Cason v. United States
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
381 F. Supp. 1362 (1974)
The mortgage-insurance program of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) (defendant) protected lenders against loss resulting from borrowers’ defaults. The FHA guaranteed timely mortgage payments to the lenders in exchange for fees paid by the borrowers. Additionally, the FHA was required to inspect a borrower’s property in order to ensure that the property conformed with certain standards. Charles Cason (plaintiff) purchased property, and the mortgage on the property was insured by the FHA. Although the FHA inspected Cason’s property, Cason later discovered significant defects in his property. Subsequently, Cason brought suit, contending that the FHA inspected his property in a negligent manner. The FHA filed a motion for summary judgment, and the district court granted the motion. Cason filed a motion for reconsideration, arguing that the district court erred in granting summary judgment for the FHA. The district court took Cason’s motion under advisement.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Collinson, J.)
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