FORECLOSURE FRAUD | by DinSFLA - Part 6
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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PUERTO RICO CAN’T AFFORD ANOTHER CRISIS, IT NEEDS A MORATORIUM ON ALL FORECLOSURES

PUERTO RICO CAN’T AFFORD ANOTHER CRISIS, IT NEEDS A MORATORIUM ON ALL FORECLOSURES

22 January 2018

NewsWeek- Two days after Hurricane María passed through Puerto Rico, I was able to get in a car and begin what would be the daily task for the next couple of weeks of looking for water and gas. As I stepped outside, I realized that this would not be as with other hurricanes that I […]

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Taibbi: Forget the Memo – Can We Worry About the Banks?

Taibbi: Forget the Memo – Can We Worry About the Banks?

22 January 2018

A classic circular kerfuffle in congress this week shifted eyes away from rare bipartisan cooperation on spying powers and bank reform RollingStone- The Internet is exploding today with cries of #ReleaseTheMemo, with the GOP throwing a big fat j’accuse at the Democrats. Republicans are pounding the table over what by now is about the millionth news story […]

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Ninth Circuit Clarifies Amount in Controversy Standard Where Borrower Seeks Only “Temporary” Foreclosure Stay Pending Loan Modification Review

Ninth Circuit Clarifies Amount in Controversy Standard Where Borrower Seeks Only “Temporary” Foreclosure Stay Pending Loan Modification Review

22 January 2018

NatLawReview- The Ninth Circuit recently limited the availability of diversity jurisdiction for certain cases with claims involving mortgage loan modifications. Specifically, in Corral v. Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc., the Ninth Circuit held that, where the plaintiff-borrower “seeks only a temporary stay of foreclosure pending review of a loan modification application … the value of the property […]

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Jared Kushner’s Firm Tied to “Suspicious Transactions” at Deutsche Bank

Jared Kushner’s Firm Tied to “Suspicious Transactions” at Deutsche Bank

19 January 2018

Deutsche Bank notified German regulators, and Robert Mueller will likely be given the reports.  Mother Jones- A German business magazine is reporting that Deutsche Bank, the German financial giant which is a major lender to both President Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner, identified “suspicious transactions” related to Kushner family accounts, and has reported […]

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TFH 1/21/18 | Exclusive Tell-All Eye-Witness Interview With a Retiring Mainland Big Law Supervising Foreclosure Attorney

TFH 1/21/18 | Exclusive Tell-All Eye-Witness Interview With a Retiring Mainland Big Law Supervising Foreclosure Attorney

19 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 21, 2018  ——————— Exclusive Tell-All Eye-Witness Interview With a Retiring Mainland Big Law Supervising […]

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Mulvaney requests no funding for Consumer Financial NO-Protection Bureau

Mulvaney requests no funding for Consumer Financial NO-Protection Bureau

18 January 2018

Politico- Every quarter, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau formally requests its operating funds from the Federal Reserve. Last quarter, former director Richard Cordray asked for $217.1 million. Cordray, an appointee of President Barack Obama, needed just $86.6 million the quarter before that. And yesterday, President Donald Trump’s acting CFPB director, Mick Mulvaney, sent his first […]

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CFPB says it will reconsider its rule on payday lending

CFPB says it will reconsider its rule on payday lending

18 January 2018

CNN- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has taken the first step to killing or revising the payday lending rule it finalized only a few months ago. The watchdog agency said in a statement Tuesday that it intends to “reconsider” a regulation, issued in October, that would have required payday lenders to vet whether borrower can […]

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Lawsuit in U.S. accuses nine banks of rigging Canadian rate benchmark

Lawsuit in U.S. accuses nine banks of rigging Canadian rate benchmark

16 January 2018

Reuters- Nine large banks, including six from Canada, have been accused in a lawsuit of conspiring to rig a Canadian rate benchmark to improve profits from derivatives trading. The complaint, filed by a Colorado pension fund in U.S. District Court in Manhattan late on Friday, accused Royal Bank of Canada RY.TO, Toronto-Dominion Bank TD.TO, Bank […]

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