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It's been a while since we focused on the whole condemnation of underwater mortgages scheme but that doesn't mean the idea has died off. To the contrary, apparently at least four California cities have now signed advisory...more
It all began with a Bloomberg article. Although the CFPB spying on the financial habits of at least 10 million consumers seems to be a far cry from NSA's spying on the telephone calls, emails, snail mails, website usage, and...more
On June 19, the city council of North Las Vegas, Nevada, reportedly voted to explore the potential use of the government’s eminent domain powers to seize underwater mortgages from trusts, write down the loan principal, and...more
A number of industry groups1 (the “Industry Groups”) raised concerns recently when Mortgage Resolution Partners (“MRP”) entered into contracts with two additional municipalities to formalize the use of eminent domain programs...more
Following the invalidation of three presidential “recess” appointments to the NLRB by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in Noel Canning v. NRLB, theories continue to swirl about the fate of Director Cordray....more
The New Jersey Appellate Division found that homeowners' excessive delay in raising their standing arguments precluded potential defenses and affirmed that a foreclosure judgment received by a party lacking standing is not...more
The latest developments in the fight over the use of eminent domain to seize underwater mortgages in California and elsewhere have important implications for lenders nationwide.
The debate over the use of eminent domain...more
Banks, lenders and mortgage servicers have added a new weapon to their arsenal to defeat homeowners in the foreclosure crisis. . .legislation. Unhappy with crowded court dockets and the prying eyes of homeowners’ attorneys...more