Shaterian v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. , (N.D.Cal.)
January 11, 2012

A borrower stated a claim against a lender for violations of TILA disclosure requirements by alleging that the lender had failed to clearly and conspicuously disclose that payment schedules for an option adjustable rate mortgage (Option ARM) on the borrower’s residence were not based on the actual interest rate, and that negative amortization would occur if the borrower followed the payment schedule provided. The court found that the borrower’s state law claims for aiding and abetting fraud, fraud through misrepresentation in an oral contract, and breach of contract were not preempted by Home Owners’ Loan Act (HOLA), but that HOLA preempted his claim for fraudulent omissions.



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