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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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9th Cir. Affirms Denial of Class Certification in HAMP Loan Modification MDL

In a consolidated multi-district litigation putative class action involving allegations of improper handling of HAMP loan modifications by a large mortgage servicer, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed the district court’s order denying the putative class plaintiffs’ motion for class certification, holding that the district court correctly determined that individual

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Florida Appellate Court Rejects Borrower’s Alleged Oral Modification of Mortgage Loan

The District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida, Fourth District, recently reversed a final judgment in favor of a borrower based on an alleged oral modification of the mortgage and the doctrine of promissory estoppel, holding that because the mortgage fell within the statute of frauds, it could not be orally modified, and

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5th Cir. Confirms Arrears Not Damages Caused by Alleged Loan Modification Fraud

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently rejected common law fraud and fraudulent inducement allegations brought by two borrowers arising from their default on a mortgage loan. In so ruling, the Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court’s order granting summary judgment in the mortgagees’ favor due to insufficient evidence of damages, and

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California Appellate Court Holds Tender Not Required for HBOR

The Court of Appeal of the State of California, Second Appellate District, recently reversed a trial court’s dismissal of a complaint alleging a servicer violated California’s Homeowner Bill of Rights by proceeding with a trustee’s sale when the servicer and the borrowers were allegedly exploring a loan modification. In so ruling, the Appellate Court made

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First Circuit Confirms Loan Modification Rendered Borrower’s ‘Standing’ Challenge Moot

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently dismissed a borrower’s appeal as moot because the borrower and loan servicer entered into a loan modification agreement while the appeal was pending, meaning the borrower was no longer subject to any actual or threatened foreclosure proceedings. A copy of the opinion is available at:

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