Meltdown Pushes More Fiduciary Duties on Brokers

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"Attempts to pinpoint the causes of the housing crisis and prevent a recurrence have focused on mortgage brokers and home loan origination practices. Legislators have taken steps to impose fiduciary duties on residential mortgage brokers, and courts sympathetic to distressed borrowers have recently decided, in a number of cases, that mortgage brokers owe fiduciary duties to borrowers. An escalating legal trend toward recognition of the fiduciary duty of residential mortgage loan brokers is apparent."

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