Archive for October 2015 – Page 2

Illinois Court Holds New Mortgagee May Be Substituted After Foreclosure Sale, Indicates Borrower’s Counsel May Be Sanctioned

The Illinois Appellate Court, First District, recently held that a failure to file a motion to substitute plaintiff in a pending foreclosure proceeding prior to the judicial sale did not invalidate the sale. Also, considering the absence of any meaningful argument advanced on appeal, the Court further ordered counsel for defendant to show cause why

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Mortgage Servicer Liable for Its Attorney’s Payoff Statement

Earlier this summer we explained here that the Third Circuit’s decision in Kaymark spelled Fair Debt Collection Practices Act trouble for mortgage lenders and servicers who make statements seeking to recover estimated fees and costs. We examined these risks in a recent webinar as well. In Beard v. Ocwen, a federal district court, citing Kaymark, recently held a

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