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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…

Florida Court Reverses Foreclosure Judgment, But Remands Without Involuntary Dismissal

The District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, recently reversed a final judgment of foreclosure, holding that the mortgagee failed to properly establish the amount of its damages. However, the Appellate Court further held that because the borrower failed to move for dismissal at…

Working with New York’s Latest Debt Collection Regulations

New York’s Department of Financial Services published regulations on Dec. 3, 2014, which would require debt collectors to make additional disclosures to consumers following initial communications, provide consumers who dispute charged-off debt with certain information, adopt procedures concerning the applicability of statutes of limitations, maintain certain records and provide…

Election Signals Anti-Regulation Sentiment

The GOP victory in yesterday’s mid-term elections probably will not translate into any immediate relief for the consumer financial services industry. But if you are looking for any sign of where things might be heading, know that voters handily rejected many candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren,…