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National Bank Will Pay $600 Million to Settle Federal and State Claims Addressing Loan Origination, Servicing, and Foreclosure Practices

​On February 5, 2016, the Department of Justice, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and 49 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia’s attorney general announced a $470 million settlement with a national bank to address alleged mortgage origination, servicing, and foreclosure abuses. …

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National Bank Announces $1.2 Billion Settlement Relating to FHA Lending Program

​On February 3, 2016, a national bank announced in its SEC filing that it has reached a $1.2 billion agreement in principle with the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”), the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, and…

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HUD Files Charges Against Home Loan Modification Providers That Allegedly Targeted Hispanic Homeowners

​On January 12, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it filed administrative charges against three California home loan modification assistance companies and their employees, alleging that they targeted Hispanic homeowners by charging thousands of dollars for services that were never provided or were ineffective.  HUD’s…

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Mortgage Lender Settles with DOJ for Allegedly False FHA Loans

​On December 1, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado, working on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), announced a settlement agreement with a residential mortgage lender originating and underwriting loans insured by HUD’s Federal Housing Administration (FHA).  The settlement resolves allegations that, between January 2007…

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