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Chase Accuses Whistleblowers Of 'Blatant Forum Shopping'

Law360, New York (August 17, 2016, 7:00 PM EDT) -- JPMorgan Chase Bank NA on Wednesday accused whistleblowers of manipulating their False Claims Act case against the bank regarding a mortgage modification program by moving the suit from New York to Texas federal courts based on changing precedents, and argued the case rightly belongs in Washington, D.C.

The relators’ suit accusing the bank of falsely certifying its compliance with the Home Affordable Modification Program in a servicer participation agreement with the U.S. is governed by the SPA’s requirement that all litigation be handled in D.C. federal court, Chase said. The whistleblowers had moved the case from New York to Texas when...

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New York Southern

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September 30, 2013


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