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Massachusetts AG Sues FHFA Over Foreclosure Policies

On June 2, Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) Martha Coakley filed a lawsuit against the FHFA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac for allegedly violating the state’s 2012 foreclosure prevention law, which, among other things,...more

Massachusetts Sues Fannie and Freddie for Blocking Home Buybacks

Earlier this month, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley initiated an action against Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Finance Agency for allegedly illegally impeding non-profit foreclosure buyback...more

Federal and California State FCA Claims Against NEMS Survive Summary Judgment

On May 13, 2014, a California federal court substantially denied summary judgment motions in United States ex rel. Trinh (No. 4:10-cv-01904 [consolidating Nos. C 10-1904 CW, C 12-2895 CW, C 10-2433 CW, C 10-4605 CW] [N.D....more

Religious Institutions - February 2014

Who owns the "church?" For most, this is an odd question. As children, many of us folded our hands and repeated a rhyme: "Here is the church. Here is the steeple. Open the doors and see the people." Nevertheless, for well...more

Southern District of New York Dismisses Complaint Against Madoff-Invested Fund

The US District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a complaint against J. Ezra Merkin and Gabriel Capital Corporation (together, Defendants), which together managed Ascot Fund Limited (Ascot), an offshore...more

The Discovery Rule – Landers v. Wabash Center (Ind. Ct. App. 2013)

In this week's post we examine Indiana's application of the Discovery Rule that, when applicable, can permit a claim to proceed even though it was filed after the statute of limitations has run. This discussion is conducted...more

New California Case - Trustee Cannot Condition Distribution on a Release, Bellows v. Bellows

New California case summary--a trustee cannot condition a distribution on the beneficiary providing a release or waiver of liability....more

Nonprofit Board Standard of Care, Risk Management, and Audit Committee Responsibilities Updated 05/19/2011

A detailed paper updated May 19, 2011 discussing nonprofit board standard of care, risk management, and audit committee responsbilities, including the California Nonprofit Integrity Act....more

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