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Former Congressman Steve Bartlett Joins the LEVICK Team
Taking it Seriously: Unusual Lease Violations in Virginia
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How to Fight a Wrongful Foreclosure
Abacus Bank Indicted for Mortgage Fraud; More Prosecutions to Come?
LEED Certification Basics and the Rise of Green Building—Lori Wisniewski Azzara
Whalen: Too Much Regulation Caused JP Morgan $2 Billion Loss
Sackett v EPA - Supreme Court Authorizes Pre-Enforcement Review of Clean Water Act Compliance Orders - David Cooke
Barofsky: Don't Believe Hype About $25B Mortgage Settlement
The Seventh Circuit recently ruled that under the False Claims Act (“FCA”) treble damages should be calculated by the net amount of loss suffered by the government (after appropriate setoffs or credits are deducted) rather...more
On March 21, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that damages awarded in a False Claims Act case should have been calculated using a “net trebling” method. United States v. Anchor Mortgage Corp., No....more
On December 4, the Justice Department announced a record-breaking recovery of $4.9 billion in settlements and judgments in civil cases brought under the False Claims Act (FCA) for the fiscal year ending September 20, 2012....more
On November 1, one of the five banks that entered into a comprehensive mortgage servicing settlement earlier this year with the federal government and 49 state attorneys general invoked that agreement in defense of claims...more
A number of significant changes to North Carolina’s lien and bond statutes were just signed into law. In part, these changes are in reaction to concerns from the title insurance industry about so-called “hidden” liens, the...more
This procedurally complex case boils down to a simple constitutional question: If the government reneges on a contract and forces a property owner to rent apartments at below-market rates for longer than originally agreed,...more
Effective July 1, all of the existing statutes governing mechanics liens, stop notices and payment bonds in California will be repealed and replaced by updated statutes.
In September 2010, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr....more
Today, the Virginia Supreme Court issued a number of opinions affecting the practice of Virginia local government law. These summaries are from the Virginia Supreme Court website....
101168 Campbell County v. Royal...more
Why FHFA-OIG Did This Audit
In 1997, the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae or Enterprise) established its Retained Attorney Network (RAN) to acquire default-related legal services associated with foreclosure,...more
Chase Bank and Fannie Mae concerning the HAMP program. This also includes the Dodd Frank Act and the NPV test. We are a firm in Utah doing this kind of work everyday for homeowners. Brian Arnold, Matt Wadsworth of Arnold &...more
Cummings Applauds End of “Retained Attorney Network”; Warns That Fannie and Freddie Must Ensure that Foreclosure Lawyers Follow the Law
Washington, DC (Nov. 9, 2012)
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the...more
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