Case: Walton v. Centrust Mortgage

3:91-cv-07317 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Filed Date: June 3, 1991

Closed Date: 1992

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Case Summary

On June 3, 1991, an African-American couple and the Toledo Fair Housing Center filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio under the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq., against Centrust Mortgage Corporation. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, alleged that Centrust engaged in discriminatory mortgage lending practices. According to an article in CQ Researcher, in October 1990 the couple waited in line for two days outside the Centrust office…

On June 3, 1991, an African-American couple and the Toledo Fair Housing Center filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio under the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq., against Centrust Mortgage Corporation.

The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, alleged that Centrust engaged in discriminatory mortgage lending practices. According to an article in CQ Researcher, in October 1990 the couple waited in line for two days outside the Centrust offices for the chance to receive one of a small number of loans offered to first-time home buyers. Having been preapproved two weeks earlier, the couple was shocked when their application was ultimately denied, particularly after learning that white couples with whom they had become friendly while waiting in line had been approved. The couple went to the Toledo Fair Housing Center for help, which led to this suit. The case was referred to Magistrate Judge James G. Carr for pretrial proceedings, which continued throughout 1991. After months of inactivity, the parties reached an out-of-court settlement for a reported $20,000. The District Court (Judge Bernard Friedman) dismissed the case on August 4, 1992.

Because the case is old, we have been unable to obtain copies of the documents in the PACER docket.

Summary Authors

Robert Lake (6/22/2015)

People


Judge(s)

Carr, James G. (Ohio)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dane, Stephen M. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Ryan, Terrance L. (Ohio)

Judge(s)

Carr, James G. (Ohio)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dane, Stephen M. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Ryan, Terrance L. (Ohio)

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3:91-cv-07317

Docket

Aug. 4, 1992

Aug. 4, 1992

Docket

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Docket

Last updated July 17, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

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7

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant by Terrance L. Ryan ( 2 pgs) (H,C M) (Entered: 06/25/1991)

May 24, 1991

May 24, 1991

FILING FEE: on 6/3/91 in the amount of $120.00, receipt #179741. (J,K) (Entered: 06/04/1991)

June 3, 1991

June 3, 1991

1

COMPLAINT; jury demand (Summons issued to atty) magistrate consent form/initial order issued ( 7 pgs) (H,C M) (Entered: 06/05/1991)

June 3, 1991

June 3, 1991

2

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE re: pltfs' 1st interr to deft ( 12 pgs) (H,C M) (Entered: 06/05/1991)

June 3, 1991

June 3, 1991

4

ORDER: Case referred to Mag. Judge James G. Carr for pretrial proceedings (issued on 6/6/91) ( 1 pgs) Senior Judge Nicholas J. Walinski (H,C M) (Entered: 06/10/1991)

June 6, 1991

June 6, 1991

5

1 RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Centrust Mortgage cert mail on 6/5/91 ( 2 pgs) (H,C M) (Entered: 06/12/1991)

June 11, 1991

June 11, 1991

6

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SERVICE by defendant on 6/3/91 (1 pg) (A,P) (Entered: 06/20/1991)

June 17, 1991

June 17, 1991

8

MOTION by defendant to extend time 7/9/91 to answer ( 2 pgs) (H,C M) (Entered: 06/25/1991)

June 24, 1991

June 24, 1991

MARGINAL ENTRY ORDER: granting motion to extend time 7/9/91 to answer [8−1] (issued on 6/25/91) Senior Judge Nicholas J. Walinski (H,C M) (Entered: 06/26/1991)

June 25, 1991

June 25, 1991

9

MOTION by deft to extend time to 7/17/91 to plead (2 pgs) (A,P) (Entered: 07/11/1991)

July 11, 1991

July 11, 1991

MARGINAL ENTRY ORDER: granting motion to extend time to 7/17/91 to plead [9−1] (issued on 7/12/91) Mag. Judge G. Carr (A,P) (Entered: 07/15/1991)

July 12, 1991

July 12, 1991

10

MOTION by deft to extend time to 7/19/91 to plead (2 pgs) (A,P) (Entered: 07/18/1991)

July 18, 1991

July 18, 1991

11

MOTION by deft to dismiss (4 pgs) (A,P) (Entered: 07/18/1991)

July 18, 1991

July 18, 1991

12

NOTICE by all parties re: they do not consent to Mag (1 pg) (A,P) (Entered: 07/19/1991)

July 18, 1991

July 18, 1991

13

DEPO. SUBPOENA returned as to: Northern Ohio Investment Co. (4 pgs) (A,P) (Entered: 07/22/1991)

July 19, 1991

July 19, 1991

14

MOTION by deft to strike (2 pgs) (A,P) (Entered: 07/22/1991)

July 19, 1991

July 19, 1991

MARGINAL ENTRY ORDER: granting motion to extend time to 7/19/91 to plead [10−1] (issued on 7/23/91) Senior Judge Nicholas J. Walinski for Mag Carr (A,P) (Entered: 07/23/1991)

July 23, 1991

July 23, 1991

15

OPPOSITION by pltf to motion to dismiss [11−1] ( 6 pgs) (A,P) (Entered: 07/29/1991)

July 25, 1991

July 25, 1991

16

OPPOSITION by pltf to motion to strike [14−1] ( 3 pgs) (A,P) (Entered: 07/29/1991)

July 25, 1991

July 25, 1991

17

NOTICE of filing Mag's REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION (1 pg) (S,P A A) (Entered: 09/03/1991)

Aug. 30, 1991

Aug. 30, 1991

18

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION It is recommended that defts mot to strike para 13 of the cmplt be denied [14−1], It is further recommended that defts mot to dism be denied [11−1] (issued on 8/30/91) ( 4 pgs) Mag. Judge James G. Carr (S,P A A) (Entered: 09/03/1991)

Aug. 30, 1991

Aug. 30, 1991

19

ANSWER to Complaint by deft (4 pgs) (A,P) (Entered: 09/17/1991)

Sept. 16, 1991

Sept. 16, 1991

20

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: adopting RRof 8/30/91; denying motion to dismiss [11−1] denying motion to strike [14−1] Case referred back to Mag. Judge James G. Carr for PT proceedings (issued on 9/25/91) (2 pgs) 4725 (A,P) (Entered: 09/25/1991)

Sept. 25, 1991

Sept. 25, 1991

21

ORDER: PT 10/29/91 at 10:00 a.m. (issued on 10/7/91) (1 pg) 4725 (A,P) (Entered: 10/09/1991)

Oct. 7, 1991

Oct. 7, 1991

22

NOTICE by plaintiff of taking deposition of CenTrust Mortgage Corporation on 10/15/91 (subpoena issued n/a) (12 pgs) (S,P A A) (Entered: 10/24/1991)

Oct. 9, 1991

Oct. 9, 1991

24

NOTICE by defendant of taking deposition of Ruth Richie on 10/29/91 (subpoena issued n/a) ( 2 pgs) (S,P A A) (Entered: 10/24/1991)

Oct. 23, 1991

Oct. 23, 1991

25

SUBPOENA returned as to: Ruth Richie by Process Server on 10/23/91 ( 2 pgs) (S,P A A) (Entered: 10/30/1991)

Oct. 28, 1991

Oct. 28, 1991

26

ORDER: PT held and Final PT 10/5/92 at 9:30 a.m.; JT 10/26/92 at 2:00 p.m. (issued on 10/29/91) ( 2 pgs) 4725 (A,P) (Entered: 10/30/1991)

Oct. 29, 1991

Oct. 29, 1991

27

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by defendant re: resp to pltfs first req for prod of docmts. (2 pgs) (P,B J J) (Entered: 12/12/1991)

Dec. 5, 1991

Dec. 5, 1991

28

ORDER OF DISMISSAL: Parties reached settl agreement; dismissing case w/ prejudice &w/out costs; either party may reopen case w/in 60 days if terms are not consummated (issued on 8/4/92) (1 pg) Judge Bernard Friedman (Detroit) (A,P) (Entered: 08/05/1992)

Aug. 4, 1992

Aug. 4, 1992

Case Details

State / Territory: Ohio

Case Type(s):

Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 3, 1991

Closing Date: 1992

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

An African-American couple and the Toledo Fair Housing Center

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Relman, Dane & Colfax

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Centrust Mortgage Corporation, Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Bank or credit 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

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Amount Defendant Pays: 20,000

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Disparate Treatment

Housing

Housing assistance

Discrimination-area:

Housing Sales/Rental

Lending

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black