Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann has sued 10 mortgage lenders as part of an initiative to enforce Ohio's predatory lending laws, which were effective on January 1, 2007. Dann's suit alleges that the lenders pressured appraisers to inflate property values, causing borrowers to pay more than their homes were worth. Dann is asking for injunctions, civil penalties, and reimbursement for affected consumers. Two of the lenders who were sued are from the Northeast Ohio area- First Ohio Banc & Lending Inc. of Independence and Island Financial LLC of Twinsburg. Five of the complaints were filed in Franklin County, 3 were filed in Belmont County, and 1 were filed in each of Butler and Hamilton Counties. Click here to read the Columbus Dispatch's article on the lawsuit. You can also check out the Crain's Cleveland Business article. Click here to reach Ohio's Office of Consumer Affairs.