February 23, 2015

Mortgage Assignment Mayhem

By David Reiss

Judge Drain issued a biting Memorandum of Decision on Debtor’s Objection to Claim of Wells Fargo Bank, NA in the case In re Carrsow-Franklin (No. 10-20010, Jan. 29, 2015). The Court granted the debtor’s claim objection “on the basis that … Continue reading

June 25, 2014

California Court Denies Claims that Deficiencies Rendered any Security Interest in the Deed of Trust Invalid

By Ebube Okoli

The court in deciding Sollenne v. United States Bank Nat’l Ass’n, 2013 U.S. Dist. (S.D. Cal., 2013) ultimately found that the plaintiffs’ claims premised upon the securitization of the loan and violations of the PSA were to be dismissed. The … Continue reading

Michigan Court Rejects TILA and RESPA Claims in Granting Summary Judgment

By Ebube Okoli

The court in deciding Morton v. Bank of Am., N.A., 2013 U.S. Dist. (W.D. Mich., 2013) ultimately concluded that the moving defendants are entitled to judgment on all plaintiff’s claims as a matter of law. Plaintiff asserted that none of … Continue reading

June 12, 2014

Ohio Court Finds that Dismissal of Plaintiff’s Foreclosure Complaint did not Deprive it of Jurisdiction Over Defendants and Their TILA Claims

By Ebube Okoli

The court in deciding Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Wick, 2013-Ohio-5422 (Ohio Ct. App., Cuyahoga County, 2013) found that the trial court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s foreclosure complaint did not deprive it of jurisdiction over defendants and their TILA claims, as … Continue reading

June 11, 2014

Georgia Court Dismisses Plaintiff’s RESPA, TILA and HOEPA Claims

By Ebube Okoli

The court in deciding Mitchell v. Deutsche Bank Nat’l Trust Co., 2013 U.S. Dist. (N.D. Ga., 2013) found no plain error in the lower court’s conclusion to dismiss the plaintiffs’ claims. Plaintiffs Reginald and Jamela Mitchell filed a complaint against … Continue reading

May 29, 2014

Ohio Appeals Court Denies Assignment Error Claim Brought by Appellee

By Ebube Okoli

The court in deciding United States Bank Nat’l Ass’n v. McHugh, 2013-Ohio-5473 (Ohio Ct. App., Lucas County, 2013) concluded that the trial court properly denied mortgagors’ motion under Civ.R. 60(B)(2). Appellants argued that appellee lacked standing and was not the … Continue reading

May 27, 2014

California Court Rejects Improper Pooling and Servicing Agreement Argument Brought by Plaintiffs

By Ebube Okoli

The court in deciding Sollenne v. United States Bank Nat’l Ass’n, 2013 U.S. Dist., (S.D. Cal., 2013) dismissed the plaintiffs’ claims. Plaintiffs alleged three causes of action: 1) quiet title; 2) declaratory relief to determine the validity of the deed … Continue reading