9th Circ. Questions Nevada Mortgage Suit Against BofA

Law360, Los Angeles (February 8, 2012, 7:28 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday raised concerns that Bank of America Corp., which was sued in 2010 by the Nevada attorney general over the bank's allegedly deceptive mortgage practices, wouldn't get a fair trial in state court because Nevada has been ravaged by the foreclosure crisis.

U.S. Circuit Judge Consuelo Maria Callahan suggested that the attorney general's lawsuit against the bank may have to remain in federal court, pointing out that Nevada's economy was particularly devastated by the housing slump and therefore unable to provide an...
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