Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann says he is ready to sue subprime mortgage lenders and their secondary-market investors on Wall Street on behalf of borrowers and the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (which invested in subprime mortgage-backed securities).Ohio has the highest "serious" delinquency rate in the nation -- 3.4%, according to figures compiled by the Mortgage Bankers Association. The Ohio AG is expected to file at least one lawsuit in the next few weeks, alleging violations of the state's Consumer Sales Protection Act. The law prohibits unfair or deceptive practices in regard to consumer sales, which covers mortgages.

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