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DOJ set for second round of massive mortgage settlements

9 more banks said to be targeted
Brena Swanson
Round two. The Department of Justice and state officials are targeting up to nine banks for the next batch of billion-dollar payments related to soured mortgages.
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Quicken Loans CEO: The FHA has been hijacked by the Department of Justice

Bill Emerson tells HousingWire why Quicken is fighting back
Ben Lane
Much of the industry scuttlebutt of late has been focused on Quicken Loans with its decision to sue the Department of Justice and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In an exclusive interview with HousingWire, Quicken Loans’ CEO Bill Emerson said that the lender is not going to give in to the government’s pressure and tells us what's really going on.
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First Tennessee Bank to pay $212.5 million for faulty FHA underwriting

Settlement with DOJ stems from False Claims Act violations
Ben Lane
First Tennessee Bank, the regional bank for First Horizon National, will pay $212.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by “knowingly originating and underwriting mortgage loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration that did not meet applicable requirements,” the Department of Justice announced Monday.
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Quicken Loans wins first round in court battle versus DOJ, HUD

Judge rules Quicken's suit against Feds will be heard first
Ben Lane
Quicken Loans secured the first victory in its gutsy battle against the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. A federal judge ruled that Quicken’s lawsuit against the government will be heard, before the government’s case against Quicken is heard in a separate court, which favors the massive mortgage lender. Click the headline for HousingWire's extensive coverage.
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JPMorgan Chase: Hold the phone on those DOJ robo-signing charges

Claims DOJ misrepresented settlement agreement
Ben Lane
JPMorgan Chase is pushing back at the Department of Justice’s claims that it admitted to misfiling more than 50,000 payment change notices in bankruptcy courts that were “improperly signed, under penalty of perjury, by persons who had not reviewed the accuracy of the notices.” According to Chase Vice President and Head of External Communications Jason Lobo, Chase made no such admissions, despite agreeing to the settlement.
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DOJ fines JPMorgan Chase $50 million for robo-signing

Chase admits to misfiling mortgage documents
Ben Lane
JPMorgan Chase admitted to misfiling more than 50,000 payment change notices in bankruptcy courts that were “improperly signed, under penalty of perjury, by persons who had not reviewed the accuracy of the notices,” and will pay more than $50 million to homeowners as part of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over its mortgage practices.
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Morgan Stanley expects mortgage bond lawsuit from New York AG

Subprime securitizations at the center of lawsuit
Ben Lane
It turns out that Morgan Stanley is not out of the woods when it comes to trouble with regulators. Far from it, in fact. The company disclosed that it is expecting to be the subject of a lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over approximately 30 subprime securitizations sponsored by the company.
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Military members to receive $123 million for unlawful foreclosures

Relief is part of National Mortgage Settlement
Ben Lane
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Wells Fargo and GMAC Mortgage will send payments to 952 service members and their co-borrowers for conducting non-judicial foreclosures conducted in violation of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.
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It’s official: S&P to pay record-breaking fine for misleading RMBS investors

Settlement with DOJ resolves claims of inflated pre-crisis ratings
Ben Lane
A credit ratings agency is finally facing the music. As was first rumored in early January, Standard & Poor’s will indeed pay $1.375 billion as part of settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and nearly 20 states over claims that S&P knowingly misled mortgage bond investors by issuing trumped up ratings for pre-crisis residential mortgage-backed securities.
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S&P reportedly close to massive mortgage-bond rating settlement

WSJ: Department of Justice may get billions
Ben Lane
Standard & Poor’s is reportedly closing in on a $1.37 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and more than a dozen states over claims that S&P knowingly misled investors by issuing trumped up ratings for pre-crisis residential mortgage-backed securities.
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