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9th Cir. Holds Mortgagee May Challenge HOA Foreclosure Sale That Violates Bankruptcy Automatic Stay

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. 

9th Cir. Holds Servicer Did Not Need to Produce Servicing Contract to Assert Federal Foreclosure Bar

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed a trial court’s order of summary judgment in favor of a loan servicer on claims arising from a non-judicial foreclosure sale conducted by a homeowners association on real property located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Oregon Supreme Court Holds HOA Lien Primes First Mortgage or Deed of Trust if No Foreclosure Within 90 Days of Notice

The Oregon Supreme Court recently held that a lien for delinquent condominium assessments has priority over a first mortgage or deed of trust, where the mortgagee fails to initiate a foreclosure action within the 90-day notice period prescribed by ORS § 100.450(7).

9th Cir. Reverses Trial Court Ruling in Favor of Defendant on FDCPA Claim Related to Bankruptcy

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently reversed an award of summary judgment in favor of a defendant debt collector against claims that it violated the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) by attempting to collect a debt that was discharged in bankruptcy and no longer owed.

9th Cir. Holds Nevada HOA ‘Superpriority Lien’ Statute Does Not Violate Takings or Due Process Clauses

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held that the application of Nevada’s “superpriority lien” statute was not an uncompensated taking under the Takings Clause nor did it violate the Due Process Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

DC App. Court Holds HOA May Not Foreclose Subject to First Deed of Trust

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals recently held that a condominium association acting on its six-month super-priority lien for unpaid condominium assessments pursuant to § 42-1903.13(a)(2) of the District of Columbia Condominium Act (the “D.C. Condo Act”) may not conduct its foreclosure sale subject to a first deed of trust lien, even if the terms of sale stated that the condo unit would be sold subject to first deed of trust. A copy of the opinion in Liu v. US Bank National Association is available at:  Link to Opinion. The borrower obtained a loan to finance his purchase of a condominium…

Illinois App. Court (1st Dist) Rules HOA Lien Extinguished by Payment 1 Year After Foreclosure Sale

The Appellate Court of Illinois, First District recently held that a foreclosing mortgagee’s payment of post-foreclosure sale assessments nearly a year after the sale date confirmed the extinguishment of a condominium association’s lien for pre-sale assessments created under the Illinois Condominium Property Act. In so ruling, the First District found that the plain language of the Act did not place any “temporal requirement on the payment of post-purchase assessments in order for the payment to confirm the extinguishment of any lien created under subsection 9(g)(1) of the Act[.]” A copy of the opinion in Quadrangle House Condominium Association v. U.S.…

9th Cir. Holds Nevada HOA Lien Foreclosure Statute Facially Unconstitutional

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held that the Nevada homeowners association foreclosure statute facially violated mortgage lenders’ constitutional due process right, and that the Nevada legislature’s enactment of a statute governing foreclosure of liens by HOAs constituted “state action.” A copy of the opinion in Bourne Valley Court Trust v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. is available at: Link to Opinion. A purchaser of Nevada real estate who acquired title at a homeowners association foreclosure sale brought an action in Nevada state court seeking to quiet title and a declaration against the mortgage lender, as holder of…