Statement By Jeffrey Lerner, Communications Director For New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, Regarding First America

"This is a meritless motion made in the wrong court. First American's vain attempts to raise procedural roadblocks should not distract from the damning facts laid out in great detail in the complaint: First American and its subsidiary eAppraiseIT colluded with Washington Mutual to inflate the appraisal values of tens of thousands of homes. We intend to move to remand the matter to New York State court, where the case belongs. Attorney General Cuomo will continue to fight appraisal fraud and mortgage fraud on behalf of New York consumers."

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