July 19, 2014

Georgia Court Dismisses 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) granted the defendant’s motion to dismiss. Plaintiffs Reginald and Jamela Mitchell claimed that the defendants Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. and MERS violated … Continue reading

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July 10, 2014

U.S. Bank Had Standing to Bring Action

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) affirmed the judgment of the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas. In their sole assignment of error, McHugh argued that US Bank … Continue reading

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Connecticut Court Denies All Five of Defendant’s Special Defenses to Foreclosure Action

By Ebube Okoli

The court in deciding Bank of Am., N.A. v. Samaha, 2013 Conn. Super. (Conn. Super. Ct., 2013) granted the plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment. In this action, the plaintiff sought to foreclose a mortgage executed by Joseph Samaha and Denise … Continue reading

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June 27, 2014

Tennessee Court Dismisses Plaintiff’s TCPA Claim

By Ebube Okoli

The court in deciding Amour v. Bank of Am., N.A., 2013 U.S. Dist. (E.D. Tenn., 2013) granted in part and denied in part the defendant’s motion to dismiss The plaintiffs brought three separate causes of action each of which the … Continue reading

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Court Decides that Lower Court Was Correct in Granting Summary Judgment in Favor of Bank of America and ReconTrust on FDCPA Claims

By Ebube Okoli

The court in deciding Brown v. Bank of Am., N.A. (In re Brown), 2013 Bankr. (B.A.P. 9th Cir., 2013) affirmed the lower court’s holding. The plaintiff in this case alleged alleged that BAC and ReconTrust violated the CPA by promulgating, … Continue reading

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Texas Court Rejects Claims Brought on the Grounds of “Show-me-the-Note” and “Split-the-Note” Theories

By Ebube Okoli

The court in deciding Hunt v. Worldwide Mortg. Co., 2013 U.S. Dist. (N.D. Tex., 2013) dismissed the plaintiff’s action in its entirety and specifically granted the defendant’s motion to dismiss. Plaintiffs asserted claims for fraud (only against MidFirst and its … Continue reading

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June 26, 2014

Alabama Court Rejects “Split-the-Note” Theory

By Ebube Okoli

The court in deciding Gray v. MERSCORP, Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. (N.D. Ala., 2013) rejected the split the note theory put forward by Gray. This matter arose out of a note and mortgage executed in March 2007 by plaintiffs Clayburn … Continue reading

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