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Financial Services Report, Summer 2014

In This Issue: - Beltway Report - Bureau Report - Mobile Payments - Mortgage and Fair Lending Report - Operations Report - Preemption Report - Privacy Report - Arbitration Report - TCPA...more

Washington Amends Foreclosure Mediation Procedures

On March 31, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law HB 2723, which amends the foreclosure mediation process established by the 2011 Foreclosure Fairness Act. The bill, which takes effect June 12, 2014, amends the...more

Dodd-Frank News - March 2014: Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform And Consumer Protection Act Update

In This Issue: - Recent Cases January Through March 2014 ..Dodd-Frank Amendments to RESPA ..Dodd-Frank Prohibition on Arbitration Clauses ..Whistleblower Protection Under Dodd-Frank - News &...more

Can You Keep Up? Emergence of CFPB and Significant Developments Transform Consumer Finance Landscape

In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, Congress passed significant financial system reform legislation, the Dodd-Frank Act, which created a new regulator of financial institutions, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...more

In Case You Missed It - Three Cases Impact W.Va. Consumer Finance Law

Confirmation of the W.Va. Attorney General's Authority to Hire Private Counsel on Behalf of the State - For more than a decade, the circuit courts in West Virginia have wrestled with the issue of whether the State...more

Five Legal Topics for Washington Bankers to Consider This Fall

Summer vacations are over, and now bank management and directors need to focus on compliance. Below are five current legal topics that Washington bankers should be considering this fall. 1. Loans Secured by Residential...more

TILA Prohibition on Mandatory Arbitration Provisions in Mortgage Agreements Takes Effect June 1, 2013

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has enacted a new rule that will prohibit the inclusion of mandatory arbitration provisions and waivers of federal statutory causes of action in consumer mortgage and home equity loan...more

Dodd-Frank News - March 2013: Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform And Consumer Protection Act Monthly Update

In This Issue: - Recent Cases ..CFTC Jurisdiction Under the Commodity Exchange Act ..Dodd-Frank Amendment to the TILA ..Preemption ..Say-On-Pay Voting ..Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements ...more

Financial Services Report - Spring 2013

Editor’s Note - This is a dignified law firm newsletter, not like the “Brand X” versions. You won’t find pandering, attention-grabbing stories about Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian, Ashton Kutcher, Prince William, or...more

CFPB issues final rules on incentives and mandatory arbitration

The CFPB issued final rules reducing the financial incentives for loan officers and brokers in "risky and high-cost" consumer loans and toughening qualification standards for loan originators....more

CFPB Issues Final Rule on Loan Originator Compensation Requirements

The CFPB has issued a final rule to incorporate Dodd-Frank requirements into the existing Regulation Z loan originator compensation rule that applies to mortgage loans....more

GMA Condo Alert! (Winter 2012 edition)

Now that "the winter that never was" is finally over, we can safely reveal the Winter 2012 edition of our newsletter, featuring the Top 10 Condo Law Cases of 2011. Those of you contemplating a lawsuit or already up to your...more

The Map of the Iceberg of Toxic Foreclosure/Richard F. Kessler

The inappropriate use of toxic documents which has become the subject of extensive media coverage is only the tip of the iceberg of toxic foreclosure, what some legal experts describe as a fundamentally-flawed and...more

16 Types of Toxic Documents which Impewde Foreclosure

A great deal of media attention has been given to "Robo-signing" where a person improperly signs a document filed in court including forging a notarization or authenticating a debt by affidavit where the affiant has no...more

GMA Condo Alert (2010 Conference Edition)

Attendees at the 14th Annual ACMO/CCI-Toronto Condominium Conference received in their delegate bag a complimentary copy of the Conference Edition of Gardiner Miller Arnold's Condo Alert! newsletter. In response to popular...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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