CitiMortgage must face a proposed class action accusing it of using falsely notarized documents for hundreds of foreclosures in multiple states, a federal appeals court ruled.
In a 2-1 decision on Friday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a lower court erred in dismissing the lawsuit on the grounds that named plaintiff David Kester had failed to show that the documents had a material defect. Arizona law bars the filing of invalid property documents, and Kester did not have to prove that the documents were materially defective, the appeals court said.
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