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Hagens Berman Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Bank Of America

LOS ANGELES — California homeowners sued Bank of America on April 6, claiming the lending giant is intentionally withholding government funds intended to save homeowners from foreclosure, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro announced. The case, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District...

Bank Of America To Pay Borrowers $108 Million

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Bank of America will pay $108 million to settle federal charges that Countrywide Financial Corp., which it acquired nearly two years ago, collected outsized fees from borrowers facing foreclosure. It's the latest evidence of misconduct at Countrywide, once an industry giant...

Homeowners Say Loan Mods Led Them To Foreclosure

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Grocery store owners William and Esperanza Casco were making enough money to stay current on their mortgage, but when JPMorgan Chase & Co. offered a plan that reduced their payments, they figured they could use the extra cash and signed up. The Cascos say. . . . Full version available...

Foreclosure Class Actions Pile Up Against Banks

NEW YORK - (AP) Foreclosure-fraud class action lawsuits are starting to pile up against major banks across the U.S., threatening a besieged industry with billions more in potential losses. Bank executives are swarming Capitol Hill this week to defend themselves against multiple foreclosure-related investigations...

California Settles Lawsuit Against Countrywide Executives

LOS ANGELES - (AP) The state of California has reached a settlement in a predatory lending lawsuit against former executives at Countrywide Financial Corp. that will pour $6.5 million into a fund to help foreclosed homeowners. The state had sued Countrywide, CEO Angelo Mozilo and President David Sambol...

Federal Government, State AGs Reach $25 Billion Agreement With Banks Over Foreclosures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Feb. 9 that the federal government, attorneys general from 49 states and five national banks have reached a $25 billion settlement to resolve issues stemming from the lenders' allegedly fraudulent foreclosure practices...

$25B Settlement Agreement Reached With 5 National Banks Over Foreclosure Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Feb. 9 that the federal government, attorneys general from 49 states and five national banks have reached a $25 billion settlement to resolve issues stemming from the lenders' allegedly fraudulent foreclosure practices...