April 27, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Quicken Loans Inc. filed a complaint against the Justice Department and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development claiming that they tried to get Quicken to make false admissions during a settlement. The Government in turn sued Quicken under … Continue reading

April 24, 2015

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released its results to the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Guarantee Fee Review. Following the release, the FHFA announced that the fees would remain the same with modest adjustments. HUD released the 2009-2011 National … Continue reading

April 22, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Keepings, by Donald J. Kochan, NYU Environmental Law Journal (2015) Forthcoming. Low-Income Housing Policy, by Robert A. Collinson, Ingrid Gould Ellen, & Jens Ludwig, NBER Working Paper No. w.21071. Housing Discrimination Among Available Housing Units in 2012: Do Paired Testing … Continue reading

April 20, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Former Freddie Mac executives, who were accused of lying about Freddie’s exposure to subprime mortgages before the financial crisis, settled with the SEC. Citibank shareholders slam the Bank’s motion to dismiss a case over mortgage-backed securities worth more than $17 … Continue reading

April 15, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Amidst the Walking Dead: Judicial and Nonjudicial Approaches for Eradicating Zombie Mortgages, by Andrea Clark, Emory Law Journal, Vol. 65, No. 3, Forthcoming. The Paradox of Judicial Foreclosure: Collateral Value Uncertainty and Mortgage Rates, by David Harrison & Michael Seiler, … Continue reading

April 13, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Bankrupt Washington Mutual settles in class action suit for $10 million after duping plaintiffs into taking out mortgages with low “teaser rates.” Goldman Sachs asks NY Federal Judge not to certify class action suit over its Abacus collateralized debt obligation, … Continue reading

April 10, 2015

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency released a report on mortgage performance. CFPB releases its Consumer Response Annual Report analyzing the complaints it received in 2014 and its fourth annual Fair Debt Collection Practices Act FHFA releases its … Continue reading