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Washington Amends Foreclosure Mediation Procedures

On March 31, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law HB 2723, which amends the foreclosure mediation process established by the 2011 Foreclosure Fairness Act. The bill, which takes effect June 12, 2014, amends the...more

Summary of Amendments to RI Foreclosure Mediation Regulation

This alert will discuss the Mediation Law and some of its unanticipated consequences, as well as the latest amendments to Banking Regulation 5. The latest amendments contain helpful clarification and guidance for...more

First Circuit: Does a Local Government Have Authority To Regulate Foreclosures?

Many cities have struggled with the effects of foreclosures. But given the complex mix of state laws that often governs the issue, how much authority do local governments have in this area? A First Circuit case,...more

Another Case of Housing Whiplash in Nevada: New Homeowner Bill of Rights and Revisions to the Foreclosure Mediation Program

Nevada’s Homeowner Bill of Rights is expected to throw another sharp curve into the state’s troubled housing market. The new law, which took effect last week, places more restrictions on the exercise of the power of sale....more

Changes to Rhode Island Foreclosure Statute Require Mediation for Certain Foreclosures

Changes to Rhode Island foreclosure law are set to become effective for certain mortgage foreclosures on September 12, 2013. New Section 34-27-3.2 entitled “Mediation Conference” has been added to Rhode Island General Laws,...more

Changes to Missouri Statutes Affect Foreclosure, Uniform Commercial Code, Credit Agreements

Three notable pieces of Missouri legislation will become effective August 28, 2013, nullifying foreclosure mediation initiatives in St. Louis City and County, modifying certain provisions of the Missouri Uniform Commercial...more

Rhode Island Adopts Foreclosure Mediation

On July 15, Rhode Island enacted HB 5335 to create a temporary foreclosure mediation program....more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - July 26, 2013

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - MISCELLANY - FIRM NEWS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - E-COMMERCE - PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY - Excerpt...more

Nevada Alters Foreclosure Mediation Program

Recently, Nevada enacted AB 273, which altered the state’s foreclosure mediation program to require a trustee under a deed of trust to send certain information concerning the foreclosure mediation program to a borrower...more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - June 28, 2013

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - FIRM NEWS - FIRM PUBLICATIONS - MORTGAGES - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - CREDIT CARDS - PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY - CRIMINAL ENFORCEMENT -...more

Connecticut Expands Foreclosure Mediation Program

On June 18, Connecticut enacted HB 6355, which expands the state’s existing foreclosure mediation program and adds new mortgagee requirements....more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - June 21, 2013

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - MISCELLANY - FIRM NEWS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY - Excerpt from Federal...more

Foreclosure Avoidance Mediation Program is Expanding to Include Judicial Foreclosures

On June 4, 2013, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber signed into law Senate Bill 558, which expands the Foreclosure Mediation Program created in 2012 to include judicial foreclosures. The original program applied only to...more

Oregon Expands Foreclosure Mediation Program

On June 4, Oregon enacted SB 558, which creates a foreclosure mediation program for judicial foreclosures....more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - June 7, 2013

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - FIRM NEWS - FIRM PUBLICATIONS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - CREDIT CARDS - PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY -...more

Illinois Adopts Court Rules Governing Foreclosure Cases

On February 22, the Illinois Supreme Court announced additional rules governing the state’s home foreclosure process. The three rules, respectively, (i) add requirements for mortgage foreclosure mediation programs in state...more

Oregon Finalizes Foreclosure Avoidance Mediation Program Rules

On February 1, the Oregon Department of Justice published final rules to implement the foreclosure avoidance mediation program established by legislation enacted in April 2012, which requires beneficiaries to (i) enter into...more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - February 15, 2013

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - FIRM NEWS - FIRM PUBLICATIONS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY - Excerpt from Privacy/Data...more

Nevada Rejects Literalist View on Some Lender and Trust Deed Holder Requirements for the Right to Enforce

Nevada’s Foreclosure Mediation Program (FMP), statutorily mandates mediation before a non-judicial foreclosure of an owner-occupied residence can proceed. It also encourages the judicial review of that mediation. It has been...more

Lawmakers Seeking to Make New Jersey’s Foreclosure Mediation Program Permanent

Lawmakers Seeking to Make New Jersey’s Foreclosure Mediation Program Permanent by Dan Brecher on November 7, 2012 The New Jersey Legislature is currently considering a bill that would codify the New Jersey’s Foreclosure...more

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