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9th Circuit revives part of foreclosure lawsuit against U.S. Bank

A federal appeals court has revived part of a Hawaii property owner’s lawsuit alleging that U.S. Bank tried to discourage competitive bidding when it sold her house at foreclosure so it could buy it for itself at a bargain price.

In a decision on Wednesday, a unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s dismissal of property owner Julie Sigwart’s claims that the bank violated a Hawaii consumer law against unfair and deceptive practices by postponing a foreclosure sale and failing to publish notice of the new date.

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