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Bank Must Face Homeowner’s Negligence Claim Because It Owes A Duty To Use Reasonable Care In Processing Loan Modification

In Alvarez v. BAC Home Loans Servicing L.P. (August 7, 2014, A138443) --- Cal.App. 4th ---, the First District Court of Appeal reversed a judgment entered in favor of Defendants as to fraud, unfair competition and negligence...more

Legal Solutions, September 2013

Legal Solutions: the quarterly client newsletter from Sullivans Law: September 2013...more

Anti-SLAPP "protected activities" include filing of unlawful detainer actions

In Trapp v. Naiman, the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District decided an interesting real property case. The case began as a non-judicial foreclosure and unlawful detainer matter. The case then morphed...more

Legal Solutions, June 2013

Legal Solutions: your quarterly client newsletter from Sullivans Law: June 2013 ...more

New Westchester County NY - Application for Index Number

As of January 17, 2012, the following case types must be commenced electronically via the NYSCEF System in Westchester County: • Article 75 (arbitration) • Commercial, including Commercial Division eligible • Consumer...more

Texas Insurance Law Newsbrief - September 19, 2011

SOUTHERN DISTRICT JUDGE REJECTS FORM ANTI-APPRAISAL ARGUMENTS Federal District Judge Ewing Werlein (of the Houston Division of the Southern District) last week granted a motion to compel appraisal urged by Hartford and, in...more

Washington Court of Appeals Breaks New Ground in Insurers’ Duties When Handling Third-Party Liability Claims Before the Insured is...

SYNOPSIS On July 5, the Washington Court of Appeals issued its decision in Tarutis v. Farmers Insurance, concerning an insurer’s duty to accurately adjust claims and settle within policy limits. The Court held that the...more

California RESPA Lawyer Explains the RESPA Prohibitions Against Kickbacks and Fee Splitting

RESPA, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, was passed to address abusive practices such as kickbacks or referral fees that can result in higher costs to the home buyer. However, as a lawyer with RESPA experience,...more

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