Author Archive for Erik C. Fritz

Fla. App. Court (2nd DCA) Rejects Argument Mortgagee Thwarted Right of Redemption by Not Providing Estoppel Letter

The District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, recently rejected a borrower’s objection to a foreclosure sale under the theory the mortgagee failed to provide him with an “estoppel letter,” which would have allowed him to exercise his right of redemption. A copy of the opinion is available at:  Link to Opinion. A foreclosure

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Fla. App. Court (2nd DCA) Holds Trial Court Erred in Denying Deficiency Judgment Due to 6-Day Stale Appraisal

The District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, recently reversed an order denying a claim for a post-foreclosure sale deficiency judgment, holding that the trial court abused its discretion by excluding from evidence an expert’s testimony and report as to fair market value because the report was dated six days after the foreclosure sale.

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DC Cir. Denies Lender’s Challenge to NLRB’s Ruling as to Lender’s Confidentiality, Non-Disparagement Employee Rules

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently denied a mortgage company’s petition for review and granted the National Labor Relations Board’s cross-petition for enforcement, holding that the NLRB correctly determined that the mortgage company’s workplace rules unreasonably burdened its employees’ ability to discuss legitimate employment matters, protest employer practices and

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Calif. App. Court (2nd Dist) Confirms No Implied Right to HBOR Injunctive Relief

The Court of Appeal of the State of California, Second District, recently affirmed the denial of injunctive relief to a borrower who claimed a violation of Cal. Civ. Code § 2924(a)(6) of the California Homeowner Bill of Rights, holding that injunctive relief is only available under two specific HBOR provisions where the state legislature explicitly

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3rd Cir. Upholds Denial of Class Cert. on ‘Ascertainable Loss,’ Causation Deficiencies

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently affirmed a denial of class certification, holding that the plaintiffs’ theory was insufficiently supported by class-wide evidence to demonstrate the fact of damages whether on the issues of “ascertainable loss” or “causal relationship,” and failed to establish that common questions would predominate over individual questions.

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3rd Cir. Says State Law Claims Not Preempted by Bankruptcy Code’s Involuntary Case Provisions

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently held that the Bankruptcy Code does not preempt state law claims brought by non-debtors for damages related to the filing of an involuntary bankruptcy proceeding. A copy of the opinion in Rosenberg v. DVI Receivables XVII, LLC is available at:  Link to Opinion. The creditors in this action initiated

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Fla. App. Court (4th DCA) Holds Victory Must Be Complete to Obtain Attorney’s Fees Under FDUTPA

The District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fourth District, recently held that in order to recover fees for prevailing on a Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act claim, a party must prevail not only on the FDUTPA claim but also on all pleaded legal theories such that it obtains a judgment in its favor

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6th Cir. Confirms No TILA Right to Cancel for Failure to Disclose Assignment of Loan

The U.S. Court of Appeal for the Sixth Circuit recently confirmed that a mortgagee’s alleged failure to notify borrowers of an assignment of the loan does not give rise to a right to cancel under the federal Truth In Lending Act (TILA). A copy of the opinion in Robertson v. US Bank, NA is available at:

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