Judge strikes blow to Quicken Loans' lawsuit against DOJ

Lender vows to continue fighting DOJ’s countersuit alleging that it improperly underwrote FHA-insured loans
  • According to the DOJ, from 2007 to 2011 Quicken Loans knowingly submitted claims for hundreds of improperly underwritten FHA-insured loans.
  • Quicken asserted that the DOJ used statistical sampling to draw its conclusions, and therefore violated the Administrative Procedures Act.
  • On Dec. 31, the DOJ's motion to dismiss the Quicken lawsuit was granted by the U.S. District Court.

A federal judge has struck down mortgage lender Quicken Loans’ lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice, but the company vows to continue fighting the claims that it mishandled government-backed mortgages.