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Toth v. Michigan State Housing Development Authority

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
136 F.3d 477 (1998)


Facts

In June 1995, Sue Toth (plaintiff) received a discharge in bankruptcy. In the fall of 1995, she applied to the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (the MSHDA) (defendant) for a low-income home-improvement loan. The MSHDA denied her application, citing agency policy not to process loan applications within three years after an applicant’s discharge in bankruptcy. Toth sued the MSHDA and two of its officers in federal district court, alleging a violation of 11 U.S.C. § 525(a), thereby giving rise to a violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The court granted MSHDA and its officers’ motions for summary judgment. Toth appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Allen E. Norris, J.)

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