Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

January 29, 2016


By David Reiss

A federal judge has held that a mortgage servicer committed “the tort of outrage when it charged attorney’s fees and costs to plaintiff’s mortgage account and refused to explain the charges upon request.” (1) Lucero v. Cenlar FSB, No. C13-0602RSL … Continue reading

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June 27, 2014

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

April 4, 2014

Washington Court Dismisses Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Washington Deed of Trust Act Violation Claims

By Ebube Okoli

The court in deciding Dietz v. Quality Loan Serv. Corp., 2014 U.S. Dist. (W.D. Wash. Jan. 3, 2014) granted Wells Fargo and MERS’ motion to dismiss. This action involved is a post-sale wrongful foreclosure case. Plaintiff Timothy Dietz alleged causes … Continue reading

March 6, 2014

Washington Court Upholds Dismissal of RESPA Claims

By Ebube Okoli

The court in deciding Bhatti v. Guild Mortg. Co., 2013 U.S. App. 25659 (9th Cir. Wash. 2013) ultimately upheld the lower court’s decision by dismissing the plaintiff’s RESPA claims. Plaintiffs Nusrat Bhatti and Erfan Semuel filed a complaint in Washington … Continue reading

March 5, 2014

The Court found That Bank of America had Standing Even After Merger

By Ebube Okoli

The court in deciding Bank of Am., N.A. v. Harris, 2013-Ohio-5749 (Ohio Ct. App., Cuyahoga County 2013) found Bank of America had standing after merger. Plaintiff moved for summary judgment arguing that Bank of America lacked standing to foreclosure because … Continue reading

United States District Court Rejects Claim Under the Washington Consumer Protection Act

By Ebube Okoli

The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington in deciding Massey v. BAC Home Loans Servicing LP, 2013 U.S. Dist. 180472 (W.D. Wash. Dec. 23, 2013) granted defendants’ motions for summary judgment. Plaintiff Cindy T. Massey asserted … Continue reading

January 31, 2014

Washington Court Rejects Split-the-Note Theory

By Ebube Okoli

The court in Zhong v. Quality Loan Serv. Corp., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 145916 (W.D. Wash. 2013) granted defendant’s motion to dismiss. In her complaint, plaintiff alleged ten causes of action in connection with the initiation of the non-judicial foreclosure … Continue reading

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