3rd Circuit: Judge Erred When Dismissing Man's Lending Lawsuit Sua Sponte

PHILADELPHIA - The Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Nov. 19 reinstated a pro se plaintiff's claims against a title services company brought under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), after finding that a federal judge in Delaware erred when dismissing the suit sua sponte (La Mar Gunn v. First American Financial Corp., et al., No. 13-2884, 3rd Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 23261).

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