The city of Los Angeles has filed a civil lawsuit against U.S. Bank, claiming that the lender failed to maintain foreclosed properties, illegally evicted hundreds of renters and contributed to neighborhood blight.

The 97-page complaint, filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, says that the Minneapolis bank disregarded "virtually every one of its legal duties" resulting in "an alarming number of vacant nuisance properties and substandard occupied housing units."

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