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Another NY Appellate Division Holds that Appraisers have “No Right” to Inspect a Private Residence under the Fourth Amendment

We previously reported on a Second Department case that held a municipal agent (including a private appraiser hired by a municipality) is not automatically entitled to an inspection of a private residence to prepare an...more

It’s Reassessment Time in Indiana. Can the Tax Assessor Waltz into Your Home or Business?

Not under the U.S. Constitution. However, the chapter of Indiana’s property tax code addressing real property assessment provides that a county assessor or authorized representative “may, after first making known the...more

Keeping Tabs on a Bad Neighbor

When a conflict arises between neighbors, attorneys often recommend that their clients keep a record of events. A written log of dates and times is one thing, but a video or audio recording can easily step over the line from...more

Fourth Amendment Precludes Inspection Of Private Property Even In Assessment Review Litigation

Recently there has been increasing debate regarding if and when assessing jurisdictions, or its agents, can invade the privacy of New York residents. Even New York’s governor has been impacted by this issue. Last week, the...more

Legal Update: Government Precondemnation Entry and Inspection – A Review of Property Reserve, Inc. v. Superior Court (2014)

There are four ways the government can enter onto private property: - It has permission of the property owner. - In an emergency (Tenth Amendment/police power). - It has a search warrant, based on...more

Insurance Recovery Law -- Oct 29, 2013

California Insurance Dreamin’ - Why it matters: The Swanson decision establishes a clear boundary line for an insurer’s Cumis obligations. Just because a conflict existed at one point in the litigation and the insurer...more

Legal aid group files FOIA appeal with CFPB seeking release of mortgage complaint narratives

MFY Legal Services, an organization whose services include providing free legal assistance to New York City residents, has appealed the CFPB’s decision to withhold mortgage complaint narratives it requested pursuant to the...more

Mortgage Banking Update - March 21, 2013

In This Issue: - Uniform State Test Implementation Nearing - Mortgage Servicer's Alleged Failure To Be Licensed Subjects Company to Claims under State and Federal Debt Collection Statutes - Sixth Circuit...more

Argument Report: When May the Homeowners' Association Security Stop and Detain?

Our reports on the civil oral arguments of the Illinois Supreme Court's November term conclude with Poris v. Lake Holiday Property Owners Association. ...more

CFPB: Treatment of Privileged Information - Final Rule

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the "CFPB" or "Bureau") issued its Final Rule ("Rule") on July 5, 2012, adopting its Proposed Rule, without modification, regarding the confidential treatment of information by adding...more

InfoBytes, June 1, 2012 - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry.

Topics In This Issue: Federal Issues; State Issues; Courts; Firm News; Mortgages; Consumer Finance; Securities; Litigation; and Privacy/Data Security. Excerpt From Federal Issues: CFPB Delays Release of...more

Financial Services Report, Fall 2008

Financial Services Report, Fall 2008 In this Issue: *Editor?s Note * MoFo Metrics * Beltway Report * Operations Report * Firm Offer Update * Mortgage Report * Preemption Report * Privacy Report *Arbitration...more

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