Case: Ramirez v. Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc.

3:08-cv-00369 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Filed Date: Jan. 18, 2008

Closed Date: 2011

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Case Summary

On January 18, 2008, minority borrowers filed a class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Greenpoint Mortage Funding, Inc. ("Greenpoint"), under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act("ECOA"), the Fair Housing Act ("FHA"), 42 U.S.C. § 1981, and 42 U.S.C. § 1982. The plaintiffs sought class certification, injunctive, equitable, and monetary relief, alleging Greenpoint's practices had a disparate impact on minority applicants for home mortgage lo…

On January 18, 2008, minority borrowers filed a class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Greenpoint Mortage Funding, Inc. ("Greenpoint"), under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act("ECOA"), the Fair Housing Act ("FHA"), 42 U.S.C. § 1981, and 42 U.S.C. § 1982. The plaintiffs sought class certification, injunctive, equitable, and monetary relief, alleging Greenpoint's practices had a disparate impact on minority applicants for home mortgage loans. Specifically, they alleged that Greenpoint's credit pricing policy, whereby subjective and discretionary financing charges and interest mark-ups were authorized, led to a higher likelihood of discretionary points, fees and interest rate mark-ups to minority applicants and increased the average cost of mortgage loans to minorities. Minorities were defined as black and Hispanic applicants.

The case then spent some time in pre-trial motions and alternative dispute resolution. On March 13, 2008, the plaintiffs filed an amended complaint. The parties continued settlement negotiations. On December 4, 2009, the plaintiffs filed a motion for preliminary approval of class action settlement. On December 16, 2009, the Court (Judge Thelton E. Henderson) issued an order expressing several concerns about the proposed settlement, such as low amount of payment ($15) to each class member, and the amount of attorney's fees.

On March 15, 2010, the plaintiffs filed a motion for class certification, which the Court granted. The class consisted of all African-American or Hispanic persons throughout the United States to whom Greenpoint originated a residential-secured loan in GreenPoint's wholesale lending channel between January 1, 2004 and January 1, 2008. The defendant appealed.

On November 3, 2010, the plaintiffs filed a motion for preliminary approval of the settlement agreement, which the Court granted on December 10, 2010. Under the agreement, the defendants agreed not to appeal class certification, and as such, the same class as above was included. The defendant agreed to pay $14,750,000.00 to the class, distributed among class representatives, pro rata among class members, and for attorney's fees. The defendant agreed to submit quarterly reports to the plaintiff's class counsel until the payments were fully made. $150,000.00 out of the payment went to a non-profit that would provide foreclosure counseling to class members. The defendant warranted that it was not originating any new wholesale residential real estate secured loans. If it did so, it would notify the plaintiffs first.

In accordance with the proposed settlement, the plaintiffs filed a second amended class action complaint on December 14, 2010. The plaintiffs stated the same facts, alleging pattern or practice of discrimination by Greepoint, and seeking injunctive, declaratory and monetary relief.

Following a fairness hearing, the Court issued a final approval order on April 12, 2011. It approved the settlement class (same as above). The attorney's fees were in the amount of $3,687,500.00, plus actual costs of $425,412.04. The Court retained jurisdiction over the enforcement and administration of the agreement.

Summary Authors

Zhandos Kuderin (7/23/2014)

People

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Judge(s)

Brazil, Wayne D. (California)

Henderson, Thelton Eugene (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Becker, Nance F. (California)

Chavez, Mark A. (California)

Ciolko, Edward W. (Pennsylvania)

Delbaum, Charles M. (Massachusetts)

Fanning, Lori A. (Illinois)

Fialco, Lisa (California)

Friedman, Andrew S. (Arizona)

Gildor, Dan (California)

Judge(s)

Brazil, Wayne D. (California)

Henderson, Thelton Eugene (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Becker, Nance F. (California)

Chavez, Mark A. (California)

Ciolko, Edward W. (Pennsylvania)

Delbaum, Charles M. (Massachusetts)

Fanning, Lori A. (Illinois)

Fialco, Lisa (California)

Friedman, Andrew S. (Arizona)

Gildor, Dan (California)

Harrison, Wendy J. (Arizona)

Hurst, Leslie E. (California)

Kavanagh, Shennan Alexandra (Massachusetts)

Klein, Gary E. (Massachusetts)

Meltzer, Joseph H. (Pennsylvania)

Miller, Marvin A. (Illinois)

Moffa, Donna Siegel (Pennsylvania)

Muhic, Peter A. (Pennsylvania)

Pintar, Theodore J. (California)

Rossman, Stuart T. (Massachusetts)

Sobol, Thomas M. (Massachusetts)

Stoia, John J. (California)

Swanson, Edward W. (California)

Weeden, Joseph A. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bass, Joren Surya (California)

Forbes, Colin D. (District of Columbia)

Foster, David W. (District of Columbia)

Kasmar, Caitlin Marie (District of Columbia)

Kennedy, Raoul Dion (California)

Raines, Amanda M. (District of Columbia)

Raman, Anand S. (District of Columbia)

Sandler, Andrew L. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

July 13, 2011 Docket
1

Complaint

Jan. 12, 2008 Complaint
147

Order Re: Hearing on Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Settlement

Dec. 16, 2009 Order/Opinion
210

Order Granting Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification

July 20, 2010 Order/Opinion
226-1

Stipulation and Agreement on Settlement [Proposed]

Oct. 29, 2010 Settlement Agreement
232

Order Granting Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement

Dec. 10, 2010 Order/Opinion
233

Second Amended Class Action Complaint

Dec. 14, 2010 Complaint
247

Final Approval Order

April 12, 2011 Order/Opinion
248

Order

July 1, 2011 Order/Opinion

Resources

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Evidence and Actions on Mortgage Market Disparities: Research, Fair Lending Enforcement, and Consumer Protection

Marsha J. Courchane & Stephen L. Ross

In this article, we present an overview of the research on discrimination in mortgage underwriting and pricing, the experiences of minority borrowers both prior to and during the financial crisis, an… Jan. 1, 2018

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4171327/ramirez-v-greenpoint-mortgage-funding-inc/

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
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CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT for (1) Violations of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, (2) Violations of the Fair Housing Act, (3) Violations of the Civil Rights Act & (4) Violations of the Civil Rights Act & Jury Trial Demanded - [Summons Issued] against Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc., [Filing Fee: $350.00, Receipt Number 34611014790]. Filed by Plaintiffs Ana Ramirez & Ismael Ramirez.(tn, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/18/2008) (Entered: 01/23/2008)

Jan. 18, 2008 RECAP

SUMMONS Issued as to Defendant Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc.. (tn, COURT STAFF)

Jan. 18, 2008 PACER
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ADR SCHEDULING ORDER: Initial Case Management Conference set for 4/22/2008 at 10:00 AM. & Joint Case Management Statement due 4/15/2008. (Attachments: #(1) EDL Standing Order). (tn, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/18/2008) (Additional attachment(s) added on 1/23/2008: # 2 Standing Order for All Judges) (tn, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 01/23/2008)

1 EDL Standing Order

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2 Standing Order for All Judges

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Jan. 18, 2008 RECAP

CASE DESIGNATED for Electronic Filing. (tn, COURT STAFF)

Jan. 18, 2008 PACER
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APPLICATION of Attorney Gary Klein for Leave to Appear in Pro Hac Vice - [Filing Fee: $210.00, Receipt Number 34611015103] Filed by Plaintiffs Ana Ramirez & Ismael Ramirez. (tn, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/28/2008) (Entered: 01/30/2008)

Jan. 28, 2008 RECAP

RECEIVED ORDER: [Proposed] Order Granting re 3 Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice Submitted by Plaintiffs Ana Ramirez & Ismael Ramirez.(tn, COURT STAFF)

Jan. 28, 2008 PACER
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE Filed by Plaintiffs Ana Ramirez & Ismael Ramirez ofre 3 Application for Leave to Appear in Pro Hac Vice & [Proposed] Order.(tn, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/28/2008) (Entered: 01/30/2008)

Jan. 28, 2008 RECAP
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ORDER GRANTING Application for Admission of Attorney Gary Klein Pro Hac Vice 3 . Signed by Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte. (lmh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/30/2008) (Entered: 02/08/2008)

Jan. 30, 2008 RECAP
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Declination to Proceed Before a U.S. Magistrate Judge by Ana Ramirez, Ismael Ramirez. (Chavez, Mark) (Filed on 2/13/2008) (Entered: 02/13/2008)

Feb. 13, 2008 RECAP
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Declination to Proceed Before a U.S. Magistrate Judge by Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc. And Request For Reassignment To A United States District Judge. (Kennedy, Raoul) (Filed on 2/14/2008) (Entered: 02/14/2008)

Feb. 14, 2008 RECAP
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CLERK'S NOTICE of Impending Reassignment to U.S. District Judge (lmh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/14/2008) (Entered: 02/15/2008)

Feb. 14, 2008 RECAP
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc. re 7 Declination to Proceed Before a U.S. Magistrate Judge And Request For Reassignment To A United States District Judge (Kennedy, Raoul) (Filed on 2/15/2008) (Entered: 02/15/2008)

Feb. 15, 2008 RECAP
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ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Hon. Thelton E. Henderson for all further proceedings. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte no longer assigned to the case.Signed by Executive Committee on 2/19/08. (ha, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/19/2008) (Entered: 02/19/2008)

Feb. 19, 2008 RECAP
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CLERK'S NOTICE: Initial Case Management Conference set for 5/5/2008 at 01:30 PM. (rbe, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/20/2008) (Entered: 02/20/2008)

Feb. 20, 2008 RECAP
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STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER TO CONTINUE TIME FOR DEFENDANT GREENPOINT MORTGAGE FUNDING, INC. TO RESPOND TO COMPLAINT by Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc.. (Kennedy, Raoul) (Filed on 2/20/2008) (Entered: 02/20/2008)

Feb. 20, 2008 RECAP
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Ana Ramirez, Ismael Ramirez of Summons, Complaint, and other Initiating Documents (Chavez, Mark) (Filed on 2/20/2008) (Entered: 02/20/2008)

Feb. 20, 2008 RECAP
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc. re 12 Stipulation and [Proposed] Order To Continue Time For Defendant Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc. To Respond To Complaint (Kennedy, Raoul) (Filed on 2/21/2008) (Entered: 02/21/2008)

Feb. 21, 2008 RECAP
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STIPULATION AND ORDER to continue time for defendant to respond to complaint. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 02/25/08. (rbe, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/26/2008) (Entered: 02/26/2008)

Feb. 26, 2008 RECAP
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APPLICATION of Attorney Anand S. Raman for leave to Appear in Pro Hac Vice -[Filing Fee: $210.00, Receipt Number 34611016704] Filed by Defendant Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc.. (tn, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/6/2008) (Entered: 03/11/2008)

March 6, 2008 RECAP
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[Proposed] Order Granting re 16 Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice Submitted by Defendant Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc.. (tn, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/6/2008) (Entered: 03/11/2008)

March 6, 2008 RECAP
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APPLICATION of Attorney Andrew L. Sandler for leave to Appear in Pro Hac Vice -[Filing Fee: $210.00, Receipt Number 34611016703] Filed by DefendantGreenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc.. (tn, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/6/2008) (Entered: 03/11/2008)

March 6, 2008 RECAP
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[Proposed] Order Granting re 18 Application for Leave to Appear in Pro Hac Vice - [Filing Fee: $210.00, Receipt Number 34611016703] Submitted by Defendant Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc.. (tn, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/6/2008) (Entered: 03/11/2008)

March 6, 2008 RECAP
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APPLICATION of Attorney Caitlin M. Kasmar for Leave to Appear in Pro Hac Vice -[Filing Fee: $210.00, Receipt Number 34611016701] Filed by Defendant Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc.. (tn, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/6/2008) (Entered: 03/11/2008)

March 6, 2008 RECAP
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[Proposed] Order Granting re 20 Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice Submitted by Defendant Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc.. (tn, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/6/2008) (Entered: 03/11/2008)

March 6, 2008 RECAP
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PROOF OF SERVICE Filed by Defendant Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc. of re 18 Application for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $210.00, receipt number 34611016703.), re 20 MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $210.00, receipt number 34611016701), re 21 Proposed Order, re 16 Application for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee$210.00, receipt number 34611016704), re 19 Proposed Order, re 17 Proposed Order. (tn, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/6/2008) (Entered: 03/11/2008)

March 6, 2008 RECAP
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ORDER by Judge Thelton E. Henderson granting 16 Motion for Pro Hac Vice by Anand S. Raman. (rbe, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/11/2008) (Entered: 03/11/2008)

March 11, 2008 RECAP
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ORDER by Judge Thelton E. Henderson granting 18 Motion for Pro Hac Vice by Andrew L. Sandler. (rbe, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/11/2008) (Entered: 03/11/2008)

March 11, 2008 RECAP
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ORDER by Judge Thelton E. Henderson granting 20 Motion for Pro Hac Vice by Caitlin M. Kasmar. (rbe, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/11/2008) (Entered: 03/11/2008)

March 11, 2008 RECAP
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AMENDED COMPLAINT (First) against Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc.. Filed byAna Ramirez, Ismael Ramirez. (Chavez, Mark) (Filed on 3/13/2008) Modified on 3/13/2008 (feriab, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 03/13/2008)

March 13, 2008 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Wendy Jacobsen Harrison (Harrison, Wendy) (Filed on 3/26/2008) (Entered: 03/26/2008)

March 26, 2008 RECAP
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STIPULATION (JOINT) AND [PROPOSED] ORDER TO CONTINUE TIME FOR DEFENDANT GREENPOINT MORTGAGE FUNDING, INC. TO RESPOND TO FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT by Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc.. (Kennedy, Raoul) (Filed on 3/28/2008) (Entered: 03/28/2008)

March 28, 2008 RECAP
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc. re 28 Stipulation (Kennedy, Raoul) (Filed on 3/28/2008) (Entered: 03/28/2008)

March 28, 2008 RECAP
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MOTION/Application for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice for Andrew S. Friedman ( Filing fee $ 210, receipt number 34611017540) filed by Ana Ramirez, Ismael Ramirez. (Attachments: # 1 Receipt)(sv, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/28/2008) (Entered: 04/01/2008)

1 Receipt

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March 28, 2008 RECAP
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STIPULATION AND ORDER to continue time for defendant to respond to first amended complaint. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 03/31/08. (rbe, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/31/2008) (Entered: 03/31/2008)

March 31, 2008 RECAP
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Proposed Order re 31 MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice Andrew S. Friedman ( Filing fee $ 210, receipt number 34611017540) by Ana Ramirez, Ismael Ramirez. (sv, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/1/2008) (Entered: 04/01/2008)

April 1, 2008 RECAP
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ORDER by Judge Thelton E. Henderson granting 31 Motion for Pro Hac Vice of Andrew S. Friedman. (rbe, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/2/2008) (Entered: 04/02/2008)

April 2, 2008 RECAP
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MOTION to Dismiss PLAINTIFFS' FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT; MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT THEREOF filed by Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc.. Motion Hearing set for 5/19/2008 10:00 AM in Courtroom 12, 19th Floor, San Francisco. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A To Motion To Dismiss, # 2 Proposed Order)(Kennedy, Raoul) (Filed on 4/11/2008) (Entered: 04/11/2008)

1 Exhibit A To Motion To Dismiss

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2 Proposed Order

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April 11, 2008 RECAP
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STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER TO RESCHEDULE THE INITIAL CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE by Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc.. (Kennedy, Raoul) (Filed on 4/11/2008) (Entered: 04/11/2008)

April 11, 2008 RECAP
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc. re 34 MOTION to Dismiss PLAINTIFFS' FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT; MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT THEREOF (Kennedy, Raoul) (Filed on 4/14/2008) (Entered: 04/14/2008)

April 14, 2008 RECAP
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc. re 35 Stipulation and [Proposed] Order To Reschedule The Initial Case Management Conference (Kennedy, Raoul) (Filed on 4/14/2008) (Entered: 04/14/2008)

April 14, 2008 RECAP
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STIPULATION AND ORDER rescheduling the Initial Case Management Conference to 5/19/2008 at 10:00 AM. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 04/14/08. (rbe, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/15/2008) (Entered: 04/15/2008)

April 15, 2008 RECAP
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MEMORANDUM in Opposition to re 34 Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Filed by Ana Ramirez, Ismael Ramirez. (Attachments: #(1) Exhibit Exhibit 1, #(2) Proof of Service). (Chavez, Mark) (Filed on 4/25/2008) (Entered: 04/25/2008)

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April 25, 2008 RECAP
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REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting - JOINT. (Chavez, Mark) (Filed on 4/28/2008) (Entered: 04/28/2008)

April 28, 2008 RECAP
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ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5b) of discussion of ADR options (Chavez, Mark) (Filed on 4/28/2008) (Entered: 04/28/2008)

April 28, 2008 RECAP
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NOTICE of need for ADR Phone Conference (ADR L.R. 3-5 d) - JOINT (Chavez, Mark) (Filed on 4/28/2008) (Entered: 04/28/2008)

April 28, 2008 RECAP
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Ana Ramirez, Ismael Ramirez (Chavez, Mark) (Filed on 4/28/2008) (Entered: 04/28/2008)

April 28, 2008 RECAP
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Reply to Opposition re 34 MOTION to Dismiss PLAINTIFFS' FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT; MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT THEREOF filed byGreenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Kennedy, Raoul) (Filed on 5/2/2008) (Entered: 05/02/2008)

1 Proof of Service

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May 2, 2008 RECAP
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MOTION to Appoint Counsel and Enter Proposed Pre-Trial Order No. 1 filed by Ana Ramirez, Ismael Ramirez. (Harrison, Wendy) (Filed on 5/2/2008) (Entered: 05/02/2008)

May 2, 2008 RECAP
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Proposed Pretrial Order No. 1 by Ana Ramirez, Ismael Ramirez. (Harrison, Wendy) (Filed on 5/2/2008) (Entered: 05/02/2008)

May 2, 2008 RECAP
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ADR Clerks Notice Setting ADR Phone Conference on 5/14/08 at 10:30 a.m. Please take note that plaintiff's counsel initiates the call to all parties. (tjs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/5/2008) (Entered: 05/05/2008)

May 5, 2008 RECAP

ADR Remark: The ADR Phone Conference has been rescheduled to 5/16/08 at 11:30 a.m. (tjs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/12/2008)

May 12, 2008 PACER
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ORDER by Judge Thelton E. Henderson denying 34 Motion to Dismiss. The initial case management conference is continued to 05/19/08 at 1:30 PM. (tehlc3, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/13/2008) (Entered: 05/13/2008)

May 13, 2008 RECAP
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ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5b) of discussion of ADR options filed by Defendant Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Kennedy, Raoul) (Filed on 5/14/2008) (Entered: 05/14/2008)

1 Proof of Service

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May 14, 2008 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Andrew S. Friedman (Friedman, Andrew) (Filed on 5/14/2008) (Entered: 05/14/2008)

May 14, 2008 RECAP

ADR Remark: ADR Phone Conference conducted on 5/16/08 by HAH. (tjs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/16/2008)

May 16, 2008 PACER
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Proposed Order PROPOSED PROTECTIVE ORDER REGARDING CONFIDENTIAL, TRADE SECRET AND PRIVATE CONSUMER INFORMATION. (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Kennedy, Raoul) (Filed on 5/16/2008) (Entered: 05/16/2008)

1 Proof of Service

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May 16, 2008 RECAP
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Minute Entry: Initial Case Management Conference held on 5/19/2008 before Judge Thelton E. Henderson. Case Management Conference set for 8/25/2008 at 01:30 PM. (not reported) (rbe, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 5/19/2008) (Entered: 05/19/2008)

May 19, 2008 RECAP
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ORDER by Judge Thelton E. Henderson granting 45 Motion to Appoint Counsel. (rbe, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/19/2008) (Entered: 05/19/2008)

May 19, 2008 RECAP
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PROTECTIVE ORDER regarding confidential, trade secret and private consumer information. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 05/19/08. (rbe, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/19/2008) (Entered: 05/19/2008)

May 19, 2008 RECAP
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DEFENDANT'S ANSWER to Amended Complaint byGreenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Kennedy, Raoul) (Filed on 5/28/2008) (Entered: 05/28/2008)

1 Proof of Service

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May 28, 2008 RECAP
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NOTICE by Jorge Salazar, Ana Ramirez, Ismael Ramirez of Certification to the Court Regarding Document Preservation (Harrison, Wendy) (Filed on 5/29/2008) (Entered: 05/29/2008)

May 29, 2008 RECAP

RECEIVED "SEALED" DOCUMENT: Statement Regarding Preservation of Evidence Submitted by Defendant Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc.. (tn, COURT STAFF)

May 29, 2008 PACER
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ORDER re: statements regarding preservation of evidence. 53 Order on Motion to Appoint Counsel is modified. The parties' statements regarding preservation of evidence shall not be filed under seal. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 06/02/08. (tehlc3, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/2/2008) (Entered: 06/02/2008)

June 2, 2008 RECAP
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NOTICE by Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc. of STATEMENT REGARDING PRESERVATION OF EVIDENCE (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Kennedy, Raoul) (Filed on 6/2/2008) (Entered: 06/02/2008)

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June 2, 2008 RECAP
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APPLICATION of Attorney Lori A. Fanning for Leave to Appear in Pro Hac Vice - [Filing Fee: $210.00, Receipt Number 34611020519] Filed by Plaintiffs Jorge Salazar, Ana Ramirez & Ismael Ramirez. (tn, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/24/2008) (Entered: 06/25/2008)

June 24, 2008 RECAP
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[Proposed] Order Granting re 59 Application for Admission of AttorneyPro Hac Vice Submitted by Plaintiffs Jorge Salazar, Ana Ramirez & Ismael Ramirez. (tn, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/24/2008) (Entered: 06/25/2008)

June 24, 2008 RECAP
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE Filed by Plaintiffs Jorge Salazar, Ana Ramirez & Ismael Ramirez of re 59 Application for Leave to Appear in Pro Hac Vice &re 60 Proposed Order. (tn, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/24/2008) (Entered: 06/25/2008)

June 24, 2008 RECAP
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ORDER by Judge Thelton E. Henderson granting 59 Motion for Pro Hac Vice of Lori A. Fanning. (rbe, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/2/2008) (Entered: 07/02/2008)

July 2, 2008 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Lisa Diane Fialco on behalf of Plaintiffs (Fialco, Lisa) (Filed on 7/23/2008) (Entered: 07/23/2008)

July 23, 2008 RECAP
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JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT (Subsequent) filed by Jorge Salazar, Ana Ramirez, Ismael Ramirez. (Chavez, Mark) (Filed on 8/18/2008) (Entered: 08/18/2008)

Aug. 18, 2008 RECAP
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STIPULATION and Proposed Order Authorizing Telephonic Case Management Conference by Jorge Salazar, Ana Ramirez, Ismael Ramirez. (Chavez, Mark) (Filed on 8/18/2008) (Entered: 08/18/2008)

Aug. 18, 2008 RECAP
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STIPULATION AND ORDER authorizing telephonic case management conference. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 08/19/08. (rbe, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/19/2008) (Entered: 08/19/2008)

Aug. 19, 2008 RECAP
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Minute Entry: Further Case Management Conference held on 8/25/2008 before Thelton E. Henderson. Case Management Conference set for 12/8/2008 at 01:30 PM. (not reported) (rbe, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 8/25/2008) (Entered: 08/25/2008)

Aug. 25, 2008 RECAP
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CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT (Second Subsequent Joint) filed by Jorge Salazar, Ana Ramirez, Ismael Ramirez. (Harrison, Wendy) (Filed on 12/1/2008) (Entered: 12/01/2008)

Dec. 1, 2008 PACER
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Certificate of Interested Entities by Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc. (Raman, Anand) (Filed on 12/1/2008) (Entered: 12/01/2008)

Dec. 1, 2008 RECAP
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STIPULATION and Proposed Order Authorizing Telephonic Case Management Conference by Ana Ramirez, Ismael Ramirez. (Chavez, Mark) (Filed on 12/3/2008) (Entered: 12/03/2008)

Dec. 3, 2008 PACER
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STIPULATION AND ORDER authorizing telephonic case management conference. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 12/04/08. (rbe, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/5/2008) (Entered: 12/05/2008)

Dec. 5, 2008 RECAP
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Minute Entry: Further Case Management Conference held on 12/8/2008 before Judge Thelton E. Henderson. Further Case Management Conference set for 2/9/2009 at 01:30 PM. (not reported) (rbe, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 12/8/2008) (Entered: 12/08/2008)

Dec. 8, 2008 PACER
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Letter from Plaintiffs re Discovery Issues. (Chavez, Mark) (Filed on 1/16/2009) (Entered: 01/16/2009)

Jan. 16, 2009 PACER
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ORDER REFERRING CASE to a Magistrate Judge for Discovery purposes. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Hendeson on 01/16/09. (rbe, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/16/2009) (Entered: 01/16/2009)

Jan. 16, 2009 PACER

CASE REFERRED to Magistrate Judge Magistrate Judge Wayne D. Brazil for Discovery (wh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/20/2009)

Jan. 20, 2009 PACER
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Letter from Defendant GreenPoint Mortgage Funding, Inc. re Discovery Issues. (Raman, Anand) (Filed on 1/23/2009) (Entered: 01/23/2009)

Jan. 23, 2009 PACER
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MOTION to Compel Defendant to Produce Documents filed by Jorge Salazar, Ana Ramirez, Ismael Ramirez. Motion Hearing set for 3/4/2009 01:30 PM in Courtroom 4, 3rd Floor, Oakland. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Proposed Order)(Friedman, Andrew) (Filed on 1/28/2009) (Entered: 01/28/2009)

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Jan. 28, 2009 PACER
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Declaration of Andrew S. Friedman in Support of 76 MOTION to Compel Defendant to Produce Documents filed byJorge Salazar, Ana Ramirez, Ismael Ramirez. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Related document(s) 76 ) (Friedman, Andrew) (Filed on 1/28/2009) (Entered: 01/28/2009)

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CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT (Third Subsequent Joint) filed by Jorge Salazar, Ana Ramirez, Ismael Ramirez. (Klein, Gary) (Filed on 1/29/2009) (Entered: 01/29/2009)

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Minute Entry: Further Case Management Conference held on 2/9/2009 before Judge Thelton E. Henderson. Case Management Conference set for 4/13/2009 at 01:30 PM. (not reported) (rbe, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 2/9/2009) (Entered: 02/09/2009)

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Memorandum in Opposition re 76 MOTION to Compel Defendant to Produce Documents [DEFENDANT GREENPOINT MORTGAGE FUNDING, INC.'S MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN OPPOSITION TO MOTION TO COMPEL DEFENDANT TO PRODUCE DOCUMENTS] filed byGreenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Anand S. Raman, # 2 Declaration of Irene D. Gilbert)(Kennedy, Raoul) (Filed on 2/11/2009) (Entered: 02/11/2009)

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MOTION to Compel PLAINTIFFS TO PRODUCE DOCUMENTS AND RESPONSES TO WRITTEN DISCOVERY; MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT THEREOF filed by Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc.. Motion Hearing set for 3/25/2009 02:00 PM in Courtroom 4, 3rd Floor, Oakland. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A To Motion To Compel, # 2 Declaration of Anand Raman, # 3 Exhibits 1-3 to Declaration of Anand Raman, # 4 [Proposed] Order Granting Defendant Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc.'s Motion To Compel Plaintiffs To Produce Documents And Responses To Written Discovery)(Kennedy, Raoul) (Filed on 2/18/2009) (Entered: 02/18/2009)

1 Exhibit A To Motion To Compel

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Feb. 18, 2009 PACER
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MOTION to Seal (Administrative) Civil L.R. 79-5 filed by Jorge Salazar, Ana Ramirez, Ismael Ramirez. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Friedman, Andrew) (Filed on 2/18/2009) (Entered: 02/18/2009)

1 Proposed Order

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Declaration of Andrew S. Friedman in Support of 82 MOTION to Seal (Administrative) Civil L.R. 79-5 filed byJorge Salazar, Ana Ramirez, Ismael Ramirez. (Related document(s) 82 ) (Friedman, Andrew) (Filed on 2/18/2009) (Entered: 02/18/2009)

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Reply Memorandum re 76 MOTION to Compel Defendant to Produce Documents REDACTED filed byJorge Salazar, Ana Ramirez, Ismael Ramirez. (Friedman, Andrew) (Filed on 2/18/2009) (Entered: 02/18/2009)

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Declaration of Andrew S. Friedman in Support of 84 Reply Memorandum REDACTED filed byJorge Salazar, Ana Ramirez, Ismael Ramirez. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Press Release, # 2 Exhibit 2 - Sealed, # 3 Exhibit 3 - Sealed)(Related document(s) 84 ) (Friedman, Andrew) (Filed on 2/18/2009) (Entered: 02/18/2009)

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Jorge Salazar, Ana Ramirez, Ismael Ramirez re 84 Reply Memorandum, 85 Declaration in Support, (Friedman, Andrew) (Filed on 2/20/2009) (Entered: 02/20/2009)

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CLERKS NOTICE Continuing Plaintiffs' Motion To Compel Hearing: Motion Hearing now set for 3/25/2009 02:00 PM in Courtroom 4, 3rd Floor, Oakland at same time as Defendant's Motion to Compel Hearing.(wdblc3, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/23/2009) (Entered: 02/23/2009)

Feb. 23, 2009 PACER
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APPLICATION of Attorney Joseph A. Weeden for Leave to Appear in Pro Hac Vice - [Filing Fee: $210.00, Receipt Number 34611029189] Filed by Plaintiffs Jorge Salazar, Ana Ramirez & Ismael Ramirez. (tn, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/23/2009) (Entered: 02/25/2009)

Feb. 23, 2009 PACER
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[Proposed] Order Granting re 92 Application for Admission of AttorneyPro Hac Vice Submitted by Plaintiffs Jorge Salazar, Ana Ramirez & Ismael Ramirez. (tn, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/23/2009) (Entered: 02/25/2009)

Feb. 23, 2009 PACER
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APPLICATION of Attorney Peter A. Muhic for Leave to Appear in Pro Hac Vice -[Filing Fee: $210.00, Receipt Number 34611029198] Filed by Plaintiffs Jorge Salazar, Ana Ramirez & Ismael Ramirez. (tn, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/23/2009) (Entered: 02/25/2009)

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[Proposed] Order Granting re 94 Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice Submitted by Plaintiffs Jorge Salazar, Ana Ramirez & Ismael Ramirez. (tn, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/23/2009) (Entered: 02/25/2009)

Feb. 23, 2009 PACER
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APPLICATION of Attorney Donna Siegel Moffa for Leave to Appear in Pro Hac Vice - [Filing Fee: $210.00, Receipt Number 34611029191] Filed by Plaintiffs Jorge Salazar, Ana Ramirez & Ismael Ramirez. (tn, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/23/2009) (Entered: 02/25/2009)

Feb. 23, 2009 PACER
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[Proposed] Order Granting re 96 Application for Admission of AttorneyPro Hac Vice Submitted by Plaintiffs Jorge Salazar, Ana Ramirez & Ismael Ramirez. (tn, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/23/2009) (Entered: 02/25/2009)

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State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 18, 2008

Closing Date: 2011

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Black and Hispanic applicants for home mortage loans.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Greenpoint Mortage Funding Inc. , Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Bank or credit provider

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

Fair Housing Act/Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq.

42 U.S.C. § 1982

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Attorneys fees

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 14,750,000.00

Order Duration: 2011 - 2011

Content of Injunction:

Reporting

Issues

General:

Disparate Impact

Housing

Pattern or Practice

Predatory lending

Discrimination-area:

Lending

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Hispanic