FORECLOSURE FRAUD | by DinSFLA - Part 2
BofA Judge Says ‘No Dice’ to Request to Vacate Scathing Ruling

BofA Judge Says ‘No Dice’ to Request to Vacate Scathing Ruling

07 February 2018

Bloomberg- A bankruptcy judge who slammed Bank of America Corp. for its treatment of a California couple over a foreclosure declined a request to tear up the scathing opinion, saying it was important “to name and to shame” the company in order to shed light on practices that affect consumers. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein was labeled […]

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Morales v. FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY | FL 4DCA- we reverse and remand for a new trial, because the trial court erred in admitting a copy, rather than the original, of the promissory note into evidence over appellants’ objection based on the best evidence rule.

Morales v. FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY | FL 4DCA- we reverse and remand for a new trial, because the trial court erred in admitting a copy, rather than the original, of the promissory note into evidence over appellants’ objection based on the best evidence rule.

06 February 2018

LUIS H. MORALES and CECILIA MORALES, Appellants, v. FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY, Appellee. No. 4D17-1260.District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fourth District. January 31, 2018.Appeal from the Circuit Court for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, Broward County; David Haimes, Judge; L.T. Case No. CACE11012434. Ricardo R. Corona and Ricardo M. Corona of Corona Law Firm, P.A., […]

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Obduskey v. Wells Fargo | Tenth Circuit Joins the Fray Regarding Whether Foreclosures Are Debt Collection Activity

Obduskey v. Wells Fargo | Tenth Circuit Joins the Fray Regarding Whether Foreclosures Are Debt Collection Activity

05 February 2018

Lexology- The Tenth Circuit has weighed in on whether a non-judicial foreclosure is debt collection activity. In doing so, the Tenth Circuit has joined a split in the circuits on the issue. With the Tenth Circuit’s decision the circuits remain split with the Ninth Circuit and now the Tenth Circuit holding that non-judicial foreclosures are […]

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Former Fannie Mae employee accused of taking bribes, selling foreclosures below market value

Former Fannie Mae employee accused of taking bribes, selling foreclosures below market value

05 February 2018

Housingwire- A former Fannie Mae employee allegedly made more than $1 million by accepting bribes and approving the sales of foreclosed properties at below market value to herself and to brokers in exchange for kickbacks. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, Shirene Hernandez formerly worked at Fannie Mae in Irvine. At […]

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Mulvaney, head of the NON-Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has pulled back from a full-scale probe of how Equifax

Mulvaney, head of the NON-Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has pulled back from a full-scale probe of how Equifax

05 February 2018

Reuters- Mick Mulvaney, head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has pulled back from a full-scale probe of how Equifax Inc failed to protect the personal data of millions of consumers, according to people familiar with the matter. Equifax (EFX.N) said in September that hackers stole personal data it had collected on some 143 million […]

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Responding to widespread consumer abuses and compliance breakdowns by Wells Fargo, Federal Reserve restricts Wells’ growth until firm improves governance and controls. Concurrent with Fed action, Wells to replace three directors by April, one by year end

Responding to widespread consumer abuses and compliance breakdowns by Wells Fargo, Federal Reserve restricts Wells’ growth until firm improves governance and controls. Concurrent with Fed action, Wells to replace three directors by April, one by year end

05 February 2018

Responding to recent and widespread consumer abuses and other compliance breakdowns by Wells Fargo, the Federal Reserve Board on Friday announced that it would restrict the growth of the firm until it sufficiently improves its governance and controls. Concurrently with the Board’s action, Wells Fargo will replace three current board members by April and a […]

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TFH 2/4/18 | It’s the Rules of Evidence Stupid: 25 Ways in Which Foreclosure Attorneys Are Knowingly Committing Fraud on Our State and Federal Courts (Rebroadcast from June 14, 2015)

TFH 2/4/18 | It’s the Rules of Evidence Stupid: 25 Ways in Which Foreclosure Attorneys Are Knowingly Committing Fraud on Our State and Federal Courts (Rebroadcast from June 14, 2015)

04 February 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 – February 4, 2018  ——————— It’s the Rules of Evidence Stupid: 25 Ways in Which Foreclosure […]

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New federal lawsuit claims housing discrimination in Dayton

New federal lawsuit claims housing discrimination in Dayton

01 February 2018

Dayton Business- The National Fair Housing Alliance, with 19 fair housing organizations, including one in Dayton, filed a lawsuit Thursday in federal court against Deutsche Bank for allegedly neglecting foreclosed and bank-owned homes in minority neighborhoods in Dayton and elsewhere. The suit was filed against Deutsche Bank; Deutsche Bank National Trust; Deutsche Bank Trust Company […]

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MAYOTTE v U.S. Bank | 10th Circuit reverses lower court decision in mortgage action under the Rooker-Feldman doctrine

MAYOTTE v U.S. Bank | 10th Circuit reverses lower court decision in mortgage action under the Rooker-Feldman doctrine

01 February 2018

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE TENTH CIRCUIT _________________________________ MARY M. MAYOTTE, Plaintiff – Appellant, v. U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, As Trustee for Structured Asset Investment Loan Trust Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-4; WELLS FARGO BANK N.A.; AMERICA’S SERVICING COMPANY, and All Persons or Entities Claiming any Legal or Equitable Right, Title, Estate, Lien […]

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Stunner: Court of Appeals reverses earlier ruling, declares CFPB constitutional

Stunner: Court of Appeals reverses earlier ruling, declares CFPB constitutional

01 February 2018

PHH’s challenge to CFPB leadership structure rebuked by full Court of Appeals HousingWire- In a stunning reversal of its previous decision, the full Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Wednesday that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is constitutionally structured. The decision reverses the court’s October 2016 decision that declared the CFPB’s leadership structure unconstitutional by a […]

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Artis v. District of Columbia | Supreme Court – “Tolling” State claims Statute of Limitations period is suspended during the pendency of the federal suit

Artis v. District of Columbia | Supreme Court – “Tolling” State claims Statute of Limitations period is suspended during the pendency of the federal suit

31 January 2018

h/t Dubin Law Offices   SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES Syllabus ARTIS v. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CERTIORARI TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS No. 16–460. Argued November 1, 2017—Decided January 22, 2018 Federal district courts may exercise supplemental jurisdiction over state claims not otherwise within their adjudicatory authority if those claims are […]

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Under Trump’s SEC, Wall Street Secrecy Expands as Enforcement Shrinks

Under Trump’s SEC, Wall Street Secrecy Expands as Enforcement Shrinks

30 January 2018

The Intercept- Late last October, several hundred handsomely suited financiers gathered in the ballroom of a luxury Marriott, just two blocks down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Trump International Hotel. Lisa Kidd Hunt, the new chair of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, practically glowed as she addressed the crowd of bankers, brokers, and other […]

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Jump in late mortgages after Harvey sparks foreclosure fears

Jump in late mortgages after Harvey sparks foreclosure fears

30 January 2018

ABC- As Jacob Lerma surveyed the skeletal beams of his suburban Houston home that was flooded during Hurricane Harvey, he kept muttering three words as he wondered if his family would ever be able to move back in: “I don’t know.” Like many Texans whose homes were flooded during Harvey, Lerma faces mounting expenses and […]

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Bank of America to Pay $3.4M Whistleblower Settlement Over Foreclosure Practices

Bank of America to Pay $3.4M Whistleblower Settlement Over Foreclosure Practices

30 January 2018

The lawsuit alleged the bank was using rubber-stamped promissory note endorsements in violation of a consent judgment.  DBR- Bank of America agreed to pay $3.4 million to the federal government to settle whistleblower claims filed by Miami attorney Bruce Jacobs. The Jan. 5 agreement stems from allegations that the bank didn’t meet documentation standards for foreclosures and bankruptcies even […]

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UBS, Deutsche Bank and HSBC to pay millions in spoofing settlement, CFTC says

UBS, Deutsche Bank and HSBC to pay millions in spoofing settlement, CFTC says

29 January 2018

Deutsche Bank will pay $30 million, UBS $15 million and HSBC $1.6 million to settle civil charges that some of their traders engaged in spoofing in the precious metals market. The CFTC charged six individuals, and the Department of Justice charged eight with crimes related to deceptive trading in a wide-ranging investigation CNBC- Until now, […]

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No Wells Fargo-Style Sales Practices At Other Banks: OCC

No Wells Fargo-Style Sales Practices At Other Banks: OCC

29 January 2018

Law 360- A review conducted by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in the wake of the Wells Fargo & Co. fake account scandal has so far not found similar problems at other large banks, the new chief of the national bank regulator said last week in a letter to Senate Democrats. Comptroller […]

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TFH 1/28 | Foreclosure Workshop #53: Validity Versus Finality — The New Frontier in Foreclosure Defense

TFH 1/28 | Foreclosure Workshop #53: Validity Versus Finality — The New Frontier in Foreclosure Defense

28 January 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 – January 28, 2018  ——————— Foreclosure Workshop #53: Validity Versus Finality — The New Frontier in […]

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Ex-Justice Dept. lawyer offered to sell secret U.S. whistleblower lawsuits to targets of the complaints

Ex-Justice Dept. lawyer offered to sell secret U.S. whistleblower lawsuits to targets of the complaints

25 January 2018

Washington Post- Jeffrey Wertkin had a plot to bring in business and impress his new partners after joining one of Washington’s most influential law firms. As a former high-stakes corporate-fraud prosecutor with the Department of Justice, he had secretly stockpiled sealed lawsuits brought by whistleblowers. Now, he would sell copies of the suits to the […]

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Miami Judge Sanctions Albertelli Law Firm, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s Former OneWest Bank for ‘Frivolous’ Foreclosure

Miami Judge Sanctions Albertelli Law Firm, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s Former OneWest Bank for ‘Frivolous’ Foreclosure

25 January 2018

Law- Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Pedro P. Echarte Jr. sanctioned Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s former bank, California-based OneWest Bank, and its law firm for filing a frivolous foreclosure against a widow. The judge granted sanctions against the bank and its attorneys at Tampa-based Albertelli Law, which serves the financial services and mortgage banking industries from offices in Florida, […]

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Targeted by false filings, Pinellas judge takes witness stand

Targeted by false filings, Pinellas judge takes witness stand

23 January 2018

TBO- In his eight years as a circuit judge, Thomas Minkoff has handled family and civil cases. He oversaw more than 14,000 foreclosure hearings at the height of the Great Recession. He was in court once again on Tuesday, but not in his usual perch at the bench. This time, he was on the witness […]

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CASE WITHDRAWN?!? | U.S. Bank Trust National Association v. Lopez, 2017 IL App (2d) – Bank did not have standing

CASE WITHDRAWN?!? | U.S. Bank Trust National Association v. Lopez, 2017 IL App (2d) – Bank did not have standing

23 January 2018

2017 IL App (2d) 160967 No. 2-16-0967 Opinion filed November 14, 2017 IN THE APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS SECOND DISTRICT U.S. BANK TRUST NATIONAL ) Appeal from the Circuit Court ASSOCIATION, Not in Its Individual ) of Du Page County. Capacity but Solely as Owner Trustee for ) Queen’s Park Oval Asset Holding Trust, ) […]

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WELLS FARGO v ELLIS | Hawaii Minute Order HRG MSJ- The significance of challenging the default notice

WELLS FARGO v ELLIS | Hawaii Minute Order HRG MSJ- The significance of challenging the default notice

22 January 2018

H/T Dubin Law WELLS DAVI D FARGO BANK NA VS. DAVID WENDELL ELLIS ETAL   2018.01.03 Minute Order Hrg Msj by DinSFLA on Scribd © 2010-17 FORECLOSURE FRAUD | by DinSFLA. All rights reserved.

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