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Pending Cases Involving the Board of Governors

This list of pending cases does not include suits against the Federal Reserve Banks in which the Board of Governors is not named a party.

Nobles v. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Board of Governors, No. 14-CV-02541 (N.D. Ga., filed August 6, 2014.) Discrimination claim brought by former employee of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. On October 27, 2014, the plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the Board as a defendant in the action.

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.

Johnson v. Federal Reserve Board, No. 14-CV-50 (E.D.N.C., filed March 28, 2014). Complaint by incarcerated individual that his prosecution and imprisonment violated his rights under the "redemption theory".

Spirakis v. Board of Governors, No. 7:14-CV-19-F (E.D.N.C., notice of removal filed January 24, 2014). Action for constitutional violations in connection with a mortgage foreclosure. On June 23, 2014, the district court granted the Board's motion to dismiss the action.

Blair v. Bernanke, No. 14-CV-00022 (N.D. Oklahoma, filed November 25, 2013) Third-party complaint alleging that the Board violated the plaintiff's constitutional rights through its regulation of direct deposits. On July 17, 2014, the district court dismissed the case.

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.

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.)).

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 29, 2014, the district court granted the Board’s motion to dismiss the action.

Ball v. Board of Governors, No. 13-CV-00603 (D.D.C., filed April 30, 2013). Freedom of Information Act case.

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 Oversight Council.

Artis v. Greenspan, No. 01-CV-0400(ESG) (D.D.C., complaint filed February 22, 2001). Employment discrimination action. On October 17, 2014, the district court denied the plaintiffs’ motion for class certification.

Last update: October 30, 2014