Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is the latest state AG to file suit against Countrywide Financial Corp. for allegedly pushing consumers into deceptive, unaffordable loans and workouts, and allegedly charging homeowners in default unjustified and excessive legal fees.

Blumenthal's lawsuit, filed in Superior Court in Hartford, seeks restitution of up to $100,000 per violation of state banking laws and up to $5,000 per violation of state consumer protection laws.

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