In one of the first cases of its kind in Ohio, a Youngstown-area woman is suing JPMorgan Chase for allegedly violating a new law aimed at protecting home owners.
Bethanne Wasko, of Poland, has filed a complaint accusing the nation’s largest bank of violating a provision of the Dodd-Frank law that requires lenders to work in good faith with customers who have applied for a loan modification.
Instead of trying to work with Wasko, Chase “literally did everything the opposite,” said Cleveland attorney Marc Dann, who is representing Wasko. Chase declined comment.
In this case, Chase filed for foreclosure against Wasko despite the pending loan modification request, according to the suit.