Massachusetts authorities sue H&R Block


BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts authorities sued H&R Block Inc (HRB .N) on Tuesday, charging that its mortgage unit discriminated against black and Latino borrowers and escalated a crisis over property foreclosures in the state.
The lawsuit is the first by a U.S. state to accuse a subprime-mortgage lender of civil rights violations following the recent, nationwide wave of foreclosures of homes in poor, often black, neighborhoods.
The complaint, filed by Massachusetts