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Appellate Court Affirms Strength of “Continuance of Insurance” Title Policy Condition

USA - March 17 2023 In the November 2022 matter of Shah v. Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, No. A165816, LEXIS 7239 (Nov. 30, 2022), the California First…

Kevin Hakansson, James V. Mazewski, Michael R. O’Donnell

Illinois District Court Holds ECOA Protections Inapplicable to Prospective Loan Applicants

USA - March 14 2023 On February 3, 2023, the Northern District of Illinois (“the Court”) issued an important opinion in the matter of Bureau of Consumer Financial…

Kevin Hakansson, James V. Mazewski, Michael R. O’Donnell

New York Court Issues Comprehensive Summary of Adverse Possession Principles and Awards Plaintiff Possession of Defendant’s Property

USA - March 7 2023 On February 21, 2023, the New York Supreme Court (“the Court”) issued its opinion in Gelles v. Sauvage, NY Slip Op 50120(U) (Sup. Ct. 2023), a…

Kevin Hakansson, James V. Mazewski, Michael R. O’Donnell

U.S. Supreme Court Disallows Innocent Partner’s Discharge of Debt From Partner’s Fraud

USA - March 3 2023 On February 22, 2023, the United States Supreme Court (“the Supreme Court”) issued its Opinion in the matter of Bartenwerfer v. Buckley, No. 21-908…

Kevin Hakansson, James V. Mazewski, Michael R. O’Donnell

Maryland Court Illustrates the Unique Challenges of RESPA Class Actions

USA - February 7 2023 In Morgan v. Caliber Home Loans, Inc., 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 208704 (D. Md., Nov. 16, 2022, No. 8:19-cv-02797-PX), the United States District Court…

Kevin Hakansson, James V. Mazewski, Michael R. O’Donnell