Green Tree Financial Corp. won a case this month involving soliciting a high-rate home-improvement loan, but in May lost a case in another court over the same clause, which compels the borrowers in that case to arbitrate.

The borrowers in the May case claimed that they were victims of a scheme in which home-improvement contractors conspired with a subprime lender to solicit high-rate second mortgages to finance substandard home-improvements work, according to attorneys at Goodwin, Proctor & Hoar.

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