Austin v. Ameriquest Mortgage Corp. (U.S. District Court, Northern Dist. of GA)

Jay Daniel Brownstein

Case Conclusion Date:February 27, 2007

Practice Area:Debt / Lending Agreements

Outcome:Plaintiff's motion was granted, and the case was transferred back to state court rather than being combined with hundreds of other lawsuits pending in federal court. Case later settled for confidential sum.

Description:Plaintiff borrower brought suit against lender in state court alleging fraud and related claims in connection with issuance of mortgage loan. Lender, who was party to hundreds of similar actions pending in federal court, transferred the case to federal court contending that the suit was improperly brought in state court. Plaintiff moved to remand the case back to state court.