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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


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


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


Mortgage investor's alleged failure to be licensed could subject company to claims under debt collection statutes
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2013

A federal court in Maryland recently declined to dismiss a borrower's claims that the owner of a mortgage loan operated as a debt collection agency


Trustee and loan servicer are in privity for purposes of applying res judicata
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2013

The U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia has joined district courts from Alabama, Nevada, and Tennessee in holding that for


Maryland removes certain licensing exemptions
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2012

Recent Maryland legislation has removed the exemption for affiliates and subsidiaries of federally chartered institutions from Mortgage Lender License requirements


Mississippi amends exemption relating to owner financing
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2013

Mississippi recently amended the owner financing exemption to its mortgage loan originator (MLO) licensing requirements to clarify what effect a


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


CFPB now taking credit report complaints
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2012

The CFPB has announced that its complaint system has begun taking complaints about credit reports