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Editor: David Reiss
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May 20, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Rights at Risk in Privatized Public Housing, by Jaime Lee, Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 50, 2015, pp. 759-801. Making Firms Liable for Consumers’ Mistaken Beliefs: Theoretical Model and Empirical Applications to the U.S. Mortgage and Credit Card Markets, by Alexei … 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 6, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Beyond Disparate Impact: How the Fair Housing Movement Can Move On, by Rigel Christine Oliveri, Washburn Law Journal, Forthcoming, Crowding Out Effects of Refinancing on New Purchase Mortgages, by Steven A. Sharpe & Shane M. Sherlund, FEDS Working Paper No. … 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 1, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Lottery Allocations and Games for Public Rental Apartments, by Zhan Wang, Jinpeng Ma, & Hongwei Zhang, March 1, 2015. Wages, Housing Prices and Commutes, by Tom Mayock, Real Estate Economics, Forthcoming. Financial Literacy, Broker-Borrower Interaction, and Mortgage Default, by James … Continue reading

March 19, 2015

Tax Expenditure Wars: Wealthy Households v. Poor

By David Reiss

Henry Rose has posted How Federal Tax Expenditures That Support Housing Contribute to Economic Inequality to SSRN. This short article examines “how federal income tax laws benefit more affluent owner households but provide no benefits to economically-strapped renter households.” (1) Housing … Continue reading

March 16, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

BofA has asked a PA federal judge to dismiss a class action RICO suit alleging kickbacks from overpriced mortgage insurance claiming it is the same suit that was dismissed as time-barred by Third Circuit in October. Deloitte is potentially facing … Continue reading