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Supreme Court of California Case Notification for: S218973
appellatecases.courtinfo.ca.gov | October 30, 2015
Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. The court limited review to the following issue: In an action for wrongful foreclosure on a deed of trust securing a home loan, does the borrower have standing to challenge an assignment of the note and deed of trust on the basis of defects allegedly rendering the assignment void?
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Republicans Seek to Impeach IRS Chief Over Alleged Tea Party Targeting
nbcnews.com | October 29, 2015
House Republicans filed papers Tuesday to begin impeachment proceedings against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen over the agency's alleged campaign to revoke the tax-exempt status of Tea Party-affiliated groups.
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The Unique Conduct of Mortgage Closings in California Amid Concerns Over Fraud
nationalmortgageprofessional.com | October 29, 2015
According to figures published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), CoreLogic, Interthinx and LexisNexis, based upon filed SARS reports and other available data, California has been cited in the top 10 fraud states nearly every year.
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Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging and Fraud Conspiracies at Georgia Public Foreclosure Auctions
stopfraud.gov | October 29, 2015
A Georgia real estate investor pleaded guilty today for his role in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Fulton and DeKalb counties, Georgia.
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William C. Erbey Has Built an Empire on Misery
inthesetimes.com | October 27, 2015
Ex-Litton Loan Servicing turned whistleblower, Chris Wyatt, has continued to hold Ocwen Servicing responsible for egregious errors in pushing foreclosures in California. In a recent letter to the California Department of Business Oversight he alleges that Ocwen used tainted documents; specifically, outdated Power of Attorney authorizations to evict families in direct contravention of the California Homeowner’s Bill of Rights. His letter is appended to the end of this piece.
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Complaint to Quiet Title to Real Property, C.R.C.P. 105
examiner.com | October 26, 2015
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Ex-FDIC Auditor Files Brief
livinglies.wordpress.com | October 16, 2015
Eric Mains, former FDIC Auditor who quit to defend his home and go after the banks for the “culpable” actions has filed a brief worth reading. Anyone following this blog should read it carefully.
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TILA-RESPA frustrations felt across the industry
mpamag.com | October 12, 2015
The Know Before You Owe rule will have a major impact on the entire industry, argues one player, but fears are being overblown. “I think TRID’s impact will be significant on lenders, brokers, and title insurers; there’s going to be bumps and bruises as everyone gets used to the new documents,” Marc Israel, president and chief counsel for MiT National Land Services, a national title insurance company, told Mortgage Professional America. “It will be much harder to close on a moment’s notice.”
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Chase: $33 Billion in Fines and Settlements and It’s Business As Usual '
livinglies.wordpress.com | October 9, 2015
4closurefraud.org has compiled an interesting list of the “Cost of doing business” in the fraudulent corrupt world of falsely securitized loans. To date, according to this list Chase has paid $33,318,000.50. And they are considered to be a strong bank because they have, so far, gotten away with financial murder. But as the new film, “The Big Short” will show, fraud “Always goes south.”
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Fifth Third to pay $85M in mortgage fraud case
local12.com | October 9, 2015
CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- For the second time in a week, Fifth Third Bank will pay millions to settle a fraud claim. The US attorney in Manhattan said Fifth Third must pay $85 million for failing to report defective mortgage loans to FHA in a timely manner. Officials said the locally-based bank knew more than 1,400 loans it certified did not qualify for federal insurance.
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Housing today: A 'bubble larger than 2006'
yahoo.com | October 7, 2015
Home prices are gaining steam again, fueled by tight supply amid growing demand. Nationally, home prices were nearly 7 percent higher in August compared to a year ago, according to a new report from CoreLogic. That is a bigger annual gain than we saw during the spring market in May and June. Other monthly reports have shown the same phenomenon.
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How to File a Quiet Title
wikihow.com | October 5, 2015
There are many situations when you might want to file to “quiet title.” For example, you may be unsure whether or not you own all of the rights to a piece of property that you are trying to sell. For example, a prior owner may have granted an easement to someone else. If you want to sell the land, you will want to quiet title. Alternately, you may want to quiet title when someone asserts a lien which you believe does not have merit. To file a quiet title action, you will first need to draft a petition.
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99 Homes: What Home means to Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon and Laura Dern
examiner.com | October 5, 2015
The new film 99 Homes follows a realtor and an evictee during the 2010 housing crisis in Florida. The film is written and directed by Ramin Bahrani and stars Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon and Laura Dern.
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Wells Fargo's Master Spin Job
rollingstone.com | October 3, 2015
If you still don't believe our brethren on Wall Street have planet-sized cojones, check out this story. All over the country, Wells Fargo is making headlines for launching a multimillion-dollar homeowner assistance program called HomeLIFT, which among other things offers $15,000 down payment grants to prospective home-buyers.
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Bias in the Courts: UCC and TILA Review
livinglies.wordpress.com | October 3, 2015
Our legal history has many examples of enormous errors committed by the Courts that were obvious to some but justified by many. The result is usually mayhem. The cause is a bias toward some underlying fact that was untrue at the time.
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George Carlin nails it in the head… The American Dream
stopforeclosurefraud.com | October 2, 2015
"You have to be asleep to believe it." A short excerpt from the video "Life Is Worth Losing" (2005).
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AMADO VALBUENA et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Defendant and Respondent
October 1, 2015
California Rules of Court, rule 8.1115(a), prohibits courts and parties from citing or relying on opinions not certified for publication or ordered published, except as specified by rule 8.1115(b). This opinion has not been certified for publication or ordered published for purposes of rule 8.1115.
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