Daniel McKenna

Daniel McKenna

Ballard Spahr LLP

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District Court Issues Crucial Ruling on Pennsylvania's Recording Statute

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has held that the failure to create and record written instruments evidencing assignments of mortgages and transfers of promissory notes secured by mortgages on...more

9/29/2014 - Assignments Loan Transfers Mortgages Promissory Notes Recording Requirements

Massive Hacking Operation Further Reveals Weakness of Passwords

A small private cybersecurity firm recently revealed that a Russian computer hacking organization amassed more than 1.2 billion username and password combinations. The data was collected across a wide swath of websites, from...more

8/12/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Protection Hackers Passwords Popular Russia

Natural Gas Boom Fuels Requests for Partial Releases from Mortgage Liens

Residential lenders and servicers are continuing to see a larger impact from the natural gas boom, and it is not just from properties hosting drilling operations. More lenders are seeing increasing numbers of borrowers...more

10/28/2013 - Liens Mineral Rights Mortgages Natural Gas Release Agreements Subsurface Estates

CFPB elaborates on stepped-up FCRA enforcement activity

Yesterday we blogged about CFPB Bulletin 2013-09, which examined the CFPB’s expectations of furnishers investigating disputes under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)....more

9/6/2013 - CFPB Enforcement FACT Act FCRA Investigations

The CFPB maintains that it is not making law through its amicus program

That was the message delivered by CFPB Assistant Director, To-Quyen Truong, at a program entitled “The CFPB’s Amicus Program and Trends in Consumer Litigation” sponsored by the Committee on Consumer Financial Services of the...more

8/19/2013 - CFPB Litigation Strategies Transparency

Director Cordray speaks at Philadelphia Residential Mortgage Diversion Program anniversary celebration

CFPB Director Richard Cordray was among the speakers at a program last week celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Philadelphia Residential Mortgage Diversion Program....more

6/18/2013 - Asset Diversification CFPB Cordray Mortgages

Statute of Frauds Bars Claims Seeking To Set Aside Foreclosure Sale Based On Oral Promises Related To Loan Modifications

The Fourth Circuit, in an unpublished opinion, recently held that an oral statement that borrowers should disregard notices of foreclosure sale while being considered for a loan modification is insufficient to set aside a...more

6/14/2013 - Foreclosure Loan Modifications Mortgages Statute of Frauds

The CFPB and privilege: the fight isn’t over

We blogged recently about H.R. 4014, which President Obama signed into law near the end of 2012....more

1/11/2013 - Attorney-Client Privilege CFPB Document Productions

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