Steven D. Burt

Steven D. Burt

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Deed of Trust Assignment without Debt Transfer Does Not Trigger TILA Notification Obligation, Maryland District Court Rules

The mere assignment of a deed of trust without a transfer of the underlying mortgage debt does not trigger a lender's obligation under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) to notify the borrower of the assignment, according to a...more

2/17/2015 - Assignments Deed of Trust Mortgages TILA

CFPB hearing in El Paso on proposal to disclose consumer complaint narratives sheds light on CFPB position, reveals concerns of...

The CFPB held a field hearing yesterday in El Paso, Texas, at which it described its proposal to expand the complaint data it publicly discloses in its Consumer Complaint Database to include consumer complaint narratives. We...more

7/21/2014 - CFPB Consumer Complaint System Disclosure Requirements

CFPB issues second report on servicemember complaints

Earlier this month, the CFPB issued a press release describing its second snapshot report of complaints from military consumers. The report details complaints the CFPB has received from servicemembers, veterans, and their...more

3/17/2014 - CFPB Credit Cards Debt Collection Military Service Members Mortgages

FTC Emphasizes 'Aggressive Enforcement' and 'Vigorous Education' on Military Consumer Protection Issues

Charles A. Harwood, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission, testified before a U.S. Senate committee last week about military consumer protection issues. Deputy Director Harwood's...more

11/27/2013 - CFPB Consumer Complaint System FTC Military Service Members Predatory Lending Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

HOLA Does Not Preempt Fraud Claims against Mortgage Loan Servicer, California District Court Rules

The Southern District of California recently held that claims against a mortgage loan servicer are not preempted by the Home Owners Loan Act (HOLA) when they rely on "general allegations of misrepresentation" and are only...more

9/5/2013 - Fraud HOLA Mortgage Loan Servicing Standards Mortgage Servicers Mortgages Preemption

Assignees Not Liable for Lender Violations of Maryland Secondary Mortgage Loan Law, Appeals Court Holds

In a decision that narrows the scope of potential liability for assignees of second mortgage loans secured by Maryland properties, the state’s intermediate appellate court recently rejected an attempt by borrowers to hold an...more

5/20/2013 - Assignees Borrowers Lender Liability Mortgages

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

Fifth Circuit Allows Defendants To Remove Mississippi Attorney General Lawsuit to Federal Court

In a decision that squarely conflicts with three other circuit courts, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a price-fixing case initiated by the State of Mississippi against various LCD display makers must be...more

11/30/2012 - CAFA Price-Fixing Removal

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