Archive for February, 2015

Mortgage Lender Subject to Fees and Injunctive Relief Following State Examination

On February 27, 2015, the Massachusetts Division of Banks and the mortgage lender agreed to a consent order following an examination into a mortgage lender’s level of compliance with applicable Massachusetts and federal statutes. The Massachusetts Division of Banks’ examination found that the bank was in substantial non-compliance with state…

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National Bank Agrees to Pay $123.5 million As Part of a Settlement with the Justice Department Over Mortgage Lending Violations

On February 25, 2015, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced a settlement with a national bank over allegations that the bank originated and underwrote mortgage loans that did not meet applicable Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (“HUD”) requirements under the Federal Housing Administration (“FHA”) insurance program. The settlement covers…

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Justice Department Reaches Settlement with a National Motor Vehicle Lender Over Repossessions That Violated the Servicemembers Relief Act

On February 25, 2015, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced a settlement with a national motor vehicle lender over allegations that the company repossessed over 1,1000 cars in violation of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, 50 U.S.C. Sections 501-597b. A consent order was filed in the U.S. District Court for…

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DOJ Reaches First “Buy Here, Pay Here” Auto-Lending Discrimination Settlement

The DOJ announced a settlement of the first “buy here, pay here” discriminatory auto-lending lawsuit. The complaint, filed in January, 2014 by the DOJ, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina and the North Carolina Attorney General in the U.S. District Court for the Western District…

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