Nevada's attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto filed civil fraud charges against Lender Processing Services and two subsidiaries alleging the company engaged in a widespread fraud of forging foreclosure documents.

The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Clark County’s Eighth Judicial District Court, accuses Jacksonville, Fla.,-based Lender Processing Services (LPS) of forging signatures and fraudulently notarizing up to 4,000 documents a day in an effort to quickly process foreclosures on behalf of mortgage servicers.

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