2and practices in violation of state consumer protection statutes.
2.The Plaintiffs, Charlie and Maria Cardoso are husband and wife who reside inMassachusetts at 255 Heritage Drive, New Bedford, MA and own a second home at 9168Geneva Street, Spring Hill, Florida.3.The defendant Bank of America (“BOA”) is a corporation headquartered at Bank of America Corporate Center, 100 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28255.4.Defendants John Does 1-5 are the yet identified employees, agents, contractors or other persons ordered, hired or told by BOA to trespass on the Plaintiff’s property and to disposeof the Plaintiff’s personal possessions.
JURISDICTION AND VENUE
5.This court has jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C.S. §1332(a)(1) as there existsdiversity of all parties and the amount in controversy exceeds $75,000. The Defendants, as BOAor its employees and/or agents, have sufficient contacts with Massachusetts as it has a substantialnumber of bank branches here and enters into a substantial number of loans in theCommonwealth.6.Venue is properly laid as all Defendants directly and/or as agents, representativesand/or employees of BOA do business in this jurisdiction or otherwise have substantial contactswithin this jurisdiction.
FACTUAL ALLEGATIONS COMMON TO ALL COUNTS
7.The Plaintiffs own their Spring Hill, Florida home free of any mortgages andliens. The street address of their Spring Hill, Florida home is 9168 Geneva Street. Mr. Cardoso
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