NEW YORK (AP) — Massachusetts is suing five major banks including Bank of America Corp. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. over deceptive foreclosure practices.

The lawsuit also names Wells Fargo & Co., Citigroup Inc., and Ally Financial. It was filed in Massachusetts Wednesday by Attorney General Martha Coakley.

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The complaint also names Mortgage Electronic Registration System, Inc. and its parent company as defendants.

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The lawsuit is seeking redress for what Coakley calls “unlawful and deceptive” conduct in the foreclosure process, including unlawful foreclosures, false documentation, robo-signing, and deceptive practices related to loan modifications.

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