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Rapaport v. United States Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
59 F.3d 212 (1995)
Robert D. Rapaport (plaintiff) was the majority shareholder in a bank insured by the federal government. Rapaport promised the government that the bank would maintain the federally required minimum amount of capital. In fact, the bank's capital was $1.5 million below the minimum amount. When the bank failed, the federal Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) (defendant) ordered Rapaport to reimburse the government $1.5 million, on the grounds that Rapaport had unjustly enriched himself by that amount in violation of the relevant banking statute. Rapaport petitioned the United States Circuit Court for the District of Columbia for review.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Ginsburg, J.)
Concurrence (Rogers, J.)
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