Litigation

During 2019, the Board of Governors was a party in 7 lawsuits or appeals filed that year and was a party in 6 other cases pending from previous years, for a total of 13 cases. The Board intervened in or initiated one additional case relating to privileged documents or testimony. In 2018, the Board had been a party in a total of 19 cases. As of December 31, 2019, eight cases were pending.

Pending

Baylor v. Powell, No. 17-cv-02647 (D. District of Columbia, filed December 11, 2017), is an employment discrimination case.

BBX v. Board of Governors, No. 19-11172 (11th Circuit, filed March 25, 2019), is an appeal of an order granting summary judgment to the Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in an action relating to golden parachute payments.

Center for Popular Democracy v. Board of Governors, No. 16-cv-05829 (E.D. New York, filed October 19, 2016), is an action under the Freedom of Information Act.

FDIC v. Bank of America, No. 17-cv-00036 (D. District of Columbia, motion to intervene filed December 12, 2019), is an action relating to deposit insurance. On December 19, 2019, the district court granted the Board's motion to intervene for the limited purpose of protecting its confidential supervisory information.

Gilberti v. Board of Governors et al., No. 19-5264 (D.C. Circuit, filed November 6, 2019), is an appeal of an order dismissing the Board and various other defendants from a pro se action alleging conspiracy.

Junk v. Board of Governors, No. 19-3125 (2d Circuit, filed September 27, 2019), is an appeal under the Freedom of Information Act.

Morley v. Board of Governors, No. 19-cv-00797 (D. District of Columbia, filed March 21, 2019), is an action under the Freedom of Information Act.

Richardson v. Powell, No. 19-5119 (D.C. Circuit, filed April 22, 2019), is an appeal of an order granting summary judgment to the Board in an employment discrimination case.

Resolved

Bondick v. Board of Governors, No. 19-cv-00520 (D. Oregon, filed April 9, 2019), was a pro se action alleging general economic harm. On December 2, 2019, the district court dismissed the case.

Burford v. Powell, No. 15-cv-02074 (D. District of Columbia, filed December 1, 2015), was an employment discrimination case. On February 26, 2019, the district court granted the Board's motion for summary judgment.

Garrett v. PennyMac Loan Services et al., No. 18-cv-00718 (M.D. Pennsylvania, filed April 11, 2018), was an action arising out of mortgage foreclosure. On September 26, 2019, the district court adopted the magistrate judge's report and recommendation dismissing claims against the Board.

Jiampietro v. Board of Governors, No. 18-2806 (2d Circuit, filed September 21, 2018), was a petition for review of a Board order remanding an enforcement action for further proceedings before an administrative law judge. On January 30, 2019, the court of appeals granted the Board's motion to dismiss the petition.

Mitchell v. Powell, No. 17-cv-00182 (D. District of Columbia, filed January 27, 2017), was an employment discrimination case. On February 27, 2019, the action was dismissed by stipulation of the parties.

Passmore v. Federal Reserve, No. 19-cv-00074 (S.D. Ohio, filed December 26, 2018, removed to federal court January 28, 2019), was a pro se lawsuit alleging general economic harm. On August 30, 2019, the district court adopted the magistrate judge's report and recommendation dismissing the case.

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Last Update: July 17, 2020