Texans Can't Join $25B Wells Fargo Mortgage Fraud Case

Law360, New York (April 8, 2013, 3:02 PM ET) -- A Washington federal judge refused Friday to allow a group of indigenous Texans to intervene in a case accusing Wells Fargo & Co. and others of misconduct related to Federal Housing Administration-insured loans that resulted in a landmark $25 billion settlement, finding the court lacked jurisdiction.

The proposed intervenors — an “affected group of aboriginal sovereign indigenous Muur/Moors” who possess sovereign immunity and have indigenous rights — argued that they have all unsuccessfully challenged the banks' foreclosures of their Texas properties and are entitled to monetary...
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