Mortgage Co. Pushed Shoddy Contractors For Loan, Suit Says

Law360 (May 21, 2019, 3:33 PM EDT) -- A Pittsburgh family’s mortgage company improperly made them hire a specific contractor to get a loan for renovating their new home, but the contractor did substandard work and overcharged before quitting, the family said in a lawsuit filed Monday in Pennsylvania state court.

Nathaniel and Naina Green said Ohio-based Union Home Mortgage Corp. rejected their proposed contractor and steered them toward You Name It Contracting, which then gutted their house, allegedly submitted false invoices, got confidential information from the lender about contingency funds that the contractors then demanded, and eventually quit, leaving the job less than half done and needing to...

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