The Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, recently affirmed a trial court’s order denying a borrower’s motions to vacate a foreclosure judgment and for leave to file an untimely answer and counterclaims, and the subsequent motion to reconsider, finding the trial court’s decision did not result in substantial injustice.
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Jenna Tersteegen is an Associate in Maurice Wutscher's New York City office, practicing in the firm’s Consumer Credit Litigation and Commercial Litigation groups. Prior to joining the firm, Jenna was an associate attorney at a litigation law firm in New York City. Her practice covered New York state labor and employment laws, premises liability and property damage cases. She conducted all pre-trial aspects of litigation, including preparing case strategy and evaluation reports, taking and defending depositions, and drafting dispositive pre- and post-trial motions. She is admitted to practice law in Illinois and New York, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently vacated a trial court's injunction granted to enforce various noncompete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality provisions in a mortgage lender's employment agreement with a loan officer.
The Court of Appeals of California, Fourth District, recently affirmed a trial court’s order requiring compliance with an investigative subpoena served by a number of county district attorneys’ offices.
The Supreme Court of Illinois recently rejected two borrowers’ efforts to use a supposed defect in service of process to void a foreclosure judgment entered against them.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently held that the "no fair ground of doubt" standard established by the Supreme Court of the United States in Taggart v. Lorenzen, a case involving alleged violation of a Chapter 7 discharge order, governed civil contempt proceedings for violation of a confirmed reorganization plan under Chapter 11.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently affirmed a trial court’s denial of class certification in a federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act putative class action, holding that common issues of consent did not predominate.
The Supreme Court of California recently upheld the dismissal of negligence claims brought by a borrower in relation to a mortgage servicer’s handling of the borrower’s loan modification application.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently held that various federal Fair Credit Reporting Act claims should be dismissed for lack of Article III standing.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently vacated a trial court’s ruling granting summary judgment in favor of a mortgage servicer and against the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) based on res judicata.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the state’s highest court, recently held that (1) the attorney for a named putative class plaintiff who is deceased does not have authority to act on behalf of the deceased plaintiff absent a motion by the deceased’s legal representative; and (2) in limited circumstances, trial courts may sua sponte order notice to putative class members prior to certification only when absent notice the putative class members would face significant prejudice.
The Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, recently held that the borrowers' appeal in a mortgage foreclosure action was moot for failure to timely perfect a stay of enforcement of the final judgment.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently reversed a trial court’s ruling remanding the case to state court based on the federal Class Action Fairness Act’s “local controversy” exception, finding the trial court erroneously applied the exception.