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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


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


Auto finance may be DOJ’s next focus in SCRA enforcement
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2012

The Department of Justice’s recent announcement that two towing companies have settled an action alleging violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) may portend further SCRA enforcement actions by the DOJ in the auto financing arena


Kentucky county clerks cannot sue MERS for failure to record mortgage assignments, Sixth Circuit rules
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • February 27 2013

The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently affirmed the district court's dismissal of a putative class action filed against Mortgage


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


MERS has power to assign interest in deed of trust, borrower can challenge assignment of mortgage, First Circuit rules
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • February 20 2013

Under Massachusetts law, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., or MERS, has the power, as nominee beneficiary, to assign its interest under


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


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


Federal banking agencies issue flood insurance guidance
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2013

The federal banking agencies, together with the Farm Credit Administration, have issued joint guidance on amendments to the Flood Disaster Protection