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Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

June 29, 2016

Saving On Homeowners Insurance

By David Reiss

Trulia quoted me in 5 Ways To Save On Homeowners Insurance. It opens, Some basic decisions in life shouldn’t demand much debate in your mind. Behind car and life insurance, homeowners insurance is one of the biggest no-brainers. When golf ball–sized … Continue reading

May 30, 2016

Song of Roland

By David Reiss

In commemoration of Memorial Day, a selection from The Song of Roland, an epic poem from the days of Charlemagne: The Horn CXLVIII As Roland gazed on his slaughtered men, He bespake his gentle compeer agen: “Ah, dear companion, may … Continue reading

April 22, 2016

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The Government Accountability Office released a report on the growth of nonbank servicers in the mortgage market, finding that these servicers have increased their market share from 6.8 percent in 2012 to 24.2 percent in 2015. The Center on Budget … Continue reading

April 21, 2016

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

A study, The Association Between Income and Life Expectancy in the United States, led by Raj Chetty has found that the gap between life spans of low-income and high-income persons increased from 2001 to 2014. Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing … Continue reading

April 20, 2016

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

How Does Bank Capital Affect the Supply of Mortgages? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment, Valentina Michelangeli & Enrico Sette, BIS Working Paper No. 557. Housing Schemes, Price Fixation of Houses and Other Related Issues: A Study, Mukund Sarda. The Dynamics … Continue reading

April 19, 2016

Tuesday’s Regulatory & Legislative Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

New York City has announced a new comprehensive plan with a focus on efficiently assisting the homeless population. The House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee marked up its Fiscal Year 2017 spending bill, proposing $31 million in increases to the US Department … Continue reading

April 18, 2016

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Goldman Sachs settled for $5.06 billion with federal and state authorities for its conduct leading up to the financial crisis in the residential mortgage-backed securities market. Credit Suisse will pay $50 million in mortgage-backed securities suit to settle allegations that … Continue reading