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Non-agency residential mortgage loans in 2014: a survey of legal issues affecting the market
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2015

The year 2014 was a landmark for the non-agency residential mortgage market, as a large amount of regulatory uncertainly was lifted. Final rules were


The Delaware secretary of state promulgates important unclaimed property VDA guidance
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2012

On July 11, 2012, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed Senate Bill 258 (S. 258) into law, thereby granting the Secretary of State (as opposed to the State Escheator) a limited three-year window to enter into voluntary disclosure agreements (VDAs) with holders of unclaimed property (the “New VDA Program”


South (Ga): vendors who performed own home repairs were not buildersellers to whom exception to the rule of caveat emptor applies
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2012

In Georgia, the long-standing rule in real estate purchases is caveat emptor (“let the buyer beware”


South (SC): Federal Arbitration Act provision in agreement found unenforceable because agreement involved intrastate commerce
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2012

The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) evidences a congressional policy to encourage arbitration, and although parties are free to agree that state arbitration law applies, the state law may be pre-empted by the FAA if the transaction involves interstate commerce


Senate subcommittee hearing on FHA role in housing market
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2010

Earlier today, the Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies held a hearing entitled "Review and oversight of the Federal Housing Administration and its role in the housing market"


Wyoming Senate approves carbon storage bills
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2009

The Wyoming Senate approved three carbon storage bills, HB 57, HB 58 and HB 80, all of which are focused on clarifying issues related to property rights and liability


House Judiciary Committee holds hearing on role of the lending industry in the home foreclosure crisis
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 10 2009

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing entitled "Role of the Lending Industry in the Home Foreclosure Crisis."


Obama Administration releases second monthly servicer performance report for Making Home Affordable
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 10 2009

Today, the Obama Administration released its second monthly Servicer Performance Report under the Making Home Affordable Program ("MHA Program"


House Subcommittee holds hearing on Making Home Affordable Program
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2009

Today, the House Financial Services Committee's Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity held a hearing entitled, “Progress of the Making Home Affordable Program: What are the Outcomes for Homeowners and What Are the Obstacles to Success?”


Obama Administration releases fifth monthly Servicer Performance Report for Making Home Affordable
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2009

Earlier today, the Obama Administration released its most recent Servicer Performance Report, detailing the progress made under the Making Home Affordable loan modification program ("MHA Program") through November 2009