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Recording a Trustee’s Deed is Privileged Under CA Civil Code Section 47

California law is pretty clear that the recordation of a notice of default and notice of sale — two key documents that are a prerequisite to a nonjudicial foreclosure sale (aka trustee’s sale) — are privileged and cannot form...more

Double Trouble—Is Black Sky Capital Blue Skies for Lenders?

by Perkins Coie on

An annoying question for lenders is whether or not a lender can enforce two loans to the same borrower and secured by the same property. The nagging issue is usually raised when a lender makes (1) a first loan and an...more

Foreclosures in North Carolina - Say Goodbye to Discovery and Res Judicata

Late December is a time of family, mistletoe and “presents under the tree.” It’s not usually the time when minds switch to the specifics of foreclosure procedure. Yet just before they retired for their Christmas break, the...more

Yvanova v. New Century Mortgage Corp.: Perceived Victories And Defeats On All Sides

by Stoel Rives LLP on

In the area of consumer lending litigation, plaintiffs’ and defense attorneys alike have waited with bated breath for the California Supreme Court to issue its decision in Yvanova v. New Century Mortgage Corp. The decision...more

Counsel’s Corner: Does the CFPB Really Understand Non-Judicial Foreclosures?

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

What is the CFPB's stake in this issue? - The FDCPA is a very powerful statute. It touches a lot of areas of consumer protection. The CFPB is really just exploring it and flexing its muscles in that area. It's working on...more

Compliance with California Foreclosure Recording Law: What Level of "Defect" in Foreclosure Recordings "Void" a Foreclosure Sale?

by Stoel Rives LLP on

In the wake of the California foreclosure crisis, one of several arguments relied on by borrowers facing foreclosure (and their attorneys) in “wrongful foreclosure” suits has been that some aspect of the statutory foreclosure...more

Supreme Court of Washington Clarifies Guarantor Liability for Deficiency Judgments

by Perkins Coie on

The Supreme Court of Washington has upheld a lender’s right to pursue a deficiency judgment against a guarantor following a nonjudicial foreclosure of collateral under Washington’s Deed of Trust Act (the “Act”). The court’s...more

Supreme Court Seeks Federal Government Opinion on National Bank Act Preemption of State Foreclosure Law

by Goodwin on

Considering a petition for certiorari filed by Federal National Mortgage Association in a case concerning which state’s law governs a national bank’s authority to serve as trustee under a deed of trust—the state in which the...more

Important Changes to Nevada's Non-Judicial Foreclosure Process

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Lenders who secure loans with real property and their foreclosing trustees should be aware of important changes to the Nevada Revised Statutes regarding non-judicial foreclosures that went into effect on June 1, 2013....more

Neither Failure to Name Trustee In Deed of Trust Nor Absence of The Original Note Will Invalidate A Nonjudicial Foreclosure Sale –...

by Miller Starr Regalia on

In this recent Court of Appeal opinion, an issue of first impression in California was addressed: That is, can a borrower seek to set aside a nonjudicial foreclosure under a deed of trust which initially failed to identify a...more

Navigating Non-Judicial Foreclosures -- After Bain v. Metropolitan Mortgage Group, Inc., et al.

by Lane Powell PC on

Originally published in Washington Bankers' Issues & Answers - November/December 2012. In August, the Washington State Supreme Court weighed in on the role of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”) in...more

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