Second Circuit affirms that the TCPA does not permit a party to unilaterally revoke…

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals denied a petition for a panel rehearing in Reyes v. Lincoln Automotive Financial Services, 861 F. 3d 51 (2d Cir. June 22, 2017) which serves to affirm the rule that a party to a bilateral contract may not unilaterally revoke his consent to receive…

Read More »

Massachusetts’s court rejects mortgagee’s equitable subrogation claim against surviving spouse of mortgagee that did…

A Massachusetts Appeals Court has rejected an attempt by a mortgage assignee using the doctrine of equitable subrogation to impose on a surviving spouse an obligation to pay the balance of deceased husband’s note that was used to refinance their home mortgage loan. In Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., v. Comeau.,…

Read More »

Illinois “single re-filing” rule inapplicable where the re-filed foreclosure complaint alleges a different default…

In Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., v. Dixie R. Norris et al., 2017 IL App (3d) 150764 (July 3, 2017) an Illinois appellate court clarified the limits of 735 ILCS 5/13-217, commonly known as the “single re-filing rule”, holding that res judicata principles govern whether a re-filed action is the same…

Read More »

U.S. Supreme Court holds that a debt collector who files a time-barred proof of…

A debt collector who files a time-barred proof of claim is not engaging in false or deceptive conduct as defined by the FDCPA, according to a recent decision by the US Supreme Court. In Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson, 16-348, (May 15, 2017) the debtor filed a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy…

Read More »

Eleventh Circuit gives its “stamp of approval” to a bankruptcy disclaimer contained in a…

The Eleventh Circuit in Helman v. Bank of America, 15-13672, – Fed. Appx.– (11th Cir. April 12, 2017) concluded that the least sophisticated consumer would not be misled that it was personally liable for a discharged debt where the monthly statements sent by the debtor’s bank contained a statement that…

Read More »

Illinois court holds that the foreclosure of real estate is not an attempt to…

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois held in Hahn v. Anselmo Lindberg Oliver LLC, 1:16-cv-06908 (Mar. 3, 2017) that the foreclosure of real estate is not an attempt to collect a debt under the FDCPA and a law firm that proceeds with foreclosure despite a pending bankruptcy…

Read More »

Promise to Borrower to modify loan when servicer knows that Borrower is not eligible…

The Ninth Circuit held that a servicer’s promise to a borrower to modify her loan when it knew knows that the borrower was not eligible for a loan modification was an unfair practice under California’s Unfair Competition Law § 17200. The Borrower in Oskoui v. J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.,…

Read More »

Eleventh Circuit Court holds that a certified receipt by the borrower satisfied the acknowledgment…

In Meeks v. Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC, No. 16-15536 (11th Cir. Mar. 1, 2017) the Eleventh Circuit Court held that a certified receipt by the borrower satisfied the acknowledgment requirement of RESPA and that any defect in the receipt did not cause a “concert injury” meaning the borrower lacked Article…

Read More »

Illinois court holds that HUD requirement for a face to face meeting excused where…

An Illinois appellate court in PNC Bank, v. Wilson, No. 2-15-1189, 2017 IL App (2d) 151189 (March 2, 2017) determined that a mortgage servicer’s failure to strictly comply with the HUD regulations requiring the servicer to request a face to face meeting with the mortgagor prior to instituting a foreclosure,…

Read More »

Action on a deficiency judgment not an action on a debt under Florida Collection…

In Dyck O’Neal, Inc. v. Ward, No. 2D15-2989 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. Jan. 27, 2017) a Florida Appellate court found that a creditor need not comply with Section 559.715 of the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA) when attempting to enforce a final foreclosure judgment. In this case, after the…

Read More »