Barry Fagan – Law Offices of Barry S Fagan

Malibu, CA, United States

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Department of Justice $50 Million Settlement Against JPMorgan Chase Bank For Robo-Signing and Other Improper Practices in Bankruptcy Cases

The Department of Justice’s U.S. Trustee Program (USTP) has entered into a national settlement agreement with JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. (Chase) requiring Chase to pay more than $50 million, including cash payments, mortgage loan…more

The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District’s Achievement Gap in API scores by Race/Ethnicity is Among the Worst in All of California

The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District’s Achievement Gap in API scores by Race/Ethnicity is Among the Worst in All of California 2012 and 2013 Statistics on SMMUSD Race/Ethnicity Achievement Gaps Based on API…more

Malibu Parents and Teachers Serve Second Notice of Intent To Sue The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District For Toxic Substance Control Act Violations

America Unites for Kids and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibilty (PEER) filed a second 60-day notice of intent to sue the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD). The lawsuit is called a Citizen’s…more
In re: Chapter 13 Cynthia Carrsow-Franklin

Wells Fargo Bank's Proof of Claim is Rejected by Court for Creating New Mortgage Assignments and Forging Indorsements

The Court concluded that the foregoing evidence cumulatively shifts the burden to Wells Fargo under Tex. Bus. & Com. Code §§ 3.308(a) and 1-206(a) to show the authenticity of the blank ABN Amro indorsement to establish its…more
Holm v. Wells Fargo Bank, NA. et al

Homeowner Awarded over $3 Million Including Punitive Damages and Quiet Title Against Wells Fargo Bank for Wrongful Foreclosure

This case finds that neither the GSE nor anyone else in the chain had the power to enforce the paper because they did not really have ownership of the loan, that their title was false, that quiet title is granted to plaintiffs,…more

Mortgage Investors Serve Notice of Non-Performance to Ocwen with $1 Billion in Alleged Damages

A group of mortgage bond investors has sent Ocwen Financial Corp. a notice of non-performance in what could be the precursor toward a future $1 Billion dollar lawsuit. A number of major investors, including BlackRock,…more

Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo Reach Settlement With Massachusetts AG Over Foreclosure Violations

Four national banks agreed to pay millions in penalties to resolve claims that they unlawfully foreclosed on properties in Massachusetts. Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo were accused of violating…more

California Department of Business Oversight Seeks to Suspend Ocwen's Mortgage License

California is seeking to suspend Ocwen Financial Corp’s license to operate in the state, saying the mortgage collection company failed to submit papers showing that it complies with laws, state regulators said. California’s…more
Jay & Erika Neil v Wells Fargo Bank N.A.

Modification Offers Are Enforceable Contracts

In this case Wells Fargo offered a "temporary" modification, it was accepted and the trial payments were made. Wells Fargo said the modification offer and acceptance lacked consideration Wells Fargo disavowed the settlement…more

America Unites For Kids Accuses the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District of Secret Cleaning Before PCB Dust and Air Testing

Malibu Unites Press Release On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014, the SMMUSD ordered a “special” cleaning of the classrooms prior to…more

New York Department of Financial Services ("DFS") Announces OCWEN Settlement Which Could Spell Doom For Other Servicers

This agreement will add to the growing list of questions from judges over rotating servicers and trustees, servicing practices, robo-signing, forgery, fabrication of documents and the refusal of the foreclosing party to simply…more

Florida Supreme Court Amends Rules For Foreclosure

This is effective for cases filed on or after July 1, 2013. “After considering the proposed amendments and reviewing the relevant legislation, we amend the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure and forms as reflected in the…more

Mortgage Monitor finds “sloppy” mortgage practices at Ocwen Financial

In the latest round of scrutiny for Ocwen Financial Corp., an independent monitor says he’s investigating allegations that the mortgage servicer failed to ensure an unbiased effort to comply with a 2012 settlement. “In May,…more
Dennis E. Thompson and Pamela A. Thompson vs. Wells Fargo Bank

Wisconsin BKR Judge Orders Wells Fargo Bank to Disgorge Payments It Received

On January 12, 2006, the Court confirmed the Debtors’ Chapter 13 plan. Under the plan, the Debtors proposed to make direct current mortgage payments and cure their pre-petition mortgage arrearage via payments to the trustee. On…more
Distressed Assests Solutions Fund I LLC vs. Samuel Adamson et al.

Utah Judge Reverses Foreclosure Sale — It Never Happened as the Foreclosure Sale was Void Ab Initio.

This case shows how Recontrust --- an entity created and controlled by Bank of America --- goes down in flames AFTER the sale of the property. The Judge found that Reconstrust was not a proper "substitute trustee" and in my…more
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