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Ninth Circuit Clarifies Amount in Controversy for Purposes of Subject Matter Jurisdiction in Certain HBOR Cases

by Locke Lord LLP on

On December 27, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a published decision impacting subject matter jurisdiction when a complaint seeks a stay of foreclosure proceedings pursuant to the California Homeowners’ Bill...more

Federal District Court Pumps the Brakes on Borrower’s Post-Acceleration FCRA Class Action Lawsuit

by Locke Lord LLP on

On December 11, 2017, Locke Lord obtained a dismissal with prejudice of a punitive class action. In Leones v. Rushmore Loan Management Services, LLC, No. 0:17-CV-61216-WPD (S.D. Fla. Dec. 11, 2017), the United States...more

Ninth Circuit: Loan Servicer Can Rely on Standard Notice-And-Cure Provision to Defeat Statutory Claims

by Locke Lord LLP on

On December 15, 2017, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of borrowers’ statutory claims against their loan servicer because the borrowers failed to give the servicer notice and the opportunity to take corrective action...more

Illinois Student Loan Bill of Rights Becomes Law

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

On November 8, 2017, the Illinois House of Representatives voted 98-16 to override Governor Bruce Rauner's veto of the Illinois Student Loan Bill of Rights. The IL student loan bill provides for the licensing of student loan...more

No Damages, No Award: Loan Servicer Prevails in Alleged RESPA Violation Suit

by Baker Donelson on

The only thing better than prevailing in court is not going to court in the first place. A recent decision from the Eleventh Circuit illustrates how an alleged violation of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)...more

NPLs in Southern Europe

by White & Case LLP on

On 19 September 2017, White & Case hosted a panel discussion featuring a number of participants active in the market, on the future of NPLs in Southern Europe. An engaging and interactive conversation focused on a comparison...more

Pennsylvania AG Files Suit Against Nationwide Student Loan Provider and Servicer

by Goodwin on

?On October 5, 2017, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office (AG) announced that it had filed suit against a federal student loan provider and servicer (and its subsidiary) in the U.S. District Court for the Middle...more

It’s About Context: CFPB Wins Bench Trial Against Third Party Servicer for Deceptive Advertising

by Goodwin on

On September 8, 2017, a judge in the Northern District California assessed a statutory penalty of $7,930,000 against Nationwide Biweekly Administration, Inc. (Nationwide) and issued an injunction prohibiting further deceptive...more

DOJ Obtains $907,000 Settlement for Auto Lender’s Repossession of Active Duty Servicemembers’ Vehicles

by Goodwin on

On September 18, 2017, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that it had entered into a $907,000 settlement with an auto loan lender and servicer (“Defendant”). In its co?mplaint,? filed the same day in the United...more

CFPB Secures $7.9 Million Trial Verdict Against Mortgage Loan Servicer

by Goodwin on

On September 8, a federal judge in California ordered a national mortgage services company to pay a $7.9 million civil penalty based on false or misleading marketing statements it allegedly made to consumers about its...more

600,000 Reasons to Comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit—which covers federal courts in North Carolina—recently affirmed a borrower’s victory against a loan servicer under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). In...more

Take Note: Employers are Helping Pay Student Loans and Consumer Advocates are Watching Closely

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

A growing number of employers are offering student loan repayment assistance as a means of attracting and retaining talent. Industries like tech, financial services, and health services are among the early adopters, offering...more

Massachusetts AG Sues Student Loan Servicer

by Goodwin on

On August 23, 2017, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that her office had sued one of the nation’s largest federal student loan servicers, alleging that the servicer deprived public servants of relief...more

District Court Rejects Servicer’s Argument that CFPB is Unconstitutional

by Goodwin on

?On August 4, 2017, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania denied a student loan servicer’s motion to dismiss claims brought against it by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB),...more

It’s Time to Bring Back the Square State Conduit:  If We Build It, They Will Come.

by Dechert LLP on

What in the world have we done to ourselves? Our CRE Securitization business, or at least the conduit part of our business, continues to shrink: $800 billion in outstanding principal balance in 2007 and now, $400 billion? ...more

Student Loan Servicing Regulations: 50 State Guide on Laws and Legislation – First Edition

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Preface - The following summary of current state law and pending legislation regarding student loan servicing as of June 1, 2017, is designed to serve as a tool to assist in understanding the breadth of state regulations...more

CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman reports on handling of defaulted borrowers by servicers

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB’s Student Loan Ombudsman has released an update setting forth the CFPB’s “preliminary observations” based on the data it received in response to a voluntary request for information sent to several of the largest...more

State AGs criticize ED withdrawal of Obama student loan servicing policy direction

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

A group of 20 state attorneys general, the D.C. attorney general, and the Executive Director of the Office of Consumer Protection of Hawaii have sent a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos criticizing...more

Florida AG Enters $8 Million Consent Order with Loan Service and Referral Companies

by Goodwin on

On February 14, 2017, the Florida Attorney General’s Office (Florida AG) announced that it had entered into three consent judgments and one settlement with four affiliated loan service companies and their operators, resolving...more

Federal Banking Regulators Assess $65 Million Penalty Against Default Management Company

by Goodwin on

On January 24, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced a $65 million fine assessed against a default management...more

The CFPB’s Action Against the Country’s Largest Student Loan Servicer, Navient: Four Things You Need to Know Right Now

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

In recent posts, this blog discussed how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has tightened control over financial institutions, including an overhaul of the regulatory landscape for debt collection and banks. The...more

CFPB Files Lawsuit Against Largest U.S. Student Loan Servicer Over Deceptive Practices

by Goodwin on

On January 18, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it had filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against a servicer of private and federal student...more

Massachusetts AG Announces $2.4 Million Settlement with Student Loan Servicer Over Improper Servicing Practices

by Goodwin on

On November 22, 2016, the Massachusetts Attorney General announced that it entered into a settlement agreement with a national student loan servicing company over allegations the company violated various state and federal...more

Servicers Beware: Courts Rule Non-Parties Cannot Invoke Jury Trial Waiver

In Florida, courts routinely enforce jury trial waiver provisions found in loan agreements, which are generally valid and enforceable. This is true even with respect to fair debt actions. However, because there is generally a...more

Mortgage Lender Agrees to Pay $2 Million Administrative Penalty to Massachusetts Commissioner of Banks

by Goodwin on

On September 21, 2016, a mortgage lender settled an action brought by the Massachusetts Commissioner of Banks by stipulating to the entry of a consent order to resolve claims of “alleged non-compliance with applicable...more

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