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Bank of America Victorious in Discriminatory Lending Lawsuit

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*+-Los Angeles sued Bank of America, one of the nation's largest lenders and servicers of residential mortgages, in December 2013. The lawsuit accused the bank of predatory lending in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, saying the terms of mortgage loans offered to minorities were less favorable than those offered to Whites.

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Bank of America Asks for Removal of $1.27 Billion Penalty, Questions Judge’s Impartiality

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*+-Bank of America was ordered to pay a $1.27 billion civil penalty in July 2014 as a result of its alleged role in the Hustle case. The bank has been fighting to overturn that verdict since, claiming that the Hustle program ended prior to its July 2008 acquisition of Countrywide. Rakoff rejected a motion by the bank to have the verdict reversed in early February. He also rejected the bank's motion for a new trial at that time.

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Largest Financial Firms Turn in Healthy Q1 Earnings Reports

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*+-Bank of America originated $17 billion worth of first-lien residential mortgage loans and home equity loans in Q1, which helped the bank's net income rise to $3.4 billion for Q1. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank also reported a 45 percent year-over-year decline in the number of first mortgage loans serviced by its Legacy Assets unit that were 60 or more days delinquent, down to 153,000.

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Bank of America Loses Bid to Have Chicago Predatory Lending Lawsuit Dismissed

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*+-Cook County says that the bank's alleged predatory lending practices resulted in a higher number of foreclosures, increased blight, and lower property taxes in urban Chicago. Bank of America was seeking to have the suit dismissed, claiming that the county lacked standing to sue and waited too long to initiate litigation. The bank also says the county did not prove that the bank violated the Fair Housing Act, according to reports.

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