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Case Update: Authority to Endorse Note and Mortgage IS Self-Authenticating

In our August 29, 2013 post, we reported on a shift in the case law regarding the self-authentification of the authority to endorse a note and mortgage. Subsequently, however, the court in Bennett v. Deutsche Bank National...more

Rogers Towers: Authority to Endorse Note and Mortgage Not Self-Authenticating

Establishing the authority to foreclose a note and mortgage is simple when the note and mortgage are held by the original lender....more

Is Your Account Tweeting Without You Knowing It? Twitter Upgrades to Two-Factor Authentication

On April 15, 2013, the Associated Press’s Twitter account reported that President Obama had been injured in an explosion at the White House. Within seconds of the announcement, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted more...more

Indian Tribal Documents Are Not Documents From The Federal Government Even When The Federal Government Wants Them To Be

My grandmother was part Cherokee. I am, I understand, something around one sixty-fourth Cherokee. And, I understand, for years my grandmother's family tried to hide their Indian status....more

Short Wins - Day After St. Patrick's Day Edition

It's a good week for violent crime in the federal circuits - a robbery case from the First Circuit and an assault in Indian country winding up in the Ninth Circuit. And both resulted in a defendant-friendly remand. Go federal...more

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