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11th Cir. Holds No Violation of Bankruptcy Discharge for ‘Informational Statement’

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently affirmed the bankruptcy court’s denial of a debtor-borrower’s motion for sanctions, which alleged that her mortgage loan servicer violated her bankruptcy discharge by mailing a communication in a purported attempt to collect upon a discharged…

Calif. App. Court (3rd Dist) Allows HOBR Claim for Vague Reasons for Loan Mod Denial

The Court of Appeal for the Third District of California recently affirmed in part, and reversed in part, an order granting a mortgage servicer’s motion to dismiss several causes of action brought by plaintiff borrowers for denying their requests to modify their mortgage loan. The…

Ohio Supreme Court Holds Foreclosure Decree ‘Final and Appealable’ Even Without Adjudication of Other Liens

The Supreme Court of Ohio recently held that, although a foreclosure decree did not specify certain amounts of outstanding liens due and owing upon the property, it nevertheless was a final, appealable order that left no issues remaining to be determined as to the rights…

8th Cir. Affirms Cancellation of Lis Pendens Due to Imprecise Property Description and Prayer for Relief

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently affirmed a trial court’s order canceling a lis pendens, finding that the description of the property at issue in the lis pendens was imprecise and did not connect to any particular request for equitable relief…

Calif. App. Court (1st Dist) Rejects Servicer’s Attempt to Condition Reinstatement on Payment of Deferred Amounts

The Court of Appeal of the State of California, First Appellate District, recently held that California Civil Code § 2924c permits a borrower to reinstate a modified home mortgage loan by paying only the past due modified payments and associated fees and charges, and that…

Fla. App. Court (3rd DCA) Allows Private Right of Action for Erroneous Estoppel Letter

The Florida District Court of Appeal of the Third District recently reversed the dismissal of a mortgagor’s second amended complaint alleging that the mortgagee’s post-default estoppel letter inflated the amount of legal fees it was entitled to recover. In so ruling, the Appellate Court held…