Wells Fargo Exec Wants Gov’t Docs In $189M Fraud Suit

Law360, Washington (April 17, 2015, 2:09 PM EDT) -- A Wells Fargo Bank NA executive asked a New York federal judge on Thursday to make the government release 179 withheld documents in a $189 million mortgage insurance suit against the bank, saying the government has failed to show a lawful rationale for withholding them.

Ahead of a May 15 discovery deadline, Kurt Lofrano, a Wells Fargo vice president and a defendant in the federal fraud suit, told U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman the government had failed to meet its burden under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to excuse it from providing 41,000 documents to the defense and asked...

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