2servicer’s press statements about loan modifications and forbearance agreements followingcollapse of the U.S. housing market.
2. The court has federal question jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. §1331 over the claimsarising under 12 U.S.C. § 2605.3. The court has supplemental jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. §1367 over Plaintiffs’claims of breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, unreasonable collection efforts, andviolations of the Texas Debt Collection Act because Plaintiffs’ claims are so related to the claimswithin the court's original jurisdiction that they form part of the same case or controversy underArticle 3 of the U.S. Constitution.4. The court has diversity jurisdiction over the lawsuit under 28 U.S.C. §1332(a)(1)because all Plaintiffs and all Defendants are citizens of different states and the amount incontroversy exceeds $75,000, excluding interest and costs.
5. Plaintiffs Joyce Harryman (Victoria County, Texas), Leticia Lerma Gonzalez(Webb County, Texas), Kim Yvette Thompson (Travis County, Texas), Diana Gonzalez(Hidalgo County, Texas), Lea Cornejo (El Paso County, Texas), Brandon Krauskopf (GillespieCounty, Texas), Donna Batts (Travis County, Texas), Karen Mathews (Bexar County, Texas),Kim Armendarez (Bastrop County, Texas), Pete Armendarez (Bastrop County, Texas), SherryBiggs (Williamson County, Texas), William Biggs (Williamson County, Texas), VanessaJackson (Bastrop County, Texas), Agapito Jalamos (Val Verde County, Texas), and Maria DeLourdes Jalamos (Val Verde County, Texas) are
who are residents of the State of Texas.
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