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Only promissory note holders can initiate foreclosures in Washington state

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 23 2012

The Supreme Court of Washington has determined that, under the Washington deed of trust act, only the actual holder of a promissory note can be the beneficiary with the power to appoint a trustee to proceed with a nonjudicial foreclosure on real property

Preparing your company for sale: the role of investment banks

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 29 2012

After determining to sell a business, a potential seller must decide whether to hire an investment bank to facilitate the sale process or to rely on the company’s owners, management, and legal advisers to manage the transaction

A bad month for payday lenders

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 1 2013

February was not a good month for payday lenders. As previously reported, on February 20, CFPB Director Cordray expressed pointed concerns about

Federal judge refuses to dismiss Arizona mortgage class action alleging interest rate fraud

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 21 2013

On January 25, 2013, a federal judge in Arizona refused to dismiss a class action lawsuit against an Arizona-based mortgage company in a case

HUD face-to-face meeting rule gets expansive reading from Virginia high court

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 10 2012

In a decision affecting all lenders in Virginia that issue FHA-insured home loans, the Supreme Court of Virginia has adopted an expansive reading of HUD’s requirement of face-to-face meetings prior to foreclosure

Washington Supreme Court: trustee's actions in nonjudicial foreclosure violated consumer law

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 21 2013

The Washington Supreme Court has held that a trustee's practice in a nonjudicial foreclosure of deferring to the lender on whether to postpone a

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau launches Web site

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 4 2011

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which does not have official authority until the designated transfer date, July 21, 2011, has launched its Web site at

FinCEN starts e-filing of new CTR and SAR forms mandatory use of new forms soon to follow

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 12 2012

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced on March 29, 2012, that it is now accepting the new Currency Transaction Report (CTR) and Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) forms for filing on the BSA E-Filing System

President Obama’s recess appointment raises big questions

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 4 2012

The Internet is alive with the breaking news that President Obama has decided to make a “recess appointment” to name Richard Cordray as the Director of the CFPB

OTS enforcement action and proposed supplemental overdraft guidance signal enhanced banking agency attention to overdraft practices

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 27 2010

Recent action by the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) regarding overdraft practices requires attention from all banks