Federal Reserve Board: Legal Cases against the Board

 

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Legal Cases against the Board (current as of October 31, 2016)

[Board information last updated on September 12, 2016.]

(Case dockets can be accessed through www.pacer.gov.)

Case name

Docket number

Issue of Case (and case history)

Perry v. Board of Governors, et al.

No. 16-cv-16612 (D.D.C., filed August 16, 2016

Claim for wrongful termination of disability benefits.

Richardson v. Board of Governors

No. 16-cv-00867 (D.D.C., filed May 9, 2016)

Claims arising out of termination of employment.

Haase v. Bank of America, et al.

No. 16-DCV-231823 (district Court for Fort Bend County, Texas, filed April 25, 2016)

Case raising claims resulting from mortgage foreclosure.

 

Burford v. Yellen

No. 15-cv-02074 (D.D.C., filed December 1, 2015).

Employment discrimination claim.

White Arnold & Dowd, P.C., v. Board of Governors

No 15-CV-00789 (N.D. Ala., filed May 12, 2015)

Freedom of Information Act case.

On October 30, 2015, the district court dismissed the case on the parties’ stipulation.

 

 

 

Love v. Board of Governors

No. 16-CV-1077 (D. Kan., filed March 13, 2015)

Claim involving the Board’s alleged failure to comply with its mandate under the Federal Reserve Act. On June 11, 2015, the district court granted the Board’s motion to dismiss.

Ramey v. Board of Governors

No. 14-CV-220 (D.D.C., filed December 22, 2014)

Freedom of Information Act case. On December 10, 2015, the district court granted the Board’s motion to dismiss the action.

The Loan Syndications and Trading Association v. Board of Governors

No. 14-1240 (D.C. Cir., petition for review filed November 10, 2014)

No. 16-cv-00652 (D.D.C., transferred from D.C. Circuit on March 18, 2016).

Petition for review of credit risk retention rules issued under Section 941 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.

Administrative Procedure Act challenge to the credit risk retention rules issued under Section 941 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.

 

Richardson v. Board of Governors

No. 14-CV-01673 (D.D.C., filed October 8, 2014)

Employment discrimination claim.

Community Financial Services Association of America, Ltd., v. Board of Governors

No. 14-CV-00853 (D.D.C., filed June 11, 2014)

Administrative Procedure Act challenge to actions of the Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency that allegedly disadvantage payday lenders.

NACS et al. v. Board of Governors

No. 13-5720 (D.C. Circuit, notice of appeal filed August 21, 2013)

Appeal from district court ruling invalidating Board regulations issued pursuant to section 1075 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act relating to debit card interchange fees. On March 21, 2014, the Court of Appeals reversed the district court’s grant of summary judgment and remanded the action to the district court. On August 18, 2014, the plaintiff filed a petition for certiorari. On January 20, 2015, the Supreme Court denied NACS’s petition for certiorari (No. 14-200). On October 2, 2015, the district court entered judgment for the Board.

WMI Liquidating Trust v. Board of Governors  

No. 13-CV-01706 (W.D. Washington, filed September 20, 2013)

Action for a declaratory judgment regarding golden parachute payments. On July 3, 2014, the action was transferred to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Adv. Pro. No. 14-50435-MFW (Bankr. D. Del.)), and on March 19, 2015, the district court withdrew the reference and took jurisdiction of the matter (No. 14-CV-01097).

Ferrer v. Bernanke    

No. 13-CV-01145 (S.D. Fla, filed July 30, 2013)

Claim on behalf of putative class of mortgagors that the Board’s Independent Foreclosure Review and related enforcement actions failed to provide sufficient benefits to borrowers. On October 28, 2014, the district court granted the Board’s motion to dismiss the action. On November 25, 2014, the plaintiffs filed a notice of appeal (Eleventh Circuit, No. 14-15325).

On April 11, 2016, the Court of Appeals granted the Board’s motion to dismiss it as a party to the appeal.

Ball v. Board of Governors

No. 13-CV-00603 (D.D.C., filed April 30, 2013)

Freedom of Information Act case. On March 31, 2015, the district court granted the Board’s motion for summary judgment.

Crisman v. Board of Governors

No. 12-CV-1871 (D.D.C., filed November 19, 2012)

Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act case.

Wise v. Federal Reserve Board

No. 12-CV-1636 (D.D.C., filed October 2, 2012)

Federal Tort Claims Act case.

State National Bank of Big Spring v. Bernanke

No. 13-5247 (D.C. Cir. Notice of appeal filed August 2, 2013)

Appeal from district court’s dismissal of challenge to the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Financial Stability Oversight Council. On July 24, 2015, the Court of Appeals affirmed in part and remanded in part to the district court to consider issues related to the CFPB.

Artis v. Greenspan

No. 01-CV-0400(ESG) (D.D.C., complaint filed February 22, 2001)

Employment discrimination action. On September 29, 2014, the district court denied the plaintiffs’ motion for class certification. On January 14, 2015, the D.C. Circuit denied plaintiffs’ petition to appeal that ruling (No. 14-8003). On June 22, 2015, the district court dismissed the case with prejudice.

No. 15-5260 (D.C. Cir., notice of appeal filed September 19, 2015). Appeal of dismissal of plaintiffs’ Equal Employment Opportunity claims. On December 21, 2015, the Court of Appeals summarily affirmed the district court’s dismissal.  On April 1, 2016, the D.C. Circuit issued a mandate for its affirmance of the district court’s dismissal of the case on June 22, 2015.

On June 20, 2016, the plaintiffs filed a petition for certiorari (No. 15-1543).

On October 3, 2016, the Supreme Court announced that it denied cert for

TERRELL, GEORGIANNA, ET AL. V. YELLEN, CHAIR, BD. OF GOVERNORS (page 15 of pdf).

[Author’s note: The Artis case has some related blog posts.]

 

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