9th Circ. Says Nev.'s BofA Mortgage Suit Belongs In State Court

Law360, New York (March 5, 2012, 10:33 PM EST) -- Nevada's suit claiming Bank of America Corp. misled consumers about its home mortgage modification and foreclosure processes belongs in state court because it is not a class action or a mass action and doesn't raise questions of federal law, the Ninth Circuit ruled Friday.

BofA removed the suit to federal court in February 2011, citing the Class Action Fairness Act's applicability to class actions and mass actions. The district court agreed with the former characterization, but not the latter. Since the trial court's order, however, the...
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