Judge Trims Claims From US Bank Mortgage Fee Action

Law360, Washington (August 18, 2011, 7:42 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday trimmed some claims from a putative class action alleging US Bank NA improperly charged mortgage reinstatement- and payoff-related fees, but kept claims over misleading debt collection notices.

Plaintiffs Jonathan and Denise DeHart allege that two charges included in the notices a law firm sent to them on behalf of US Bank that were not marked as anticipated were not permitted under New Jersey law, and therefore breached their mortgage contract with US Bank and violated several state and federal...
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