The legal dispute between Mortgage.com of Sunrise, Fla., and Credit.com of Alameda, Calif., heated up this week as the latter moved to block a co-branding agreement that its adversary signed with Wells Fargo & Co.

A motion for preliminary injunction - filed by Credit.com late last Friday - came in response to Mortgage.com's announcement last Thursday that it would make Wells "the premiere provider of home equity products through the Mortgage.com Web site."

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