Outgoing Utah AG Settles with Bank of America – and Goes to Work for the Bank’s Lawyers

Outgoing Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff assures us that the fact that he’s going to work for a firm that “regularly represents Bank of America” has nothing to do with his decision to do an abrupt about-face and sign off on a settlement in a foreclosure case the bank appeared to be losing.

Just eleven days earlier, the original plaintiffs in the case had settled, but the state declined to enter into a settlement agreement—no surprise, given that the presiding judge had already issued a strong ruling in favor of the state’s position.  Assistant attorneys general working the case hoped for a final ruling that would guide future cases, but Shurtleff stepped in, signing off personally on the agreement that ended the case.

Read the full story here: Lawyers question Shurtleff’s 180 in foreclosure case