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Seterus Final Letter Action Settlement

Seterus, Inc. and Nationstar Mortgage, LLC will be paying $7 million to settle a class action alleging that they unlawfully threatened homeowners with foreclosure in a Notice of Default letter or Final Letter. The complaint alleged violation of the (1) the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Michigan Regulation of the Collection Practices Act,  Read more

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Planet Home Lending Unnecessary Home Inspections Class Action

When are mortgage lenders required or permitted to make a visual inspection of the property if the mortgage is in default? If the mortgage is insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a regulation that governs that situation. The complaint for this class action alleges that  Read more

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Bank of America Rejects RFIs and Electronic Signatures Class Action

Homes tend to be the largest purchases people make in their lives, so difficulties with mortgages are significant. The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) tries, among other things, to ensure that borrowers can receive all the information they need promptly. The complaint for this class action alleges Bank of America, NA (BANA), does not  Read more

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Kelco FCU Errors in Mortgage Accounts with Balloon Payments Class Action

This complicated case involves both individual and class concerns about mortgage payments in Maryland. The complaint alleges that Kelco Federal Credit Union misapplied payments, misreported balloon amounts, and failed to correct errors, creating ever-larger problems for the homeowners, who finally brought this case against Kelco.  Read more

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Nationstar Foreclosures Violate Homeowner Law California Class Action

California passed a Homeowner Bill of Rights (HOBOR) after its foreclosure crisis in 2007, “to prohibit the abusive and deceptive loan servicing misconduct” and to give homeowners a chance to retain their homes. The complaint for this class action alleges that Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, doing business as Mr. Cooper, does not follow the law and  Read more

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Wells Fargo Improper Mortgage Insurance Premiums Class Action

Wells Fargo is a very large mortgage lender. Some of its mortgages are insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The complaint for this class action names Wells Fargo, NA and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage as defendants and alleges that Wells Fargo continues charging borrowers for FHA premiums even after they are no longer due.  Read more

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MegaStar Mortgage Loans Pay-to-Pay Fees California Class Action

MegaStar Financial Corp. services mortgages. But the complaint for this class action alleges that they “impermissibly profit” off homeowners “by charging and collecting illegal payment processing fees when borrowers make their monthly mortgage payments by telephone or online…” These are known as pay-to-pay fees, and the complaint claims they violate debt collection laws and breaches  Read more

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LoanCare Improper Escrow of Water Quality Fees Class Action

LoanCare, LLC is a mortgage servicing company. Like many mortgage servicers, it collects additional funds for things like taxes on the mortgaged property, which it holds in an escrow account until payment comes due. But the complaint for this class action alleges that it should not be collecting water quality fees in this same manner.  Read more

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Wells Fargo Falsely Reporting Mortgages as in Forbearance California Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges that Wells Fargo Bank, NA improperly claimed to credit reporting agencies that certain of its mortgage accounts were in deferment or forbearance, and that no payments have been made on these accounts recently, when in reality they have been made.  Read more

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Wells Fargo Mortgage Forbearance Enrollment Without Consent Class Action

In an earlier scandal, Wells Fargo was caught opening credit card and other accounts for clients without their knowledge or permission. The complaint for this class action alleges that Wells Fargo & Company and Wells Fargo Bank, NA have now enrolled some mortgage customers in Covid-19-related forbearance programs without their knowledge or permission.  Read more

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