Kent EDWARDS et al., Plaintiffs, v. FIRST BANK OF DUNDEE, an Illinois State Bank, and the Village of West Dundee, an Illinois Municipal Corporation, Defendants

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Action brought by plaintiffs to enjoin defendants from demolishing a certain building located in area entered in National Register of Historical places. The defendants motioned to dismissed on lack of subject jurisdiction. Court held that because it has jurisdiction over the activities of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the First Bank of Dundee needed permission from FDIC to relocate, the court also has the power to enjoin the First Bank of Dundee (and other such nonfederal entities) from performing activities in contravention of federal acts, such as the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Historical Preservation Act. The Court, however, held that the Village of West Dundee had no obligation under federal acts, such as the National Historical Preservation Act, because such organization had no significant federal involvement. Motion to dismiss granted to Village of West Dundee and denied to First Bank of Dundee.


  • Edwards, Kent
  • McLaren, Mr
  • First Bank of Dundee
  • Village of West Dundee
  • United States District Court, N. D. Illinois, E. D
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • National Register of Historic Places
  • Environmental Policy Act


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 393 F.Supp. 680 (1975)
  • Court case

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393 Federal Supplement (Book)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • 1975
  • 04/30/1975


  • Historic buildings
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Actions and defenses
  • Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration


Court case

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Number of pages: 4; Page Numbers: 680-683

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