The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently affirmed a bankruptcy court’s grant of a debtor’s motion for summary judgment allowing the debtor to void a mortgage under the “strong arm” provision of the Bankruptcy Code.
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The Illinois Appellate Court, First District, recently held that substitute service can be effected under the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure when the summons is left with an adult with a cognitive impairment.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, en banc, recently affirmed in part and reversed in part a trial court’s partial grant and partial denial of a bank’s motion to dismiss the City of Oakland’s claims under the federal Fair Housing Act.
The Maryland Court of Appeals – the state’s highest court – recently reversed a trial court’s dismissal of a putative class action alleging that a mortgage servicer and loan owner violated the Maryland Usury Law and Maryland Consumer Debt Collection Act by charging property inspection fees in connection with residential mortgage loans.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently vacated a trial court's grant of summary judgment to the plaintiff in an action to quiet title for a property subject to a mortgage. While the appeal was pending for this matter, an intervening ruling in the New York Court of Appeals undermined the reasoning of the trial court. Therefore, the Second Circuit vacated the trial court’s judgment and remanded the case for further proceedings.
The Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, recently affirmed a trial court’s order appointing a receiver as to a mixed-use property in foreclosure, because the foreclosing mortgagee established a reasonable probability that it would prevail in a final hearing and the defendant mortgagors failed to show good cause as to why a receiver should not be appointed.
The California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, recently held that a trial court erred in ruling that several borrowers' claims were precluded by a prior unlawful detainer judgment entered against them following the foreclosure sale of their home.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently reversed a trial court's order granting summary judgment in favor of the buyer at a homeowners association’s non-judicial foreclosure sale that was conducted in violation of the automatic stay in the borrower's bankruptcy, and against a mortgagee whose interest in the foreclosed property would have been extinguished.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently affirmed entry of summary judgment in favor of a mortgage servicer against a borrower’s claims that it violated the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).
The Supreme Court of Illinois recently reversed a trial court order in a case filed outside of Cook County denying a Cook County borrower’s petition challenging a foreclosure judgment as void for lack of jurisdiction, finding that a licensed or registered private detective may not serve process in counties with a population of two million or more – such as Cook County -- without special appointment under 735 ILCS 5/2-202.
The California Court of Appeals for the Fifth Appellate District recently reversed a trial court's ruling under the California Code of Civil Procedure section 473 to set aside a default and a judgment quieting title against a mortgagee that had foreclosed and acquired title to the subject property.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently affirmed a trial court's ruling to stay federal court proceedings brought by a litigious borrower, noting their practical identity to a pending state contested foreclosure action involving the same parties.