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Federal Judge William Young in Massachusetts is making an unusual request of Wells Fargo in a Sept. 17 ruling in which he's requiring the bank's president and a majority of its board to approve a corporate resolution stating...more
The objective of this study is to provide FBI program managers and the general public with relevant data to better understand the threat posed by mortgage fraud. The report was requested by the Financial Crimes Section,...more
LIES: Eric Holder Owes the American People an Apology
When Holder first trotted out these figures last October, he bragged during a press conference about the results of the government’s “Distressed Homeowner Initiative,”...more
1. Whether the district court erred in ruling that plaintiffs failed to allege
the existence of binding TPP Agreements.
2. Whether the district court erred by dismissing plaintiffs’ breach of
The June Mortgage Monitor report released by Lender Processing Services (NYSE: LPS) found that the nearly 10 percent spike in the national delinquency rate reported in the company’s “First Look” at mortgage performance was...more
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FORMER EXECUTIVE AT FLORIDA-BASED LENDER PROCESSING SERVICES INC. SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR ROLE IN...more
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s Minimum Standards for Prioritization and Handling Borrower Files Subject to Imminent Foreclosure Sale for all OCC Regulated Banks.
The OCC guidance is significant because it...more
Senator Elizabeth Warren Pushes Feds For Answer On Big Bank Enforcement
WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) raised the stakes of her quest to find out why a single Wall Street bank has not been prosecuted in the...more
ROBO-LITIGATION Re: Attorney Misconduct at Foreclosure Mills
The scale of attorney malfeasance in connection with the foreclosure crisis is
enormous. Whether attorneys knowingly filed false documents or simply failed to...more
The FDIC has scheduled the following three free teleconferences on the CFPB’s new mortgage-related rules for officers and employees of FDIC-supervised institutions...
RESULTS OF REVIEW
Wells Fargo did not establish effective control over its foreclosure process. This failure permitted a control environment in which
The affiants routinely signed and certified that they had personal...more
Seattle – May 29, 2012 – Attorneys representing former home appraisal manager Kyle W. Lagow, who blew the whistle on widespread fraud at Countrywide Financial, today announced the final settlement of Mr. Lagow’s whistleblower...more
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The recently reported three (3) panel decision in Vukman v. Beneficial Consumer Discount Company brings into play the validity of using the Uniform Act 91 Notice that was adopted on June 5, 1999 by the Pennsylvania Housing...more
On March 7, 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued guidance regarding examination procedures pertaining to compliance with the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 (SAFE Act or...more
On June 29, 2011, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a request for comments regarding the requirement to implement a program to supervise certain nondepository covered persons for compliance with Federal...more
Real Estate Investors are frequently criticized by Agents and Brokers because investors seemingly make huge profits in one day by purchasing a house for a low price and selling it for much more money. Investors flip houses on...more
Many dream of the day when they can start their own business. Unfortunately for some once the dream finally happens it ends all too soon. I am seeing many businesses that were quite successful for a number of years who have...more
Everybody with forgiven debt should feel exhilarated. Nonetheless, such exhilaration might be premature as the individual might have to pay taxes on the forgiven debt, unless an exemption applies. Let us review some of these...more
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Did Florida residents who purchased homes from housing giant KB Home (NYSE: KBH) fall victim to the same scheme home purchasers claim the housing giant used in California, Arizona and Nevada?
Earlier this year, we filed...more
It is hard to conceive that a French philosopher from the 17th century could have an impact on our current housing crisis, but as luck would have it, Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu may have...more
This document is the Brief of Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. in support of the Motion to Dismiss filed in the adversary proceeding of Donald Walton, United States Trustee v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., in the United States...more
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