Class Definition Tightened In Wells Fargo Loan Deception Suit

Law360, New York (October 10, 2012, 6:03 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday narrowed the definition of a putative class of borrowers accusing Wells Fargo Bank NA of deceptively promising to modify problem mortgages before foreclosing on properties, after the class conceded it would seek the tighter definition.

In a move he called “rarely appropriate,” U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero agreed to strike parts of the class definition that said the class was made up of homeowners who received an “illusory modification” on their loan as per a written agreement.

Under the stricter...
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Case Information

Case Title

Sutcliffe et al v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Fraud or Truth-In-Lending


Joseph C. Spero

Date Filed

December 20, 2011

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