Author Archive for Patrick R. Tira – Page 2

Calif. App. Court Denies Appeal for Preliminary Injunction Attorney’s Fees in Calif. HBOR Case

The Court of Appeal of the State of California, Third Appellate District, recently held that an order denying interim attorney’s fees under California Civil Code § 2924.12, which is part of the California Homeowner Bill of Rights, is not an appealable order. A copy of the opinion in Sese v. Wells Fargo Bank is available at:

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SD Calif. Holds No Standing For TCPA Plaintiff Alleging 290 Nonconsensual Calls

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently held that a TCPA plaintiff alleging some 290 unwanted autodialed calls to her cell phone did not demonstrate “concrete injury” sufficient to confer Article III standing under Spokeo v. Robins. A copy of the opinion in Romero v. Department Stores National Bank et al is available here:

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Calif. App. Court Holds Servicer May Owe Borrower Duty of Care as to Loan Mod Efforts, Loan Owner May Be Liable

The Court of Appeal of the State of California, Sixth Appellate District, recently held that a loan owner may be liable for misrepresentations made by the loan servicer. The Court also held that a loan servicer may owe a duty of care to a borrower through application of the “Biakanja” factors, even though its involvement

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Calif. App. Court Holds Alleged Foreclosure by Wrong Beneficiary Enough for Wrongful Foreclosure, No Tender Required

The Court of Appeals of California, Fourth District, recently held that a homeowner who has been foreclosed on by one with no right to do so — by those allegations alone — sustains prejudice or harm sufficient to constitute a cause of action for wrongful foreclosure. Citing Glaski v. Bank of America (2013) 218 Cal.App.4th

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Calif. Supreme Court Holds Atty Fees to be Included in Determining Constitutional Limits of Punitive Damages Awards

The Supreme Court of California recently held that, in determining whether punitive damages awards are within constitutional limits, attorney’s fees may be included in the calculation of the ratio of punitive to compensatory damages, regardless of whether the fees are awarded by the trier of fact as part of its verdict or are determined by

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5th Cir. Confirms Self-Serving Testimony of Emotional Distress Insufficient Under FCRA, Commercial Losses Not Recoverable

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently confirmed that the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681, et seq., does not allow recovery for commercial or investment property losses. The Court also concluded that where a plaintiff points to no evidence that the denial of credit was actually caused by

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