July 25, 2014

California Court Denies Plaintiffs’ Claims for Breach of Express Agreements, Breach of Implied Agreements, Slander of Title, Wrongful Foreclosure, and Violations of California Civil Codes

By Ebube Okoli

The court in deciding Zapata v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 2013 U.S. Dist. (N.D. Cal. Dec., 2013) dismissed the plaintiff’s action for failure to state a claim. This action boiled down to an attempt made by the plaintiff to avoid … 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

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

May 24, 2014

California Court Holds that the Securitization of Mortgage Loan did not Nullify Rights Granted Under Deed, Including the Right to Foreclose

By Ebube Okoli

The court in deciding Rivac v. Ndex West LLC, 2013 U.S. Dist. (N.D. Cal. Dec. 17, 2013) granted the motion to dismiss tendered by the defendant. Plaintiffs filed a complaint that alleged eight causes of action including; (1) breach of … Continue reading

April 15, 2014

Open Season on Homeowners

By David Reiss

A case coming out of California, Peng v. Chase Home Finance LLC et al., No. B245436 (California Courts of Appeal Second App. Dist., Div. 8, April 8th, 2014, has attracted a lot of attention in the blogosphere. This is particularly … Continue reading

March 17, 2014

United States District Court Dismisses RICO and FDCPA Claims

By Ebube Okoli

The court in deciding Koenig v. Bank of Am., N.A., 2013 U.S. Dist. (E.D. Cal., 2013) ultimately granted the defendant’s motion to dismiss. Plaintiff Philip A. Koenig commenced this action against defendant Bank of America. Plaintiff alleged causes of action … Continue reading

March 6, 2014

California Court Denies Dismissal of Wrongful Foreclosure Claim

By Ebube Okoli

The California court in Engler v. ReconTrust Co., 2013 U.S. Dist. 179950 (C.D. Cal. 2013) dismissed all but one of the plaintiff’s complaint. Plaintiff originally filed suit against defendants BAC and MERS on June 6, 2012. On March 1, 2013, … Continue reading