Illegal Foreclosure Suit Against BofA Trimmed

Law360, New York (January 8, 2013, 4:52 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday pared claims in a proposed class action accusing Bank of America NA of engaging in illegal debt collection activities by charging property inspection fees to Pennsylvania homeowners with defaulted mortgages serviced by the bank.

U.S. District Judge Joel H. Slomsky dismissed with prejudice five counts alleging the property inspection fees violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and state loan protection laws, saying neither federal nor state laws prohibit the charges, but declined BofA's request to dismiss the complaint's federal...
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