Some banks filed faulty paperwork in the 23 states where the courts handle foreclosures. They ‘might not be complying with other state laws as well,’ says a spokesman for state Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown.
By E. Scott Reckard and Alejandro Lazo, Los Angeles Times
October 12, 2010
California officials are considering joining a multistate investigation of whether lenders have violated foreclosure laws when seizing houses from delinquent borrowers.
The investigation, which is expected to be publicly announced Wednesday, is spearheaded by Iowa Atty. Gen. Tom Miller. Under his leadership, coalitions of states have won lending-abuse settlements of $484 million from Household International Inc. and $325 million from Ameriquest Mortgage Co.
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