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City of Oakland Lawsuit Accuses Wells Fargo of Reverse Redlining

The lawsuit alleges that Wells Fargo refused to refinance these high-cost loans to minorities on the same terms for which they refinanced loans to white borrowers, which resulted in a disproportionate number of foreclosures that subsequently led to abandoned properties and neighborhood blight

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

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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