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Winning Bidder At Sheriff's Sale Entitled To Recoup Some, But Not All, Of His Deposit After Sale Is Vacated

USA - June 16 2017 A recent decision from the Appellate Division drives home (1) the duty of sellers at sheriff's sales to announce all material information about the...


Supreme Court: Party That Buys Defaulted Debt Not A "Debt Collector" Under The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

USA - June 13 2017 In Henson v. Santander Consumer USA Inc., Justice Gorsuch delivered his first opinion for the Supreme Court, and in doing so, provided an interesting...


After You Break Up, Dont Expect To Get Paid For Those Home Repairs You Did For Your Girlfriend While You Were Dating

USA - June 9 2017 Nothing says romance like asking your girlfriend to sign a contract before you agree to help her fix up her house. Nonetheless, this is essentially...


When Is Possession Not Really Possession? (And By "Possession" I Mean In The "Mortgagee In Possession" Sense Of The Word)

USA - June 7 2017 Lenders are often faced with a dilemma when dealing with property that is in foreclosure and has been abandoned by the borrower. A lender must, under...


Neighbor's Tree Limbs Hanging Over Your Yard? Just Rent A Chainsaw, Climb A Ladder, And Cut Them. What Could Go Wrong?

USA - May 31 2017 Turns out, a lot could go wrong. But, if it does, the neighbor whose tree limbs inspired you to climb the ladder, chainsaw in hand, probably won't be...