Wells Fargo, which purchased Wachovia in 2008, has reached a settlement with investors which claimed Wachovia misled investors on the sale of securities between 2006 and 2008. Investors have accused Wachovia of intentionally misrepresenting the "quality of assets linked to the mortgage portfolio of Golden West Financial." The marketing material in question emanates from the marketing of 30 bond and security sales which totaled more than $35 billion, much of which came from "pick-a-pay" loans or option adjustable rate mortgages. Mary Eshet, a spokesman for the bank, agreed to the $590 million settlement "in order to avoid the distraction, risk and expense of on-going litigation" and "does not constitute an admission of Wells Fargo of liability or any violation of law by Wachovia." Attorney's representing the investors stated "these settlements reflect an outstanding result for bond and preferred security purchases who were damaged as a result of false and misleading offering materials." As many investors take to the courts to try to undo the damage done to them by the unscrupulous lending activities by many banks, where is the justice for the homeowners. If you are facing a Florida Foreclosure Lawsuit, contact a Jacksonville Foreclosure Defense Lawyer to determine what foreclosure defenses may be available to you.
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