For those class action defense attorneys who defend against RESPA (Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act) class actions, we provide here the text of the statute as a resource. RESPA prohibits lenders from charging borrowers certain fees in 12 U.S.C. § 2610, which provides as follows:
§ 2610. Prohibition of fees for preparation of truth-in-lending, uniform settlement, and escrow account statements
No fee shall be imposed or charge made upon any other person (as a part of settlement costs or otherwise) by a lender in connection with a federally related mortgage loan made by it (or a loan for the purchase of a mobile home), or by a servicer (as the term is defined under section 2605(i) of this title), for or on account of the preparation and submission by such lender or servicer of the statement or statements required (in connection with such loan) by sections 2603 and 2609(c) of this title or by the Truth in Lending Act.