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On November 20, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released the nearly 1,900-page final RESPA-TILA Integrated Disclosures Rule. The rule will be effective for applications received on or after August 1, 2015. The...more
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Staff Papers
The Costs and Consequences of the 2007–09 Financial Crisis
The Financial Crisis Cost More Than $14 Trillion: Dallas Fed Study
The financial crisis likely cost at least a...more
The July 2013 issue of the “Mortgage Banking” magazine focuses on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (or “CFPB”). The coverline is this: “CFPB – A Powerful New Overseer.”...more
On December 6, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that a property reporting firm cannot be held liable for a willful violation of FCRA because the firm’s interpretation that it was not a consumer reporting...more
As a component of its “Know Before You Owe” project and pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”), the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (the “CFPB”) issued its proposed...more
CALIFORNIA SENATE BILL No. 1474
An act to amend Sections 781 and 923 of the Penal Code, relating to grand jury proceedings.
Approved by Governor September 25, 2012.
Filed Secretary of State September 25,...more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed amendments to Regulation X (Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act) and Regulation Z (Truth in Lending Act) that create new disclosure requirements and uniform...more
March 15 (Bloomberg Law) -- The $25 billion mortgage settlement between lenders and state attorneys general won't help nearly as many people as its touted to, Neil Barofsky, the former Special US Treasury Department Inspector...more
Part I of a Three-Part Series on Financial Reform Legislation.
Published in National Mortgage Professional Magazine
First Published: August 2010
Re-Published: August 2011
Part I outlines the general features of the...more
On May 25, 2011, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a proposed rule implementing several provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act (Dodd-Frank), including the transfer of functions from the Office of Thrift...more
Posted by George E. Bourguignon, Jr., Foreclosure defense attorney.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has issued its long awaited decision related to foreclosure defense: US Bank, N.A. v. Ibanez. This decision was...more
On November 5, 2010, the Division of Banking of the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation (the “DBR”) introduced Banking Regulation 6 entitled “Surety Bond and Minimum Net Worth Pursuant to the Secure and Fair...more
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Makes Changes to the Federal Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009
On July 21, 2010, the President signed the federal Wall Street Reform and Consumer...more