Barry Fagan – Law Offices of Barry S Fagan

Malibu, CA, United States

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Foreclosure Starts and 90 Day Defaults Rise Again

Foreclosure starts rose in July for the third month in a row, as the 90,690 homes foreclosed on in July was 2.7% higher than the 88,314 foreclosures started in June and 15.1% over the 78,796 foreclosures started in April. In…more

City of Malibu's Resolution No. 14-58 Requesting that the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) Conduct Further Source Testing for PCBs at all Malibu School Campuses and in All Rooms

At the request of Mayor Peak, Resolution No. 14-58 requests that the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) conduct further source testing for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at all Malibu school campuses and in…more

May v. PHH Mortgage Corporation Re: Bank Failed to Demonstrate it Possessed the Note at time it Filed Complaint Resulting in Court Ordered Involuntary Dismissal

Susan M. May appeals a final judgment of foreclosure entered in favor of PHH Mortgage Corporation (the bank) following a nonjury trial. On April 11, 2008, the bank filed a two count complaint against May for foreclosure…more
Leroy Fonteno v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Fonteno v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Re: California Foreclosure Sale Reversed

In 2011, Wells Fargo foreclosed on the plaintiffs’ residential mortgage loan and purchased their home at a trustee sale conducted by First American. Plaintiffs sued, alleging, that defendants violated their deed of trust’s…more
Joseph Henning vs Wachovia Mortgage FSB aka Wells Fargo Bank N.A.

Federal Judge William Young Orders Wells Fargo and a Majority of its Board to Approve a Corporate Resolution Stating they Stand behind their Lawyers' Legal Tactics, After which the Case Settles

Federal Judge William Young in Massachusetts ordered Wells Fargo in a Sept. 17, 2013 ruling to have their bank's president and a majority of its board to approve a corporate resolution stating they stand behind their lawyers'…more

Insider Trading Rules Don’t Apply To Congress

Congress has created a body of laws that act as public-alert systems to both prevent and reveal when powerful private and public figures abuse their authority to boost personal wealth. The ethics laws — and rules from regulatory…more

Consumer Relief Re: Bank of America to Pay $16.65 Billion in Historic Justice Department Settlement for Financial Fraud Leading up to and During the Financial Crisis

“In the run-up to the financial crisis, Merrill Lynch bought more and more mortgage loans, packaged them together, and sold them off in securities – even when the bank knew a substantial number of those loans were defective,”…more

Statement of Facts Re: Bank of America to Pay $16.65 Billion in Historic Justice Department Settlement for Financial Fraud Leading up to and During the Financial Crisis

The Justice Department and the bank settled several of the department’s ongoing civil investigations related to the packaging, marketing, sale, arrangement, structuring and issuance of RMBS, collateralized debt obligations…more

Settlement Agreement: Bank of America to Pay $16.65 Billion in Historic Justice Department Settlement for Financial Fraud Leading up to and During the Financial Crisis

The Department of Justice has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America Corporation – the largest civil settlement with a single entity in American history ­— to resolve federal and state claims against Bank of…more

Malibu Parents and Teachers Serve Notice of Intent to Sue the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District & EPA For Toxic Substances Control Act Violations

Students and teachers are subjected to illegally high levels of dangerous chemical contaminants in Malibu public schools, according to a notice of intent to sue filed today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility…more

Even as the Macroeconomic Environment Improves, Mortgage Application Activity for Home Purchase Remains in Decline and Home Sales Have Generally Underperformed As Well.

The biggest economic news in the US over the past month was the final estimate of GDP growth for the first quarter of 2014, which had real GDP contracting by 2.9 percent, a much larger decline than the 1.0 percent rate of…more

The SMMUSD has Threatened to Fire Malibu High School Teachers for Balking at Working in Toxic PCB Laden Classrooms & The SMMUSD has also Threatened Parents with Arrest If They Protest at School

The new Malibu High School interim principal has vowed to terminate teachers who refuse to occupy classrooms contaminated with toxic compounds. That threat violates state laws shielding workers from retaliation for raising…more
United States of America v. Wells Fargo Bank, NA.

Wells Fargo Bank N.A. sued by the United States for Violations of the Federal Fair Housing Act

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. has been sued by the United States, accusing the bank of predatory mortgage lending in minority neighborhoods that allegedly caused a wave of foreclosures during the last decade's housing crisis. The…more
United States of America v. Bank of America & Wells Fargo Bank, NA.

Court Order Re: The United States can pursue claims against Wells Fargo's misconduct in issuing home mortgage loans insured by the FHA.

The United States and others filed suit against several mortgage servicers, including Wells Fargo, alleging claims under the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. 3729 et seq., and the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and…more
United States of America v Bank of America N.A. & Countrywide Bank, FSB

Court Order Re: Bank of America’s Countrywide Ordered to Pay $1.3 Billion

Bank of America Corp.’s Countrywide unit was ordered to pay $1.3 billion in penalties for defective mortgage loans sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, a little more than half of what…more
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