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July 23, 2015

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Round-Up

By Serenna McCloud

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Staff Report, Determinants of Mortgage Default and Consumer Credit Use: The Effects of Foreclosure Laws and Foreclosure Delays, examines the interconnectedness of debt repayment decisions – specifically finding that mortgage default is negatively correlated with … Continue reading

July 15, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Mortgage Finance and Technological Change, Robin Döttling & Enrico C. Perotti, Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 15-079/IV. Sustaining Neighborhoods of Choice: From Land Bank(ing) to Land Trust(ing), James J. Kelly Jr., Washburn Law Journal, Vol. 54, No. 3, 2015. President Eisenhower’s … Continue reading

May 13, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Section 1031 Exchanges: Death of a Related-Party Exchange – Did ‘Butler’ Do It?, by Bradley T. Borden & Alan S. Lederman, Daily Tax Report Journal, Vol. 75, No. 1, 2015. The Future of Fannie and Freddie, by Mark A. Calabria, … Continue reading

May 11, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The United States Supreme Court holds that debtors do not have an absolute right to appeal a denial of a proposed bankruptcy plan (mentioned in April 6 post). Maryland federal judge approves settlement between CFPB and Genuine Title and participants … Continue reading

May 8, 2015

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

CFPB releases its 2014 Fair Lending Report, discussing its fair lending acts over the past year. It shows that the CFPB required institutions to provide over $224 million in remediation in 2014. A S. Census Bureau paper examines the effects … Continue reading

May 4, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Ocwen and Assurant settle with homeowners for $140 million in class action suit, in which the homeowners alleged that Ocwen received kickbacks by inflating premium costs for forced-placed insurance. New York’s Appellate Division, First Department, affirmed dismissal of suit against … 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