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States Beginning to Sue Countrywide for Predatory lending

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posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 05:59 AM
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States Beginning to Sue Countrywide for Predatory lending


www.courier-journal.com

Two states filed lawsuits -- and a third announced regulatory actions -- accusing Countrywide Financial Corp. yesterday of predatory lending practices.
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Following the announcement of lawsuits filed by California and Illinois, Washington's governor said her state also will go after the nation's largest mortgage lender, claiming borrowers were misled into taking on risky home loans.

The lawsuits came as Countrywide's shareholders cleared the way for a takeover of the distressed lender by Bank of America.

The timing of the lawsuits as Countrywide prepared to close the books after nearly 40 years underscored the company's dramatic shift over the past 12 months as the mortgage and housing markets soured, inducing its slide from the nation's largest originator and servicer of home loans to easy pickings for a takeover.
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posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 05:59 AM
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Good. They should not be allowed to get away with this. Yes there were some dumb and crooked borrowers out there but they would have never had the chances they had if it hadn't been for Countrywide and its cohorts making it as easy as taking candy from a baby.

If anything the dumb and crooked borrowers, who were a minority anyway, simply took advantage of a corrupt, unregulated and greedy system, and we are all, just like the savings and loans crisis, paying for it. But this is much worse.

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