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TFH 10/21 |  Foreclosure Workshop #70: Bank of America v. Reyes-Toledo (October 9, 2018) (Reyes-Toledo 2) — Hawaii Supreme Court Frees Hawaii Homeowners from Decades of Wrongful Federal Judicial Interference with Their State Court Foreclosure Defense Rights, Which New Published Opinion Should Become a Model for Every State Judiciary

TFH 10/21 | Foreclosure Workshop #70: Bank of America v. Reyes-Toledo (October 9, 2018) (Reyes-Toledo 2) — Hawaii Supreme Court Frees Hawaii Homeowners from Decades of Wrongful Federal Judicial Interference with Their State Court Foreclosure Defense Rights, Which New Published Opinion Should Become a Model for Every State Judiciary

14 October 2018

RESCHEDULED FROM LAST WEEK 10/14  DUE TO LOSS OF POWER AT KHVH-AM WHICH BROADCASTS OUR LIVE SHOW ________________________________   COMING TO YOU LIVE DIRECTLY FROM THE DUBIN LAW OFFICES AT HARBOR COURT, DOWNTOWN HONOLULU, HAWAII LISTEN TO KHVH-AM (830 ON THE AM RADIO DIAL) ALSO AVAILABLE ON KHVH-AM ON THE iHEART APP ON THE INTERNET […]

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Attorney Mark Stopa’s foreclosure cases are halted but clients’ checks are being cashed

Attorney Mark Stopa’s foreclosure cases are halted but clients’ checks are being cashed

18 October 2018

Tampa Bay- A bankruptcy judge has ordered a temporary halt to all state and appellate court proceedings in which suspended foreclosure defense attorney Mark Stopa and his former law firm are counsel of record. The emergency order, effective until Nov. 6, could give dozens of Florida homeowners a temporary respite from the threat of foreclosure. […]

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Major Atlanta Foreclosure Attorney Nathan E. Hardwick IV Guilty of Major Fraud and Conspiracy

Major Atlanta Foreclosure Attorney Nathan E. Hardwick IV Guilty of Major Fraud and Conspiracy

17 October 2018

Coosa Valley News- A federal grand jury convicted Nathan E. Hardwick IV of twenty-one counts of wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and one count of making false statements to a federally insured financial institution on October 12, 2018. “Hardwick was motivated by unadulterated deceit and greed when he blatantly violated […]

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Florida judge rejects sanctions against Bank of America

Florida judge rejects sanctions against Bank of America

17 October 2018

Miami attorney Bruce Jacobs, representing a couple in a foreclosure case, had sought to get his allegations against Bank of America heard in court. The bank argued his claims were baseless. Judge Bronwyn Miller dismissed the attorney’s claims over the bank’s purge of 1.8 billion of bank records. CNBC- A Miami-Dade County judge on Tuesday […]

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Freddie Mac Offers Assistance to Hurricane Michael Borrowers

Freddie Mac Offers Assistance to Hurricane Michael Borrowers

16 October 2018

(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Freddie Mac(OTCQB: FMCC) today reminded Servicers of its disaster relief policies for borrowers who have been affected by Hurricane Michael. Freddie Mac’s disaster relief options are available to borrowers whose homes or places of employment are located in presidentially-declared Major Disaster Areas where federal individual assistance programs are made available to affected individuals […]

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Fannie Mae Reminds Homeowners and Servicers of Mortgage Assistance Options for Areas Affected by Hurricane Michael

Fannie Mae Reminds Homeowners and Servicers of Mortgage Assistance Options for Areas Affected by Hurricane Michael

16 October 2018

Pete Bakel 202-752-2034 WASHINGTON, DC – Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) is reminding those impacted by Hurricane Michael of the options available for mortgage assistance. Under Fannie Mae’s guidelines for single-family mortgages: Homeowners impacted by Hurricane Michael are eligible to stop making mortgage payments for up to 12 months, during which time they: will not incur late […]

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Deposition of Edward Hyne: Nationstar’s witness testifies that Aurora’s policies include forging indorsements

Deposition of Edward Hyne: Nationstar’s witness testifies that Aurora’s policies include forging indorsements

15 October 2018

See the attached filing below with deposition transcript, setting out Nationstar Mortgage, LLC’s position that Aurora Bank, FSB policies include forging indorsements to give the appearance the promissory notes are indorsed to blank. Edward Hyne, Nationsatr’s Rule 30(b)(6) witness refers to the practice as “preparing indorsement pages”. EXCEPTS: BY MR. RILEY: Q What is your […]

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Bank of America fights court battle over purge of nearly 2 billion bank records

Bank of America fights court battle over purge of nearly 2 billion bank records

14 October 2018

At the heart of the dispute is the purge of 1.88 billion records. Bank of America, in a court filing, insists the records were copied, returned to the bank and still exist in its system. Miami attorney Bruce Jacobs, a former prosecutor, says the bank got rid of loan records that he claims may have […]

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HSBC Agrees To Pay $765 Million In Connection With Its Sale Of Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities

HSBC Agrees To Pay $765 Million In Connection With Its Sale Of Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities

11 October 2018

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Colorado FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, October 9, 2018 HSBC Agrees To Pay $765 Million In Connection With Its Sale Of Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities DENVER – U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer announced today that HSBC will pay $765 million to settle claims related to its packaging, securitization, issuance, marketing […]

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AG Ferguson files lawsuit against Wenatchee-based companies for soliciting and collecting on old debts without a license

AG Ferguson files lawsuit against Wenatchee-based companies for soliciting and collecting on old debts without a license

11 October 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sep 21 2018   UPDATE: This release was updated to reflect an amended complaint, filed on Oct. 9, 2018, which no longer names The Collection Group as a defendant. The amended complaint is available here. Companies are still garnishing wages, seizing bank account funds and threatening to foreclose on homes based on thousands of […]

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Be Careful About Putting Only One Spouse’s Name on a Reverse Mortgage

Be Careful About Putting Only One Spouse’s Name on a Reverse Mortgage

10 October 2018

Elder Law Answers- A recent case involving basketball star Caldwell Jones demonstrates the danger in having only one spouse’s name on a reverse mortgage. A federal appeals court has ruled that an insurance company may foreclose on a reverse mortgage after the death of the borrower, Mr. Jones, even though Mr. Jones’ widow is still […]

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Bank of America, N.A. v. Reyes-Toledo |  HAWAII SUPREME COURT – (1) wrongful foreclosure; (2) declaratory relief; (3) quiet title; and (4) unfair and deceptive trade acts and practices (sometimes “UDAP”) under HRS § 480-1 et seq.

Bank of America, N.A. v. Reyes-Toledo | HAWAII SUPREME COURT – (1) wrongful foreclosure; (2) declaratory relief; (3) quiet title; and (4) unfair and deceptive trade acts and practices (sometimes “UDAP”) under HRS § 480-1 et seq.

09 October 2018

Great Job to DUBIN LAW OFFICES! IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF HAWAI?I —oOo— ________________________________ BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. GRISEL REYES-TOLEDO, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant, and WAI KALOI AT MAKAKILO COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION; MAKAKILO COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION; and PALEHUA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, […]

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TILA for Business Loans and Purchases of Receivables? Factors, MCAs, Fintechs and Commercial Lenders Subject to New CA TILA-Like Disclosure Rules

TILA for Business Loans and Purchases of Receivables? Factors, MCAs, Fintechs and Commercial Lenders Subject to New CA TILA-Like Disclosure Rules

09 October 2018

H/T DUBIN LAW OFFICES   Mayor Brown- California enacts a first-of-its-kind legislation imposing disclosure requirements on commercial purpose loans similar to those that the federal Truth in Lending Act (“TILA”) and Regulation Z impose on consumer purpose loans. And it extends those provisions to factoring, merchant cash advances and other types of arrangements that involve […]

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The Estate of Caldwell Jones, Jr. v. Live Well Financial, Inc. | 11th Cir. Holds HUD Regs Did Not Prevent Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure on Non-Borrower Surviving Spouse

The Estate of Caldwell Jones, Jr. v. Live Well Financial, Inc. | 11th Cir. Holds HUD Regs Did Not Prevent Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure on Non-Borrower Surviving Spouse

09 October 2018

CFSBLOG- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit held that 12 U.S.C. § 1715z-20(j) did not alter or limit the lender’s right to foreclose under the terms of the valid reverse mortgage contract where the non-borrower spouse was still living in the home. Accordingly, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of […]

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NYSE parent company ICE acquires Mortgage Electronic Registrations Systems aka MERS

NYSE parent company ICE acquires Mortgage Electronic Registrations Systems aka MERS

08 October 2018

HW- Intercontinental Exchange, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, is now also the parent company of MERSCORP Holdings, as the companies announced Friday that ICE has acquired all of MERS. The deal comes just over two years after ICE acquired a majority stake in MERSCORP, the owner of Mortgage Electronic Registrations Systems and operator of the MERS System, […]

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Top Foreclosure Lawyer, Fantasy Football Columnist, Sees Law Firm Liquidate

Top Foreclosure Lawyer, Fantasy Football Columnist, Sees Law Firm Liquidate

08 October 2018

Mark Stopa, the subject of a criminal investigation in Florida, saw his firm Stay In My Home file for bankruptcy. Law- Sedgwick isn’t the only law firm to file for bankruptcy this week. Stay In My Home, P.A., the St. Petersburg, Florida-based firm of prominent foreclosure lawyer Mark Stopa, took the plunge by beginning Chapter 7 proceedings […]

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TFH 10/7 | Foreclosure Workshop #69: Sakal v. AOAO Hawaiian Monarch — The Ten Things That Every Homeowner Needs To Know About Association Foreclosures and How To Combat Them

TFH 10/7 | Foreclosure Workshop #69: Sakal v. AOAO Hawaiian Monarch — The Ten Things That Every Homeowner Needs To Know About Association Foreclosures and How To Combat Them

07 October 2018

COMING TO YOU LIVE DIRECTLY FROM THE DUBIN LAW OFFICES AT HARBOR COURT, DOWNTOWN HONOLULU, HAWAII LISTEN TO KHVH-AM (830 ON THE AM RADIO DIAL) ALSO AVAILABLE ON KHVH-AM ON THE iHEART APP ON THE INTERNET . Sunday – October 7, 2018 Foreclosure Workshop #69: Sakal v. AOAO Hawaiian Monarch — The Ten Things That […]

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VITALIY v. WELLS FARGO BANK, NA | FL 5DCA- Appellee failed to provide him with the notice of default letter required by paragraph 22 of the mortgage

VITALIY v. WELLS FARGO BANK, NA | FL 5DCA- Appellee failed to provide him with the notice of default letter required by paragraph 22 of the mortgage

04 October 2018

  RUSH VITALIY, A/K/A RUSH VITALY, Appellant, v. WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF NOVEMBER 1 2004 ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2004-WHQ2, JOULIA VITALIY AND ARGENT MORTGAGE CO, Appellees. Case No. 5D17-1904.District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fifth District.Opinion filed September 28, 2018.Appeal from the Circuit […]

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Intercontinental Exchange Completes Acquisition of Mortgage Electronic Registrations Systems, Inc. (MERS)

Intercontinental Exchange Completes Acquisition of Mortgage Electronic Registrations Systems, Inc. (MERS)

04 October 2018

ATLANTA & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE), a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and provider of data and listings services, announced it has acquired the remaining equity of MERSCORP Holding, Inc., owner of Mortgage Electronic Registrations Systems, Inc. (MERS). ICE has owned a majority equity interest in MERS since 2016. Price […]

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Sanders to launch new plan to break up Wall Street giants, including Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan

Sanders to launch new plan to break up Wall Street giants, including Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan

03 October 2018

WAPO- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday unveiled legislation that would place a hard cap on the size of financial institutions, a proposal that would splinter Wall Street’s biggest firms in an effort to ward off future taxpayer bailouts. The measure is dead on arrival with a Republican Congress and President Trump in office. And […]

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Mark Stopa’s former law firm files bankruptcy petition to liquidate its assets

Mark Stopa’s former law firm files bankruptcy petition to liquidate its assets

03 October 2018

Tampa Bay- The former law firm of St. Petersburg attorney Mark Stopa declared bankruptcy Tuesday, marking the end of one of Florida’s biggest and most controversial foreclosure defense firms. The petition by Stay In My Home P.A., estimates the number of creditors — the people and businesses owed money by the firm — at between […]

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Regulatory relief for some bigger banks could be on the way, senior Fed official says

Regulatory relief for some bigger banks could be on the way, senior Fed official says

03 October 2018

CNBC- Banks with more than $250 billion in assets could see regulatory relief as the Federal Reserve continues to review regulations, the central bank’s vice chair for supervision of financial institutions said Tuesday. Speaking to members of the Senate, Fed Governor Randal Quarles said size alone shouldn’t be the determining factor in how banks are […]

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