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Judge Rules HSBC Must Face RMBS Suits From Investors

Judge Shira Sheindlin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Manhattan ruled HSBC Holdings must face three lawsuits from investors that claim the bank tried to hide defects in residential mortgage-backed securities from them before the crisis,

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Judge Dismisses Class Action Racketeering Suit Against Ocwen

The homeowners claim that Ocwen charged them for unnecessary repeat inspections properties where the borrower was either delinquent or in default, and by doing so they claim Ocwen was in violation of Fannie Mae's servicing guidelines that require individual cases to be assessed to determine if the properties are in need of subsequent inspections after the first.

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Bank of America Victorious in Discriminatory Lending Lawsuit

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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Banks Ask Second Circuit Court to Dismiss FDIC’s Mortgage-Backed Securities Suit

At the heart of the FDIC's claim is that the banks misled Alabama-based Colonial Bank, an FDIC-insured institution, as to the quality of $300 million worth of mortgage-backed securities they sold to Colonial in the run-up to the financial crisis. As a result of the soured securities, Colonial suffered huge losses and went into receivership in 2009. FDIC sued the banks three years later in 2012, claiming the banks violated the Securities Act of 1933.

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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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