No DTPA claim in mortgage servicing case

Another 2013 mortgage case affirmed judgment for a mortgage servicer on contact, promissory estoppel and tort claims about an unsuccessful HAMP modification negotiation.  The holding of note is that the plaintiffs’ DTPA claim failed as a matter of law.  James v. Wells Fargo Bank, No. 12-10861 (May 3, 2013, unpublished). (quoting Montalvo v. Bank of America, 864 F. Supp. 2d 567, 595 (W.D. Tex. 2012) (“Texas federal courts have recently addressed DTPA claims like [plaintiff]’s claim and concluded that a person seeking a loan modification under the HAMP using a loan servicer is not a consumer under the DTPA.”)

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