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St. Louis County Ordinance Requiring Pre-Foreclosure Mediation Unconstitutional, Missouri Supreme Court Holds

The Missouri Supreme Court recently ruled that a St. Louis County ordinance requiring lenders to mediate with borrowers prior to foreclosure was void ab initio because it was not directed to a matter of purely municipal...more

State Law Update: Recent Changes in Maryland, Minnesota, and Mississippi

Maryland Adds Foreclosure Registration Requirement, Authorizes Pre-file Mediation, Amends Mortgage Licensing. On May 2, Maryland Governor O’Malley signed House Bill 1373, which establishes a state foreclosed property...more

Foreclosure Mediation Program Encouraging Judicial Review of Mediations

Nevada’s Foreclosure Mediation Program recently began sending a form letter (the Letter) to homeowners shortly after participation in the Foreclosure Mediation Program. A copy of the Letter is included on the next page. The...more

Financial Services Report -- Winter 2012

In This Issue: Beltway Report; Bureau Report; Operations Report; Privacy Report; Arbitration Report; Mortgage Report; and Preemption Report Excerpt from "Beltway Report" The Volcker Rule Proposal Ever...more

GMA Condo Alert! (2011 Condo Conference edition)

Each of the 1,000+ attendees at the spectacular ACMO/CCI-T Condominium Conference earlier this month received a complimentary copy of the Conference Edition of our Condo Alert! newsletter in their delegate bag. In case you...more

Financial Services Report - Fall 2011

In this issue: Arbitration Report; Beltway Report; Mortgage Report; Operations Report; Plastic Report; Preemption Report; Privacy Report; and MoFo Metrics. Call us “Hobbits” if you will, Senator McCain, but expect more...more

Foreclosure Fairness Act - Recent legislation adds a new mediation step to the foreclosure process.

As of July 22, Washington state’s new foreclosure mediation program, established by the Foreclosure Fairness Act (FFA), provides a mechanism for borrowers facing foreclosure to pursue modified loan agreements with the help of...more

Financial Services Report - Volume 10. No 1 - Spring 2011

In this issue: Beltway Report; Operations Report; Plastic Report; Mortgage Report; Privacy Report; Arbitration Report; and Preemption Report. Consider this Editor’s Note your amuse bouche. We start you off with a...more

State & Local Foreclosure Mediation Programs Can They Save Homes

Written By Geoffry Walsh Staff Attorney National Consumer Law Center, Geoff Walsh has been a legal services attorney for over twenty-five years and is presently a staff attorney with National Consumer Law Center The...more

Nevada Forclosure Mediation Program, Supreme Court Order

Nevada Forclosure Mediation Program

About the Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program CREATING THE PROGRAM Assembly Bill 149 was passed by the Nevada Legislature during the 2009 session and signed by Governor Jim Gibbons. Its purpose is to address the...more

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