SEATTLE — Attorneys for former mortgage customers of Bank United Corp. are suing Washington Mutual Inc., which bought the Texas thrift in February.

The law firm of Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll PLLC said in a press statement Friday that it had filed a class action in Pierce County Superior Court in Washington for borrowers who are claiming that Bank United of Texas, a subsidiary of Bank United, “engaged in deceptive, unfair, and oppressive business practices” and “breached the mortgage loan contracts which govern their mortgage loan servicing transactions.”

Bank United was the fourth-largest depository institution in Texas at the time Wamu bought it.

A Washington Mutual spokeswoman was not immediately available to comment.

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