22/99 to file a second amended complaint. (cc: all counsel) EOD 11/15/99 (bj) (Entered: 11/15/1999)

Nov. 12, 1999
25

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin: the proposed order received by hand delivery on 11/16/99 will not be entered due to the fact the Court has already entered an order on 11/15/99 including the same provisions, except that pltf's second amended complaint, due 11/22/99, shall be filed UNDER SEAL. (cc: all counsel) EOD 11/18/99 (bj) (Entered: 11/18/1999)

Nov. 17, 1999
26

MOTION by pltf for class certification (bj) (Entered: 11/22/1999)

Nov. 22, 1999
27

NOTICE by pltf Of Filing Affidavits in support of Motion for class certification. (att'd affidavits 1−4) (bj) (Entered: 11/22/1999)

Nov. 22, 1999
28

AFFIDAVIT of Betty T. Cason att'd to Notice [27−1] (bj) (Entered: 11/22/1999)

Nov. 22, 1999
29

AFFIDAVIT of Michael E. Terry att'd to Notice [27−1] (bj) (Entered: 11/22/1999)

Nov. 22, 1999
30

AFFIDAVIT of Wyman O. Gilmore, Jr. att'd to Notice [27−1] (bj) (Entered: 11/22/1999)

Nov. 22, 1999
31

AFFIDAVIT of Clinton W. Watkins att'd to Notice [27−1] (bj) (Entered: 11/22/1999)

Nov. 22, 1999
32

NOTICE by pltf of Filing Under Seal Depositions. (bj) (Entered: 11/22/1999)

Nov. 22, 1999
33

NOTICE by pltf of Filing Depositions in support of pltf's motion for class certification. (Under Seal) (bj) (Entered: 11/22/1999)

Nov. 22, 1999
34

(Copies Of) DEPOSITIONS of six individuals in support of pltf's motion for class certification. (Under Seal) (bj) (Entered: 11/22/1999)

Nov. 22, 1999
36

NOTICE by pltf Of Filing Exhibits in support of motion for class certification. (Under Seal) (bj) (Entered: 11/22/1999)

Nov. 22, 1999
37

EXHIBITS 1−12 in support of motion for class certification. (Under Seal) (bj) (Entered: 11/22/1999)

Nov. 22, 1999
38

NOTICE by pltf Of Filing Under Seal. (amended complaint submitted) (bj) Modified on 11/22/1999 (Entered: 11/22/1999)

Nov. 22, 1999
39

MEMORANDUM by pltf in support of motion for class certification [26−1] (Under Seal) (bj) (Entered: 11/22/1999)

Nov. 22, 1999
40

NOTICE by pltf Of Filing Report of Debby A. Lindsey, Ph. D. in support of pltf's motion for class certification. (att'd Report UNDER SEAL) (see order [195−1]) (bj) Modified on 11/22/2002 (Entered: 11/22/1999)

Nov. 22, 1999
41

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin: per request of counsel for deft NMAC; Case Management Conference reset for 1:00 p.m. 12/3/99 (cc: all counsel) EOD 11/30/99 (bj) (Entered: 11/30/1999)

Nov. 29, 1999
42

MOTION by pltf to consolidate this case with 3−98−0211 and/or refer both cases to the Magistrate for RRon the question of class certification (bj) (Entered: 12/01/1999)

Nov. 30, 1999
43

MOTION by pltf to compel deft NMAC to provide supplemental discovery responses (att'd exhibit A) (bj) (Entered: 12/02/1999)

Dec. 1, 1999
44

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin: Case Mgmt Conference held 12/3/99 ; terminating party Action Nissan, Inc. ; the clerk is directed to stamp file pltf's second amended complaint UNDER SEAL; withdrawing motion to consolidate this case with 3−98−0211 and/or refer both cases to the Magistrate for RRon the question of class certification [42−1]; Discovery ddl set for 1/31/00 for deft to complete all discovery necessary to respond to pltf's motion for class certification ; response to motion to compel deft NMAC to provide supplemental discovery responses [43−1] is due by 12/21/99; response to motion for class certification [26−1] is due by 3/6/00, if no resolution can be reached. (cc: all counsel) EOD 12/7/99 (bj) (Entered: 12/07/1999)

Dec. 6, 1999
45

SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT amending Complaint [3−1] by Betty T. Cason; jury demand. (FILED UNDER SEAL) (bj) (Entered: 12/07/1999)

Dec. 6, 1999
46

MOTION by pltf to transfer this case and/or transfer 3−98−0211 and/or for an order referring both cases to the Magistrate for RR(bj) (Entered: 12/09/1999)

Dec. 8, 1999
47

MOTION by deft Nissan Mtr Accept to dismiss under FRCP 12(B)(7) (bj) (Entered: 12/22/1999)

Dec. 21, 1999
48

MEMORANDUM by deft Nissan Mtr Accept in support of motion to dismiss under FRCP 12(B)(7) [47−1] (*Filed Under Seal*) (bj) (Entered: 12/22/1999)

Dec. 21, 1999
49

NOTICE Of Filing by deft Nissan Mtr Accept of filing under seal the original Appendix of Exhibits and Deposition Testimony in support of Motion to Dismiss. (bj) Modified on 12/23/1999 (Entered: 12/23/1999)

Dec. 22, 1999
50

APPENDIX Of Exhibits and Deposition Testimony filed by deft re Notice [49−1] in support of Motion to Dismiss [47−1] (att'd exhibits A−E, etc.) (*Filed Under Seal*) (bj) Modified on 12/23/1999 (Entered: 12/23/1999)

Dec. 22, 1999
51

AFFIDAVIT of Janet Thornton att'd to Appendix [50−1] (*Filed Under Seal*) (bj) (Entered: 12/23/1999)

Dec. 22, 1999
52

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin finding the motion to compel [43−1] moot. Deft's counsel advised he would not oppose mtn to transfer [46−1]. Deft shall have until 3/6/00 to respond to motion for class certification [26−1]. Pltf shall have until 1/21/00 to respond to motion to dismiss [47−1]. Clerk is directed to forward the file to the Honorable Todd J. Campbell for his consideration of pending mtns. EOD 12/28/99 (cc: all counsel) (gi) (Entered: 12/28/1999)

Dec. 28, 1999
54

NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for deft by James Robert Bruinsma − co−counsel. (certificate of good standing att'd) (bj) (Entered: 01/04/2000)

Jan. 3, 2000
55

CERTIFICATE of Good Standing filed for the USDC, Northern District of Illinois by James Robert Bruinsma, co−counsel for deft. (bj) (Entered: 01/04/2000)

Jan. 3, 2000
56

ORDER by Judge Todd J. Campbell: denying motion to transfer this case and/or transfer 3−98−0211 and/or for an order referring both cases to the Magistrate for RR[46−1] (cc: all counsel) EOD 1/4/00 (bj) (Entered: 01/04/2000)

Jan. 4, 2000
57

NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for deft Nissan Mtr Accept by Charles J. Mataya and Karyn Crigler Bryant. (bj) (Entered: 01/18/2000)

Jan. 14, 2000

PROPOSED Agreed Order extending ddls. (bj) (Entered: 01/24/2000)

Jan. 21, 2000
58

AGREED ORDER by Judge Todd J. Campbell: all pending ddls are extended by 7 days in order to allow the parties to discuss settlement; thereafter, a new scheduling order will be issued, if necessary. (cc: all counsel) EOD 1/25/00 (bj) (Entered: 01/25/2000)

Jan. 24, 2000
59

JOINT NOTICE by parties that they have scheduled mediation dates (gi) (Entered: 01/31/2000)

Jan. 28, 2000
60

ORDER by Judge Todd J. Campbell: the parties are participating in mediation and shall notify the Court by 3/6/00 of the status. (cc: all counsel, Clerk) EOD 1/31/00 (bj) (Entered: 01/31/2000)

Jan. 31, 2000
61

MOTION by deft/counter−claimant Nissan Mtr Accept to withdraw attorneys John S. Hicks and Kenneth A. Weber for deft/cntclm Nissan Mtr Accept (bj) (Entered: 02/01/2000)

Jan. 31, 2000
62

ORDER by Judge Todd J. Campbell granting motion to withdraw attorneys John S. Hicks and Kenneth A. Weber for deft/cntclm Nissan Mtr Accept [61−1] (cc: all counsel) (EOD 2/2/00) (tlc) (Entered: 02/02/2000)

Feb. 2, 2000
63

NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for pltf by Wyman O. Gilmore Jr. (attachment) (bj) (Entered: 02/07/2000)

Feb. 4, 2000

PROPOSED Agreed Order (lah) (Entered: 02/22/2000)

Feb. 18, 2000
64

MOTION by pltf to unseal documents and modify protective order (bj) (Entered: 02/24/2000)

Feb. 23, 2000
65

MEMORANDUM by pltf in support of motion to unseal documents and modify protective order [64−1] (att'd exhibit 1) (bj) (Entered: 02/24/2000)

Feb. 23, 2000
66

ORDER by Judge Todd J. Campbell; Pltf shall file a response to deft Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation's motion to dismiss under FRCP 12(B)(7) [47−1] by 3/10/00; Discovery ddl set for 3/20/00 necessary to the issue of class certification. Pltf's motion for class certification [26−1] is denied. Pltf's motion to unseal documents &modify protective order [64−1] is referred to Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin for decision. (cc: all counsel) (EOD 2/28/00) (jb) (Entered: 02/28/2000)

Feb. 25, 2000
67

MOTION by deft/counter−claimant Nissan Mtr Accept for attorney Anne Fortney to appear pro hac vice (w/attached exh. A−Copy of Certificate of Good Standing USDC/DC) (jb) Modified on 02/29/2000 (Entered: 02/29/2000)

Feb. 28, 2000
68

MOTION by deft/counter−claimant Nissan Mtr Accept for attorney Markus Bruce Heyder to appear pro hac vice (w/attached exh. A−Copy of Certificate of Good Standing from USDC/ND/IL) (jb) (Entered: 02/29/2000)

Feb. 28, 2000
69

RESPONSE In Opposition by deft Nissan Mtr Accept to pltf's motion to unseal documents and modify protective order [64−1] (att'd exhibits A,B) (bj) (Entered: 03/13/2000)

March 10, 2000
70

DECLARATION of Chris A. O'Bannion, filed by deft Nissan Mtr Accept in support of Response in Opposition [69−1] (bj) (Entered: 03/13/2000)

March 10, 2000
72

AFFIDAVIT of John David Charles in support of Response [71−1] (bj) (Entered: 03/14/2000)

March 10, 2000
73

REPLY by deft Nissan Mtr Accept in support of its Motion to Dismiss [47−1] (att'd exhibits 1−2) (bj) (Entered: 03/16/2000)

March 15, 2000
74

SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITIES In Opposition/RESPONSE by pltf to deft NMAC's motion to dismiss under FRCP 12(B)(7) [47−1] (att'd exhibits 1−3) (bj) (Entered: 03/21/2000)

March 20, 2000
75

REPLY BRIEF by pltf Betty T. Cason to response to motion to unseal documents and modify protective order [64−1] (w/attached exhs. 1 &2) (jb) (Entered: 03/22/2000)

March 21, 2000
76

MOTION by pltf Betty T. Cason for hearing and/or teleconference (jb) (Entered: 03/22/2000)

March 21, 2000
77

RESPONSE by deft Nissan Mtr Accept to motion for hearing and/or teleconference [76−1] (bj) (Entered: 03/29/2000)

March 28, 2000
78

NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for pltf Betty T. Cason by Gary Klein and Stuart Rossman. (bj) (Entered: 03/30/2000)

March 29, 2000
79

MOTION by pltf for attorneys Stuart Rossman and Gary Klein to appear pro hac vice o/b/o pltf (bj) (Entered: 03/30/2000)

March 29, 2000
80

MEMORANDUM OF THE COURT. (cc: all counsel) EOD 3/31/00 (bj) (Entered: 03/31/2000)

March 30, 2000
81

ORDER by Judge Todd J. Campbell: denying motion to dismiss under FRCP 12(B)(7) [47−1]; deft's motion to require joinder of certain parties is granted in part and denied in part; pltf shall be required to add Robert Cason a named pltf in this action. (cc: all counsel) EOD 3/31/00 (bj) (Entered: 03/31/2000)

March 30, 2000
82

RENEWED MOTION by pltf Betty T. Cason for class certification (jb) (Entered: 04/11/2000)

April 10, 2000
83

NOTICE by pltf Betty T. Cason of filing UNDER SEAL per Protective Order [14−1] (1) Memorandum in support of pltfs' renewed motion for class certification &(2) notice of filing additional exhs in support of pltfs' renewed motion for class certification with exhs attached thereto. (w/attached documents to be placed UNDER SEAL) (jb) (Entered: 04/11/2000)

April 10, 2000
84

MEMORANDUM filed UNDER SEAL by pltf Betty T. Cason in support of motion for class certification [82−1] (w/attached addendum) (jb) (Entered: 04/11/2000)

April 10, 2000
85

NOTICE filed UNDER SEAL by pltf Betty T. Cason of filing additional exhs in support of pltf's renewed motion for class certification (w/attached exhs. 13−17) (jb) (Entered: 04/11/2000)

April 10, 2000
86

NOTICE by pltf Betty T. Cason of filing affidavits in support of motion for class certification [82−1] (w/attached affidavits of Stuart T. Rossman &Gary Klein) (jb) (Entered: 04/11/2000)

April 10, 2000
87

AFFIDAVIT of Stuart T. Rossman in support of renewed motion for class certification [82−1] (w/attached exhs. A &B) (jb) (Entered: 04/11/2000)

April 10, 2000
88

AFFIDAVIT of Gary Klein in support of renewed motion for class certification [82−1] (w/attached exh. A) (jb) (Entered: 04/11/2000)

April 10, 2000
89

MOTION by deft Nissan Mtr Accept for an extension of time to respond to pltfs' motion for class certification (att'd exhibits 1,2) (bj) (Entered: 04/17/2000)

April 14, 2000
90

DECLARATION of Charles J. Mataya, Esq. in support of Motion to Extend [89−1] (bj) (Entered: 04/17/2000)

April 14, 2000
92

RESPONSE by pltf to NMAC's motion for an extension of time to respond to pltfs' motion for class certification [89−1] (bj) (Entered: 04/18/2000)

April 17, 2000
93

NOTICE Of Filing by deft Nissan Mtr Accept of the original Declaration of James R. Bruinsma, Esq. in support of its motion for an extension of time to pltf's motion for class certification, filed 4/14/00. (att'd declaration as exhibit A) (bj) (Entered: 04/18/2000)

April 17, 2000
94

DECLARATION of James R. Bruinsma, Esq, filed by deft Nissan Mtr Accept in support of Motion for Extension of Time [89−1] (bj) (Entered: 04/18/2000)

April 17, 2000
95

REPLY by deft Nissan Mtr Accept to pltfs' response to NMAC's Motion for an extension of time [89−1] (bj) (Entered: 04/19/2000)

April 19, 2000
96

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Juliet E. Griffin: granting deft's motion for an extension of time to respond to pltfs' motion for class certification [89−1]; response to motion for class certification [82−1] is due by 5/31/00. (cc: all counsel) EOD 4/24/00 (bj) (Entered: 04/24/2000)

April 24, 2000
97

NOTICE Of Filing by pltfs of Affidavit of Clint W. Watkins in support of pltfs' motion to unseal documents and modify protective order. (bj) (Entered: 04/27/2000)

April 26, 2000
98

AFFIDAVIT of Clint W. Watkins in support of Motion to unseal documents and modify protective order [64−1] (bj) (Entered: 04/27/2000)

April 26, 2000
99

ANSWER by deft Nissan Mtr Accept to Third Amended Class Action Complaint [91−1]; jury demand. (FILED UNDER SEAL) (bj) (Entered: 05/01/2000)

April 28, 2000

State / Territory: Tennessee

Case Type(s):

Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 12, 1998

Closing Date: 2012

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

African American and Hispanic car owners.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation, Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Bank or credit provider

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), 15 U.S.C. § 1691

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $1,000,000.

Order Duration: 2007 - 2012

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Issues

General:

Disparate Treatment

Predatory lending

Discrimination-area:

Lending

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Hispanic