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CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF IMPLIED COVENANT OF GOOD FAITH AND FAIR DEALING, VIOLATION OF THE UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW, AND PROMISSORY ESTOPPEL.
THE 9TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS REVERSED THE...more
1. Whether the district court erred in ruling that plaintiffs failed to allege
the existence of binding TPP Agreements.
2. Whether the district court erred by dismissing plaintiffs’ breach of
Wells Fargo Mortgage Modification Lawsuits Revived by Court
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IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FIFTH APPELLATE DISTRICT OPINION ORDERED PUBLISHED ON 8/8/2013 Re: Borrower May Challenge The Securitized Trust’s Chain of Ownership
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IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FIFTH APPELLATE DISTRICT OPINION ORDERED PUBLISHED ON 8/8/13
Re: Borrower May Challenge The Securitized Trust’s Chain of Ownership
Glaski v. Bank of America, N.A.
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Civil Action No. 3:13-cv-447
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