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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

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