FCA, FHA Lending, And US V. Deutsche Bank

Law360, New York (May 11, 2011, 6:12 PM EDT) -- The United States recently slapped Deutsche Bank and its subsidiary, MortgageIT, with a $1 billion lawsuit that has rocked the financial services industry. Although the suit cites some scandalous moments — including allegations that MortgageIT “stuffed [audit] letters, unopened and unread, in a closet” — the case’s core facts shine a bright light on a newly emerging challenge for financial institutions.

Primarily, the case is built on repeated mistakes in loan underwriting which, individually, seem to be mere missteps but, together, can suggest to an enforcement...
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