Loan Modification Row Belongs In Federal Court, 9th Circ. Told

Law360, San Francisco (October 7, 2013, 7:53 PM EDT) -- Bank of America NA and other lenders on Monday urged the Ninth Circuit to reverse a decision sending to state court a customer “mass action” accusing banks of wrongly refusing borrowers loan modifications, arguing it belongs in federal court because the plaintiffs want a single trial.

A California federal court was wrong to remand the case back to the Sacramento Superior Court because, although the case isn't intended as a class action, the 137 plaintiffs say their claims against Bank of America, Countrywide Home Loans Inc.,...
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