Calif. AG Hit With $1B Suit Over Atty Scam Investigation

Law360, New York (September 8, 2011, 8:52 PM EDT) -- A lawyer accused by California’s attorney general of scamming homeowners in securities fraud actions against Bank of America NA and other mortgage lenders fired back Tuesday with a $1 billion civil rights suit claiming the state illegally seized his legal files and shuttered his law office.

Mitchell Stein launched the suit in Florida federal court on behalf of dozens of his clients, alleging California Attorney General Kamala Harris was doing the bidding of Bank of America and several other major banks when she ordered the seizure...
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