As part of the much-publicized $26 billion mortgage foreclosure settlement between the five largest mortgage lenders, 49 states attorneys general, and the United States, Bank of America has agreed to pay $1 billion to resolve False Claims Act allegations relating to its mortgage lending practices. According to the press release issued by United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta E. Lynch, federal prosecutors had been investigating Bank of America since 2009.
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Just one month after its decision in United Space Alliance, the District Court for the District of Columbia has again addressed the question of limits on OFCCP’s audit rights. In Bank of America N.A. v. Solis, No. 09-2009 (D.D.C. Dec. 13, 2011) [pdf], United States Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson issued a report and recommendation adopting the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable search and seizure as a limit on OFCCP’s ability to select contractors for audit.Continue Reading OFCCP document requests as an unreasonable search and seizure