Items Tagged with 'US District Court'


  • ACORN Fights Funding Ban with Lawsuit

    Embattled community group ACORN is fighting a Congressional move to block the organization from receiving federal funding with a lawsuit filed in US District Court against the United States. The Center for Constitutional Rights filed the suit on behalf of ACORN — the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now — and two of its affiliate groups. Other defendants include Treasury secretary Timothy Geithner and Office of Management and Budget director Peter Orszag.
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  • LexisNexis Pick for Chinese Drywall Filings

    Lawyers involved in the massive Chinese drywall litigation pending in US District Court will use LexisNexis File & Serve system for document exchange, and case-file access and storage for all cases. All federal cases involving the drywall — which was used during the housing construction boom and is alleged to contain dangerous levels of sulfur that’s caused property damage and health problems in homeowners and their families — have been consolidated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
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  • Capmark Nursing Homes Default, US Sues

    The latest effort by US officials to crack down on costly mortgage fraud culminated in a lawsuit Tuesday after two federally-guaranteed mortgage defaults cost the government almost $26m. The US Justice Department filed suit against California-based mortgage lender Capmark Finance, seeking treble damages and penalties. The charges, filed in the US District Court in Los Angeles, alleges Capmark made false statements on applications for federal mortgage insurance covering residential nursing homes.
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