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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

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

Overdraft fees take a front seat

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 22 2012

Since the CFPB was launched, we have been predicting that overdraft fees would be among the CFPB’s priority items

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

HUD revises proposal to reduce seller concessions on FHA loans

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 1 2012

On February 23, 2012, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development published a revised proposal to reduce the maximum concession that a seller or other interested third party may provide to a borrower purchasing a home with an FHA-insured single-family mortgage loan

WV amends record retention and documentation requirements

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

West Virginia has amended its Residential Mortgage Lender, Broker and Servicer Act regulations