Consumer Protection Residential Real Estate Business Organization

Read Consumer Protection updates, news, and legal commentary from leading lawyers and law firms:
News & Analysis as of

Henning vs Wachovia Mortgage FSB aka Wells Fargo Bank N.A.

Federal Judge William Young in Massachusetts Orders Wells Fargo and a majority of its board to approve a corporate resolution...

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

FBI's Mortgage Fraud Report as Prepared by the Financial Crimes Intelligence Unit

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

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE PRESS RELEASE Re: Government Restated their Statistics because it "Got Caught Red-Handed" by Bloomberg News

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

PHILLIP R. CORVELLO, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, DBA America’s Servicing Company, DBA Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc., Defendant-Appellee

APPELLANTS’ OPENING BRIEF Re: Wells Fargo Mortgage Modification Lawsuits Revived by 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

ISSUES PRESENTED 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 TPP...more

LPS Mortgage Monitor July 2013 Mortgage Performance Observations

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

FORMER EXECUTIVE LORRAINE BROWN AT FLORIDA-BASED LENDER PROCESSING SERVICES INC. SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR ROLE IN...

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 25, 2013 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...

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's May 14, 2013 letter to Ben Bernanke, Eric Holder, & Mary Jo White

Senator Elizabeth Warren's May 14, 2013 letter to The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, U.S. Department of Justice...

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

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

FDIC to host banker teleconferences on CFPB mortgage rules

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... ...more

REPORT of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Re: Audit for Wells Fargo Bank,Foreclosure and Claims Process

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

Two Bank of America Fraud Whistleblowers Settle Claims, Including Former LandSafe/Countrywide Employee Who Earned $14 Million...

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

Construction Oberview: Maryland Court of Appeals Rules that Consumer Protection Act Applies to Condominium Resale Disclosures

In a unanimous opinion filed on April 30, 2012, the Maryland Court of Appeals has established that provisions of the Maryland Consumer Protection Act apply to the information contained in a condominium resale certificate. The...more

Has the Pennsylvania Superior Court Created Chaos and Uncertainty for Existing and Already Completed Foreclosures?

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

CFPB Issues S.A.F.E. Act Examination Procedures

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

CFPB: Defining "Larger Participant"

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

Flopping or a Valid Increase in Market Value?

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

Small Business & Bankruptcy: Arizona Bankruptcy Attorney

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

Debt Forgiveness May Increase Your Tax Bill

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

Real Estate Purchase Agreements: Not Exactly Ten Pages of Legal Mumbo-Jumbo

In considering a purchase or sale of real estate, whether represented by a real estate professional or braving the process on your own, one of the most important first steps in the process is drafting and signing the...more

Is KB Home (NYSE: KBH) Illegally Inflating Florida Home Prices?

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

The Countrywide Blacklist

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

Donald Walton, United States Trustee v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.

Motion to Dismiss of Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.

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

23 Results
|
View per page
Page: of 1

Follow Consumer Protection Updates on: