Abbott asked to consider suing mortgage company
HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) - The Texas county that includes Houston said Tuesday it planned to ask state Attorney General Greg Abbott to consider suing Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. over allegedly unpaid filing fees.
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said in an interview that a plan by lawyers for the county to hire outside attorneys to sue MERS for as much as $100 million in allegedly unpaid filing fees was postponed due to too many questions, including concerns over contingency fees to outside counsel.
"If this is something that affects county government all over the state, why isn't the state attorney general pursuing it?" Emmett said, according to Bloomberg.com.
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