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Legal Seminar: Presentations and the Notebook 2012

October 31, 2012: 

Presentations and materials from the notebook that is distributed at the legal seminar program are available here.

Olszewski v NSBAR: Code of Ethics’ Article 14 Upheld by Court

October 31, 2012: 

Illinois court rejects challenge brought by a member who was disciplined for threatening litigation against a consumer who had filed a complaint.

Feds Slap BofA With $1B Mortgage Fraud Lawsuit

October 25, 2012: 

More trouble for Bank of America: Federal prosecutors have filed a $1 billion lawsuit against the company, alleging the bank issued "thousands" of bad loans and stuck taxpayers with the bill.

Commentary: Hunt for Strategic Defaulters Overstated

October 19, 2012: 

Recent media reports have suggested that the FHFA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac will start to take severe legal action against strategic defaulters. But are mortgage cops really going to chase down these individuals with the goal of locking them up?

ACLU: Morgan Stanley Liable for Discriminatory Subprime Loans

October 15, 2012: 

The American Civil Liberties Union announced it would be filing a lawsuit Monday against the investment bank, alleging discrimination in the way the bank packaged subprime mortgage loans into securities.

Wells Fargo Accused of 'Reckless' Lending

October 9, 2012: 

The government has filed a lawsuit against Wells Fargo, alleging the nation's largest lender has participated in "reckless" lending of government-backed loans, but Wells Fargo insists it's done nothing wrong.

Gov't Warns Banks: More Lawsuits Coming

October 3, 2012: 

Following a lawsuit initiated against Bear Stearns this week, federal investigators warned that more lawsuits are coming against banks stemming from their sales of mortgage-backed securities.

Nevada HOAs Challenged in False Claims Lawsuit

September 28, 2012: 

The ongoing controversy of fraudulent practices, excessive assessments, and egregious collection costs of HOA fees on Las Vegas home owners has reached national attention as two local attorneys have filed a federal lawsuit against hundreds of Nevada HOAs and collection agencies.

Two Visions Come Into Focus

September 25, 2012: 

President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney hold starkly different views on recent reforms—and on the best way to preserve the American dream.

FTC Wins Big Against Housing Infomercial Scam

September 10, 2012: 

A judge granted the FTC $478 million—the largest judgment the agency has ever obtained—against three marketers of real estate infomercials.

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