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Mortgage industry lawsuit news and mortgage litigation coverage. Stories about legal settlements, judgments and mortgage class actions.

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Cases involving mortgage fraud, flipping, identity theft and inflated appraisals.

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Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann
Lawsuits filed in 4 Ohio counties seeking judgments declaring the companies are in violation of the Consumer Sales Practices Act and permanently banning them from engaging in the alleged behavior
U.S. District Court in Massachusetts
Lawyer disbarred and charged with defrauding a title insurer and lenders of more than $6.2 million in an alleged mortgage fraud scheme that also involves tax evasion
U.S. District Court, New York
Brooklyn lawyer 26 others accused of participating in a scheme to commit mortgage fraud by submitting loan applications containing false information and material omissions to subprime lenders
Ronaldo Rodriguez and Jodi Aguirre-Rodriguez
Pima County Superior Court
$1.5 million
Despite borrower's failure to disclose outstanding judgments and unpaid child support on his application, jury finds in favor of Arizona couple who lost their home to foreclosure by another lender because Ameriquest supposedly didn't fund a loan that was already closed
Wachovia Bank N.A.
Mecklenburg County Superior Court, North Carolina (notice of removal filed)
Former subprime lender sued for failure to comply with repurchase requests on loans with fraudulent files
Broadway Bank Terrence Kasprazak Cook County Circuit Court, Illinois . Broadway Bank allegedly liable for fraud committed by partners of an elderly borrower Kasprazak v. Broadway Bank
Coast Bank of Florida, American Mortgage Link

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. . . Suit by 175 borrowers alleges that bank involved in flipping scam .
Credit Suisse Group, Triad Guaranty Insurance Corp, Select Portfolio Servicing Inc., Bank of New York Bankers Life Insurance Co. U.S. District Court of Florida, Tampa . Lawsuit accused the investment firm of marketing subprime mortgage-backed securities that became worthless or near worthless .
Dean Sexton . Kentucky . Kentucky lawyer sentenced to nearly three years in prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme that federal prosecutors say cost lenders from $400,000 to $1 million .
First American Corp., eAppraiseIT , Washington Mutual

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New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo New York . First American and its subsidiary eAppraiseIT allegedly allowed Washington Mutual to hand-pick appraisers who inflated values .
FNC Inc. U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland . . Claiming they were duped into providing information that will put them out of business, residential real estate appraisers in Maryland, Virginia and Oklahoma filed class action lawsuit have sued a company marketing a nationwide database of appraisals .
Groves Funding Corp., Home Loan Funding Corp., Real Estate Benefit Plan, et al. Regions Bank U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia . Several businesses sued by bank claiming it is owed $5 million from a mortgage fraud scam masterminded by the owner of a title and settlement company. .
John Dingle . . . An attorney for Detroit's law department, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for using his position to run a mortgage fraud scheme .
John Lewis and Angelyn Johnson . . . New York lawyers charged with larceny, forgery, fraud and falsifying business records for their alleged participation in a complicated scheme involving a mortgage broker, a straw buyer and a client's home .
M&T Mortgage Corp. St. Stephens Baptist Church Corp. . . M&T alleged to have made fraudulent claims against HUD for reimbursement and received "many millions of dollars" in insurance payments on the HUD 203(k) loans .
Mary Reegan . . $2.5 million to $3.2 million Georgia attorney indicted for fraudulently obtaining mortgage financing and home equity loans .
Mitchell, Maxwell Jackson Inc.; First American Corp.'s eAppraiseIT LLC unit; Vanderbilt Appraisal Company LLC New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo . . Records subpoenaed from appraisal firms to determine whether mortgage brokers pressured appraisers to inflate property values .
PHH Mortgage Corp., First National Bank of Long Island, Countrywide Home Loans Inc., Homecomings Financial LLC, Washington Mutual Inc., Indymac Bank, et al. Jacob Zamansky, principal of Zamansky & Associates Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Nassau . Elderly borrowers claiming to be victims of Ponzi scheme and in danger of losing their homes file suit seeking the cancellation of their loans .
Philip Cardarella . Western District of Missouri in Kansas City . Attorney arrested with 9 others in conspiracy and fraud to knowingly sell his home based on an artificially inflated appraisal. .
Rafael Pantoja . . . Disbarred New York lawyer arrested and charged with using his dead father's Social Security number to obtain a fraudulent mortgage .
Raymond Joseph Costanzo . Georgia . Lawyer pleads guilty to federal charges for his role in a wide-ranging mortgage fraud scheme that involved 21 people. .
Sage Credit Company LLC (Irvine, CA); American Home Brokerage Corp. (Garden Grove, CA); Wall Street Mortgage Bankers (East Rockaway, N.Y.); All Line appraisals (Phoenix, AZ) Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers . . California suits arise to investigate fraud by residential real estate appraisers .
St. Stephens Baptist Church Corp. M&T Mortgage Corp . . In a foreclosure suit, M&T is accelerating one of the mortgages and demanding the balance due, which the defendant is fighting, in part, on the grounds that this and other loans were "fraudulently originated" .
State Bancorp Inc.

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HSA Residential Mortgage Services . $65 million New York bank has settles warehouse lender litigation over the fraudulent activity of a now defunct mortgage lender. .
Triad Guaranty Insurance Co. American Home Mortgage U.S. Bankruptcy Court,Wilmington, Delaware . Mortgage servicer sued mortgage insurer because of rejected claims but insurer claimed mortgage fraud on the loans in question relieves it of liability .

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