The investigation by attorneys general in 50 U.S. states into banks’ foreclosure practices is on “a fast track” and any resolution might involve multiple settlements, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said.
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller , leader of a 50-state probe of foreclosure practices, said a settlement is “closer” and that state and federal officials want a monitor to ensure that banks keep their promises.
The five largest loan servicers, including Bank of America Corp. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. , may be the first to settle with the 50 state attorneys general probing foreclosure practices, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said.
California and New York, along with Florida, agreed to join more than 40 other states in a nationwide settlement 16 months in the making that seeks to end abusive bank foreclosure practices that followed the collapse of the housing bubble, a person familiar with the matter said.
New York lawmakers sent a letter to Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller saying they were “troubled” by the removal of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman from an executive committee of state officials negotiating a nationwide foreclosure settlement with U.S. banks.
Mortgage-backed securities holders are pushing for a resolution of a 50-state probe of foreclosure practices, attorneys general in Iowa and Arizona said as talks with lenders and servicers expand to include investors.