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

April 8, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The Role of Prepayment Penalties in Mortgage Loans, by Andrea Beltratti, Matteo Benetton & Alessandro Gavazza, CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10504. Inclusion by Design, Thinking Beyond a Civil Rights Paradigm, by Robin Paul Malloy, Land Use Law and Disability: Planning … Continue reading

March 30, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

New Jersey Condominium Association files a complaint alleging that the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) breached its contracts by failing to pay flood insurance benefits for damage from Hurricane Sandy. The US Supreme Court justices are reviewing an Eleventh … Continue reading

March 27, 2015

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

CFPB releases report of KPMG audit of its operations and budget. In the report, CFPB agrees with KPMG’s findings about control deficiencies and is aiming to fix such deficiencies. FHFA releases report on progress of Fannie/Freddie Conservatorships in advancing access … Continue reading

March 25, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Regional Redistribution Through the U.S. Mortgage Market, by Erik Hurst, Benjamin J. Keys, Amit Seru and Joseph Vavra, NBER Working Paper No. w21007. Will the Bubble Burst Be Revisited, by P.D. Aditya, March 8, 2015. Data & Civil Rights: Housing … Continue reading