National Mortgage Settlement

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Federal, State Authorities Announce Substantial Mortgage Settlement

On June 17 the DOJ, the CFPB, HUD, and 49 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia’s attorney general announced a $968 million consent judgment with a large mortgage company to resolve numerous federal and state...more

D.C. Circuit Holds Government False Claims Case Not Precluded By National Mortgage Settlement

On June 10, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia affirmed the district court’s decision not to enjoin the federal government from pursuing alleged False Claims Act violations against a bank that argued such...more

The NY DFS, the NY Attorney General and the CFPB: What’s in store for the CFS industry

Wednesday night , Joy Feigenbaum , the New York Department of Financial Services’ (“DFS”) executive deputy superintendent, and Jane Aziza, the Chief of the Bureau of Consumer Frauds and Protection at the New York Attorney...more

House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Seeks Scrutiny Of Servicing Rights Transfers

On February 19, House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA) sent a letter asking Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry and National Mortgage Settlement Monitor Joseph Smith to “carefully...more

CFPB, State AGs Announce First Nonbank National Servicing Settlement

On December 19, the CFPB and attorneys general for 49 states and the District of Columbia, and a nonbank mortgage servicer, filed a proposed consent order in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, pursuant to...more

When Almost Is Not Good Enough

Where I went to school anything between a 90% and 100% was an “A.” Yes, there were gradations and curves. Maybe anything between a 90 and 93 was an A-. But I had to fall well below a 90 before my parents severely criticized...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

Housing Advocacy Groups Press For National Mortgage Settlement Fair Servicing Data

On May 23, a group of 17 housing and advocacy organizations sent a letter to U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer – the judge presiding over the consent judgments that constitute the National Mortgage Settlement –...more

National Mortgage Settlement Monitor Updates Consumer Relief Status

On May 21, the National Mortgage Settlement Monitor, Joseph Smith, released updated consumer relief activities data submitted by the mortgage servicers subject to the Settlement....more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - May 24, 2013

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

New York AG Plans Suit Over Alleged Violations Of National Servicer Settlement

On May 6, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced his intent to sue two of the five mortgage servicers that entered the National Mortgage Settlement with 49 state attorneys general, the U.S. Department of...more

Housing Counselor Survey Alleges Banks Fail To Comply With National Mortgage Settlement.

On April 3, a California borrower advocacy organization published the results of its survey of housing counselors, which the organization claims reveals that problems persist with the implementation of the national servicing...more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - April 5, 2013

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - MISCELLANY - FIRM NEWS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - PAYMENTS - Excerpt from Payments: CFPB...more

D.C. Federal Court Holds Government False Claims Case Not Precluded By National Servicing Settlement

On February 12, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia declined to enjoin the government from pursuing alleged False Claims Act violations against a bank that argued such claims were precluded by the terms of...more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - February 22, 2013

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - MISCELLANY - FIRM NEWS - FIRM PUBLICATIONS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - PAYMENTS - SECURITIES - Excerpt from Mortgages:...more

Ringing in the New Year in 2013: California’s Homeowner’s Bill of Rights Law Takes Effect

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

The Short Sale: Is It Really An Alternative to Bankruptcy? #BankruptcyLawyer

Since the National Mortgage Settlement was approved in February, 2012, some banks are making a concerted effort to modify mortgages. But what if your lender rejects your application, claiming you don’t qualify for a...more

National Mortgage Settlement Monitor Issues Progress Report

On November 19, Joseph Smith, Jr., the Monitor of the national mortgage settlement, released a report on the consumer relief activities of the five banks that are parties to the settlement. Between March 1, 2012 and September...more

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