FORECLOSURE FRAUD | by DinSFLA - Part 3
Kushner Cos. filed false paperwork with New York housing authorities for years: AP

Kushner Cos. filed false paperwork with New York housing authorities for years: AP

19 March 2018

Market Watch- The real-estate firm controlled by the family of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, routinely filed false paperwork with New York City, declaring it had no rent-regulated tenants in buildings it owned, when it actually had hundreds, the Associated Press reported. That allowed the company to move in and conduct extensive […]

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WSJ: Fed investigation into Wells Fargo broadens

WSJ: Fed investigation into Wells Fargo broadens

19 March 2018

NY Daily News- A federal investigation into Wells Fargo has broadened to include its wealth-management division, according to a Wall Street Journal report Friday. Wells Fargo is wrestling with the aftermath of a scandal in its retail banking unit in which, among other things, employees opened up millions of fake accounts without customer authorization. The […]

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How two smart California laws kept the 2008 mortgage crisis from being far worse

How two smart California laws kept the 2008 mortgage crisis from being far worse

15 March 2018

Sacbee- A decade after the mortgage crisis swept California, home prices are rising, far fewer borrowers are under water, and the state’s economy and government’s finances are strong. Two little-discussed anti-foreclosure laws deserve much credit for slowing the initial devastation and for helping to stabilize the housing market and the economy. The rapid response of […]

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Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Behrendt | HAWAII SC – Wells Fargo submitted no properly admitted evidence demonstrating that it was entitled to enforce the Note at the time the complaint was filed

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Behrendt | HAWAII SC – Wells Fargo submitted no properly admitted evidence demonstrating that it was entitled to enforce the Note at the time the complaint was filed

15 March 2018

Congrats to DUBIN LAW OFFICES IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF HAWAI?I —o0o— WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-2 ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-2, Petitioner/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. JONATHAN BEHRENDT, Respondent/Defendant-Appellant, and ASSOCIATION OF APARTMENT OWNERS OF WAIALAE GARDENS; SAND CANYON CORPORATION; JOHN DOES 1-10; JANE DOES 1-10; DOE […]

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Davidson v. Seterus, Inc. | CA COA – Mortgage Servicer could be considered a “debt collector” under California’s Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (the Rosenthal Act; Civ. Code,1 sec. 1788 et seq.)

Davidson v. Seterus, Inc. | CA COA – Mortgage Servicer could be considered a “debt collector” under California’s Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (the Rosenthal Act; Civ. Code,1 sec. 1788 et seq.)

15 March 2018

H/T GARY DUBIN LAW Justia Opinion Summary At issue in this appeal was whether a mortgage servicer could be considered a “debt collector” under California’s Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (the Rosenthal Act; Civ. Code,1 sec. 1788 et seq.). There was a split of authority among the many federal district courts that have considered […]

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The Nonexistent Debtor and Indefinite Contract Terms: Better to Dot the I’s and Spell Out the Agreed Upon Terms

The Nonexistent Debtor and Indefinite Contract Terms: Better to Dot the I’s and Spell Out the Agreed Upon Terms

14 March 2018

Bankruptcy RealEstate Insights – In re Delaware Sports Complex, LLC, 573 B.R. 543 (Bankr. D. Del. 2017) – The debtor, a limited liability company, purportedly entered into a ground lease before it was formed. The bankruptcy court considered the validity of the lease, whether the lease was properly terminated due to uncured defaults, and the effect […]

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Stress Test Is Bad News For Wells Fargo

Stress Test Is Bad News For Wells Fargo

14 March 2018

US NEWS- Big banks have less than a month to submit their capital plans to the Federal Reserve as part of their annual Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review. Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC) is off to shaky start to 2018, and analysts say this year’s Fed stress test will be harder on Wells Fargo than most other […]

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Big banks shake up Washington lobbying shops

Big banks shake up Washington lobbying shops

14 March 2018

Reuters- Two of Wall Street’s largest Washington-based trade groups said on Tuesday that they were merging, as big banks rethink their lobbying strategies under the business-friendly administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. The Clearing House Association (TCH) and the Financial Services Roundtable (FSR), which both count the likes of Citigroup, Bank of America and JP […]

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Wells Fargo Is the Go-To Bank for Gunmakers and the NRA

Wells Fargo Is the Go-To Bank for Gunmakers and the NRA

13 March 2018

Bloomberg- Wells Fargo & Co. has emerged as the preferred financier for the U.S. gun industry. The bank has helped two of the biggest U.S. firearm and ammunition companies access $431.1 million in loans and bonds since December 2012, when the gun control debate gained steam after the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, according to data compiled […]

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Mitch McConnell’s big gift to the banks

Mitch McConnell’s big gift to the banks

13 March 2018

CNN- This month marks the tenth anniversary of the $29 billion US government-backed bailout of Bear Stearns. The collapse of this giant investment bank in March 2008, under the weight of its bad mortgage-linked bets, marked the beginning of the global financial crisis. To commemorate it, the US Senate plans to deliver a big gift […]

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Recovery Guarantied? WI Supreme Court Clarifies Guarantor Credits in Mortgage Foreclosures

Recovery Guarantied? WI Supreme Court Clarifies Guarantor Credits in Mortgage Foreclosures

13 March 2018

Lexology- Mortgage lenders using personal or commercial guaranties as recourse against default should take note of the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision this Tuesday in Horizon Bank, N.A. v. Marshalls Point Retreat LLC, No. 2016AP832, 2018 WI 19 (Mar. 6, 2018). In that case, amounts owing to Horizon Bank were secured by both a mortgage on real […]

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Report: Goldman Sachs CEO plans his exit

Report: Goldman Sachs CEO plans his exit

12 March 2018

Axios- “Lloyd Blankfein is preparing to step down as Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s chief executive as soon as the end of the year, capping a more than 12-year run that has made him one of the longest-serving bosses on Wall Street,” the Wall Street Journal reports. Why he matters: “The departure would conclude a 36-year Goldman career […]

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Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan sees big pay increase

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan sees big pay increase

12 March 2018

Biz Journal- Bank of America Corp. chairman and CEO Brian Moynihan, a Wellesley resident, earned over 20 percent more last year than he did in 2016, as his total compensation rose to nearly $40 million. Moynihan made $39.9 million in 2017, including the value realized on the vesting of previously issued stock awards, according to the […]

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TFH 3/18/18 | Foreclosure Workshop #55: HSBC Bank vs. Marcantonio — Extending Due Process and Equal Protection to Homeowners Challenging Standing in Foreclosure Proceedings

TFH 3/18/18 | Foreclosure Workshop #55: HSBC Bank vs. Marcantonio — Extending Due Process and Equal Protection to Homeowners Challenging Standing in Foreclosure Proceedings

10 March 2018

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Nuns’ pressure leads Wells Fargo to publish causes of ‘systemic lapses in governance’

Nuns’ pressure leads Wells Fargo to publish causes of ‘systemic lapses in governance’

08 March 2018

CNBC- A group of nuns and religiously-affiliated investors said Wells Fargo & Co. has agreed to publish a review that shows the root causes of the systemic lapses in governance and risk management that have led to ongoing controversies, litigation and fines. As a result of the company’s commitment, the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility will withdraw […]

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Massachusetts’s securities regulator investigates Wells Fargo Advisors

Massachusetts’s securities regulator investigates Wells Fargo Advisors

08 March 2018

Reuters- Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin said Thursday his office is investigating possible customer abuses by employees of Wells Fargo & Co’s brokerage division. Galvin’s investigation comes a week after Wells Fargo announced its own internal review into whether employees at its brokerage, Wells Fargo Advisors, recommended unsuitable investments or made inappropriate referrals […]

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Bank forecloses on home, but can ill elder’s allies stall eviction in federal court?

Bank forecloses on home, but can ill elder’s allies stall eviction in federal court?

07 March 2018

Recorder- As the auctioneers announced the sale of 73-year-old Bob McCollum’s home, his cat, Fluffy, came out for the action. The cat cozied up to the auctioneers. One of them crouched down to pet Fluffy, who had come down from the Shaw Road log cabin. As he pet McCollum’s cat, his fellow auctioneer announced a […]

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Nationstar Mortgage v Martins | FL 4DCA –  (“Nationstar”) was not the holder of the note secured by his property at the time it filed a mortgage foreclosure suit…we reverse and direct the trial court to vacate the final judgment awarding fees to Mr. Martins

Nationstar Mortgage v Martins | FL 4DCA – (“Nationstar”) was not the holder of the note secured by his property at the time it filed a mortgage foreclosure suit…we reverse and direct the trial court to vacate the final judgment awarding fees to Mr. Martins

07 March 2018

ISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA FOURTH DISTRICT NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Appellant, v. JOSELITO L. MARTINS a/k/a JOSELITO MARTINS; MARTIN’S CROSSING HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; and MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR CTX MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC, Appellees. 171140_1709_03072018_09210882_i by DinSFLA on Scribd © 2010-17 FORECLOSURE FRAUD | by DinSFLA. All rights […]

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Foreclosure Defense Lawyer Wins Case But Can’t Collect Fees

Foreclosure Defense Lawyer Wins Case But Can’t Collect Fees

07 March 2018

The issue of attorney fees for foreclosure defense lawyer has taken center stage in recent weeks. Law.com- Legal standing — the issue that once tilted foreclosure cases in the borrowers’ favor — is again proving to be problematic for defense lawyers in appellate court. Wednesday, the Fourth District Court of Appeal issued a single-paragraph decision, reversing an […]

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BARON & BUDD SECURES CLASS CERTIFICATION FOR HOME BUYERS AGAINST BANK OF AMERICA, COUNTRYWIDE FINANCIAL

BARON & BUDD SECURES CLASS CERTIFICATION FOR HOME BUYERS AGAINST BANK OF AMERICA, COUNTRYWIDE FINANCIAL

06 March 2018

Baron & Budd Secures Class Certification for Home Buyers Against Bank of America, Countrywide Financial Class action lawsuit alleges lender and appraisal company entered into a corrupt relationship to prepare fraudulent real estate appraisals to quickly close more home loans; subclass of Texas borrowers also certified February 16, 2018 12:31 PM Eastern Standard Time DALLAS–(BUSINESS […]

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DONALD LUSNAK V. BANK OF AMERICA | 9th Circuit Gives Green Light for Class Action Against BOA

DONALD LUSNAK V. BANK OF AMERICA | 9th Circuit Gives Green Light for Class Action Against BOA

06 March 2018

FOR PUBLICATION UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT DONALD M. LUSNAK, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Defendant-Appellee. The panel reversed the district court’s dismissal of a putative class action; held that that the National Banking Act did not preempt California’s state escrow […]

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Brunswick Bank & Tr. v. Heln Mgmt. LLC | New Jersey Appellate Court Holds Trial Court Must Determine Fair Market Value Credit of Foreclosed Properties to Ensure Lender Did Not Receive a Windfall

Brunswick Bank & Tr. v. Heln Mgmt. LLC | New Jersey Appellate Court Holds Trial Court Must Determine Fair Market Value Credit of Foreclosed Properties to Ensure Lender Did Not Receive a Windfall

06 March 2018

Lexology- In a decision approved for publication, New Jersey’s Appellate Division recently remanded an action to the Chancery Division in order to determine whether a lender improperly collected more than one-hundred percent of the debts owed to it. See Brunswick Bank & Tr. v. Heln Mgmt. LLC, 2018 WL 987809 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Feb. 21, […]

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