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September 2, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

On the Cyclicity of Regional House Prices: New Evidence for U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Michael André Flor & Torben Klarl, CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5471. How Mortgage Finance Affects the Urban Landscape, Sewin Chan, Andrew Haughwout & Joseph S. … Continue reading

August 31, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Thornburg Mortgage Inc. Ch. 11 trustee wins $45 million against RBC Capital Markets LLC for seizing and miscalculating the value of some mortgage-backed securities from Thornburg in 2007. Fidelity National Title Insurance Co. will not be liable for $38 million … Continue reading

August 24, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Building investors sue Waterbridge Capital LLC for $10 million for allegedly selling units and pocketing profits, refusing to pay back its investors. Hurricane Sandy $25 million contract-insurance suit is dismissed against one of the defendants, Arch Insurance Group and its … Continue reading

August 17, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Plaintiffs in class action suit against JPMorgan Chase & Co., who were fraudulently charged unnecessary home inspection fees, argue that the bank cannot avoid class certification because Chase admitted that “determining whether an inspection was reasonable requires an assessment of … Continue reading

August 10, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

NY federal court approves Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. and UBS Securities LLC settlement for $235 million in class action from pension fund for false prospectuses in mortgage-backed securities. Better Markets, a financial reform advocacy group, files … Continue reading

August 3, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The Third Circuit upholds class certification in case against PNC Bank NA, in which individuals are alleging the bank participated in an illegal home equity lending scheme. Residential Credit Solutions Inc., a mortgage servicing company, will pay $1.6 million in … Continue reading

July 30, 2015

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think-Tank Round-Up

By Serenna McCloud

Enterprise Community Partner’s and other affordable housing advocates have launched #CapsHurtCommunities, a campaign to raise spending caps imposed and restore critical funding. They are urging organizations and concerned citizens to reach out to Congress while the members on recess – asking them to … Continue reading