Net Branch Sued Over YSPs to Hispanics A net branch firm based in California has been sued by the government over allegations that its originators charged higher yield-spread premiums to Hispanic borrowers. The 45-branch operation says it originates $2 billion annually. Golden Empire Mortgage Inc. was sued last week in U.S. District Court For the Central District of California by the Federal Trade Commission, according to a copy of the complaint. Also named as a defendant is owner Howard D. Kootstra. www.MortgageDaily.com/DiscriminatinGoldenEmpire051109.as Any comments especially CA appraisers?