High Court Asked To Review Countrywide Loan Fee Class Suit

Law360, New York (September 2, 2014, 6:32 PM EDT) -- A Missouri couple has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Eighth Circuit's dismissal of their proposed class action against Countrywide Home Loans Inc. over allegedly unauthorized mortgage fees, claiming the decision permits defendants to dodge state law claims by removing cases to federal court.

Attorneys for Jerry and Golda Washington claimed the circuit court created an unconstitutionally conflicting system of laws by rejecting a Missouri Court of Appeals decision applying a six-year statute of limitations under state law to civil claims, arguing that the decision promotes forum-shopping by defendants looking to escape such claims via a three-year federal court...

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