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DOJ Sues Quicken Loans for Alleged Improper Underwriting Practices

Less than a week after Quicken Loans sued the Department of Justice and HUD, accusing them of coercing the Detroit-based lender into making false statements, the DOJ filed a lawsuit against Quicken accusing the lender of improperly originating and underwriting FHA-insured mortgages, according to an announcement from the DOJ on Thursday afternoon.

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Quicken Loans Files Lawsuit Against Federal Agencies

The Detroit-based lender claims the government has enjoyed “extraordinary profitability for FHA's insurance program” through its efforts, saying the company’s participation in FHA's program will proved the government more than $5.7 billion in net profits “from the insurance premiums collected above and beyond claims made from over $40 billion in FHA home loan volume closed by Quicken Loans during the 2007 to 2013 timeframe.”

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Judge Tosses Non-Profit’s Lawsuit Against DOJ Over JPMorgan Chase Settlement

Better Markets, a non-profit Wall Street reforms advocate based in Washington, D.C., filed a suit against the DOJ in February 2014 alleging that the settlement Chase agreed to with the DOJ in November 2013 to settle claims that Chase sold toxic mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, was "unlawful" and that the settlement had granted the megabank immunity without sufficient judicial review.

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Bank of America Provides Nearly $9 Million in Consumer Relief Toward Settlement Obligation

Bank of America has begun the process of paying out $7 billion in consumer relief as part of its record $16.65 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and six states last August, according to an announcement on the settlement monitor's website. Professor Eric D. Green, independent monitor of the settlement, announced in his initial progress report since the settlement was reached six months ago that Bank of America had correctly claimed credit of approximately $8.94 million for 100 first-lien loan modifications meant to help make mortgages more affordable for struggling homeowners

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