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A debtor objected to attorney fees included in the proof of claim filed by a mortgagee, and the mortgagee moved for relief...more
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Attorneys’ Fees: trial court did not abuse its discretion in awarding attorneys’ fees and costs of $74,429 against bank following dismissal of foreclosure action as sanction...more
On July 11, the Denver Post reported that Colorado Attorney General (AG) John Suthers is investigating whether foreclosure law firms are inflating fees that are added to the cost of the foreclosure and mortgage balance, and...more
On April 15, Freddie Mac issued Bulletin Number 2013-6, which announces numerous revisions to servicing requirements. The bulletin updates the allowable amounts for attorney fees for default-related legal services and details...more
Originally Published in Daily Journal, January 15, 2013.
As we look back on 2012, federal funds continued to make their way to local projects and shovels continued to break ground for infrastructure projects. This led to...more
Dubbed as the “Homeowner’s Bill of Rights,” on July 11, 2012, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 278/SB 900 marking the first U.S. state to adopt into law the residential mortgage foreclosure reform principles...more
On December 13, Fannie Mae issued Servicing Guide Announcement SVC-2012-26 to update the maximum allowable foreclosure attorney fees for mortgage loans, participation pool mortgage loans, and MBS mortgage loans serviced under...more
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