University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
DOJ Fair Lending Litigation
July 17, 2012
We've recently added to the Clearinghouse's large collection of fair housing and fair lending cases; we're now posting documents from the U.S. Department of Justice's recent huge fair lending settlements, with Countrywide ($335 million--the largest settlement of its kind ever), Suntrust ($21 million) and, most recently, Wells Fargo ($125 million). Each one settles allegations of systematic race discrimination in mortgage lending, making it more expensive for African-Americans and Latinos to obtain home loans.

Relevant case(s) include: