Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Current Parent Company: 
Wells Fargo
Penalty: 
$7,500,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
May 29, 2012
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
discriminatory practices (non-employment)
Violation Description: 

Wells Fargo resolved a lawsuit in which the City of Memphis accused the bank of harming minority neighborhoods through discriminatory mortgage lending practices. The terms of the settlement are not part of the court record, but according to news reports Wells Fargo agreed to pay $3 million to the city for economic development projects and provide $4.5 million in grants for mortgage downpayments and renovations.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
Western District of Tennessee
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
2:09-cv-02857
Case Name: 
City of Memphis v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
banking
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Parent company note: 
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