NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York on Sept. 4 deferred ruling on whether 2,652 untimely proof-of-claim forms submitted in response to Washington Mutual Inc.'s $13 million settlement over allegations that it violated state and federal laws when charging prepayment fees for residential mortgage loans and home equity loans should be accepted in order for class counsel to explain why the claims were filed after the Aug. 31, 2011, deadline (Denise Cassese f/k/a Denise Caligiuri, et al. v. Washington Mutual Inc., et al., No. 05-cv-2724, E.D. N.Y; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 125554).