Illinois Appellate Court holds description of property as “single family residence” sufficient notification to…

In U.S. Bank Nat’l Ass’n as Tr. for C-Bass Mortg. Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-CB2 v. Sharif, 2020 IL App (1st) 191013 (Sept. 17, 2020), the mortgagor appealed the order confirming a foreclosure sale contending that the notice of the sale was insufficient. The mortgagor complained that public notice of…

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Illinois Appellate Court holds that “single refiling rule” is not a complete bar to…

The trial court in Wilmington Savings Fund v. Barrera, 2020 IL App (2d) 190883 (September 21, 2020) dismissed a foreclosure suit as being barred by the single refiling rule.  The appellate court reversed, holding that the borrower’s subsequent failure to make property tax and insurance payments were new defaults and…

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THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL BANS RESIDENTIAL EVICTIONS THROUGH THE END OF YEAR: WHAT…

On August 8, 2020, President Trump signed an executive order directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to “consider whether any measures temporarily halting residential evictions of any tenants for failure to pay rent are reasonably necessary…

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Wisconsin Court finds no implied duty of good faith and fair dealing in the…

The borrowers in The Bank of New York Mellon v. Brozek, No. 2019AP1736 (July 16, 2020), counterclaimed that the foreclosing bank breached the implied duty of good faith and fair dealing in connection with its servicer’s handling of the borrowers’ multiple loan modification applications. The borrowers also sued the servicer…

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Firm will present at American Legal & Financial Network’s ANSWERS Webinar

On Friday, July 31, 2020, Founding Partner Jim Noonan will be virtually presenting at this year’s American Legal & Financial Network (ALFN) ANSWERS webinar entitled “Hindsight is 2020 – A year in Review. Top Issues of the Past Year.” Conferences as we have known them may be on hold, but…

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Lawsuit Filed Challenging Illinois Governor’s Moratorium on Evictions

On June 23, 2020, Noonan & Lieberman, Ltd., and Jeffrey Grant Brown, P.C., filed a complaint in the Circuit Court of Will County, Illinois, on behalf of three property owners challenging the Governor of the State of Illinois’ moratorium on evictions. While we agree with the Governor’s wish to protect…

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Seventh Circuit rules that debtors in Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases cannot proceed on appeal…

The Seventh Circuit in Bastani v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., No. 20-1373 (June 8, 2020) was presented with an question on appeal from a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case where the debtor did not pay the appellate fee, but sought leave to proceed on appeal in forma pauperis. It denied the…

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Illinois Bankruptcy Court sanctions condominium association for violating discharge injunction in pursuing post-discharge eviction…

In In re: Terrell, No. 19-07629 (April 8, 2020), the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois found that a condominium association violated the discharge injunction by pursuing post-discharge eviction proceedings based on pre-petition assessments. It ordered the association to pay the debtor’s attorney’s fees and costs as a…

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ILLINOIS COURT DENIES SUMMARY JUDGMENT TO LENDER AND SERVICER ON TRESPASS AND CONSUMER FRAUD…

In response to a foreclosure, the mortgagors in Federal Nat’l Mortgage Ass’n v. Obradovich, No. 14-CV-04664 (N.D. Ill. May 28, 2020) countersued their lender, the mortgage loan servicer and the contractor their lender retained to manage the winterization of the property claiming a sub-contractor botched the job and caused extensive…

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OCC Issues A Final Rule To Counteract The Madden Decision

On June 2, 2020, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) issued a final rule (“Rule”) to quell the uncertainty created by the Second Circuit decision in Madden v. Midland Funding, LLC, 786 F.3d 246 (2d Cir. 2015) for national banks and federal savings associations (“banks”) engaged in…

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