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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

July 23, 2015

This Is What Bad Faith Looks Like

By David Reiss

A New York judge ruled in Federal National Mortgage Assoc. v. Singer, 2015 NY Slip Op. 51038(U) (July 15, 2015 Sup. Ct., New York County) (Moulton, J.) (unpublished opinion), that two lenders will forfeit more $100,000 in interest payments on two … Continue reading

July 20, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Primary Capital Advisors LLC will face suit for selling bad loans to a Residential Capital LLC subsidiary, putting the parent company into bankruptcy, because the contract language was ambiguous. California federal court approved Diversified Lending Group’s $163 million settlement with … Continue reading

July 13, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The New York Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s dismissal of suit against New York City, the New York Mets’ ownership group and The Related Cos., which had plans to build the Mets’ stadium on public parkland. The Court … Continue reading

July 8, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Airbnb and the Housing Segment of the Modern ‘Sharing Economy': Are Short-Term Rental Restrictions an Unconstitutional Taking?, Jamila Jefferson-Jones, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Vol. 42, 2015. The Use of Tenant Screening Reports and Tenant Blacklisting, Gerald Lebovits & Jen M. … Continue reading

July 6, 2015

Possession of Note Confers Standing to Foreclose

By David Reiss

Dale Whitman posted this discussion of Aurora Loan Services, LLC v. Taylor, 2015 WL 3616293 (N.Y. Ct. App., June 11, 2015) on the DIRT listserv: There is nothing even slightly surprising about this decision, except that it sweeps away a lot of confused and … Continue reading

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Quicken Loans Inc. argues that its suit against the federal government is valid because it is more than just a fraud case. It claims that it is about broader issues with government housing programs. A class action suit against JPMorgan … Continue reading