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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

Appeals court ruling could invalidate foreclosures in Georgia

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 26 2012

A recent decision by the Georgia Court of Appeals potentially could invalidate thousands of Georgia foreclosures

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

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

New AML requirements under consideration

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 7 2012

A new anti-money laundering (AML) rule being considered by the Department of the Treasury, through the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, known as FinCEN, could impose more extensive compliance obligations on banks and other financial institutions subject to AML requirements

Debt collector’s voice message not a ‘communication’ under FDCPA, federal judge rules

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 11 2012

A recent decision by a federal judge in Minnesota may offer a solution to the Hobson’s choice currently facing debt collectors whenever a call to a debtor is picked up by an answering machine or voicemail

Further thoughts on the Bureau’s prototype credit card agreement

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 9 2011

The Bureau staff has labored mightily and has managed to produce an agreement that is six-(not two) pages of material

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

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