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The foreclosure crisis hit Cleveland particularly hard. Between 2000 and 2008, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, (where Cleveland is located), recorded approximately 80,000 foreclosures. In 2007, County Treasurer Jim Rokakis described the city as “the epicenter of the mortgage meltdown in America.”
Cleveland responded in the classic American fashion: With lawsuits.
This week, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a federal court could have granted Chase Bank’s request to block the city’s claims. Not that it matters now, Legal Newsline reports.
There are three lawsuits at the heart of this appeal:
The lawsuit trio turned into a hot procedural mess.
The district court ruled in August 2010 that it lacked subject-matter jurisdiction to issue declaratory relief in Chase Bank's claim, but had jurisdiction to issue an injunction. Despite the latter ruling, the court dismissed Chase Bank's suit without prejudice for failure to show irreparable harm.
Chase Bank appealed, contending that the district court had subject-matter jurisdiction to issue both declaratory and injunctive relief.
Since the case left the district court, claims between the parties in Cleveland I and II have been dismissed both voluntarily and involuntarily.
While the Sixth Circuit noted that Chase Bank's request for injunctive and declaratory relief regarding City of Cleveland I is now moot, it concluded that the federal courts did have subject-matter jurisdiction because the suit "fell within the lines of cases recognizing federal jurisdiction over preemption-based challenges to state laws brought against state officials."