Brett Messinger

Brett Messinger

Duane Morris LLP

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Bankruptcy Court Finds Debtor Entitled to a "Free House" Because Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint Barred by New Jersey Statute of...

Mortgage lenders should be aware of the New Jersey statute of limitations on mortgage foreclosure complaints. In In re Washington, 2014 Bankr. LEXIS 4649 (Bankr. D.N.J. Nov. 5, 2014), the United States Bankruptcy Court for...more

12/16/2014 - Consumer Bankruptcy Foreclosure Mortgage Lenders Mortgage Servicers Statute of Limitations

Maine Supreme Court Decision Limits Scope of MERS' Ability to Assign Mortgages

On July 3, 2014, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court issued a ruling in Bank of America, N.A. v. Greenleaf, 2014 ME 89 (Me. July 3, 2014), significantly affecting the ability of Mortgage Electronic Registration System, Inc....more

7/15/2014 - MERS Mortgage Loan Originators Mortgages

New Jersey Bill Requires Creditors to Maintain Vacant Property During Pending Foreclosures

Effective July 14, 2014, New Jersey municipalities will be authorized to penalize creditors who do not address code violations or abate nuisances on vacant or abandoned residential property subject to a pending foreclosure...more

7/9/2014 - Abandoned Property Foreclosure Mortgages Nuisance

Revised Common Level Ratio for Philadelphia May Entitle Certain Taxpayers to a Refund

A recent change may affect the parties to certain real estate transactions with respect to property located in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, that took place on or after July 1, 2012....more

2/20/2013 - Common Level Ratio Fair Market Value Property Tax Property Valuation State Tax Equalization Boards Tax Refunds

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