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Certified Forensic Loan Auditors Mortgage Securitization Anaylst Training Certification Class is a comprehensive 24-hour online intensive seminar. Students study and learn important topics related to Mortgage Securitization as well as complex analysis of how to obtain recorded documents. Trainees will complete (5) five full Mortgage Securitization Audits under the direct supervision of the Senior Auditor. Also covered are the complexities of form and substance related to Expert Witness Testimony and how to use your portfolio of Education and Experience to Educate Judges and Opposing Counsel on Securitization Issues, Chain of Title, and Robosigning. Graduates of the course will receive a Certificate of Completion having met the CFLA requirements necessary to be accredited as a Mortgage Securitization Analyst. Learn More
Why the Mortgages Cannot Legally Be Enforced livinglies.wordpress.com | August 30, 2016
From the point of view of Article 9 there can be no foreclosure of a mortgage without the party claiming rights under the mortgage showing that they purchased the mortgage for value. Read more
Are We Heading for Another Housing Crisis? money.usnews.com | May 12, 2016
Ten years ago, a storm was brewing in the housing market. Lenders were handing out mortgages seemingly to anyone who applied, and in many cases, borrowers weren't asked for documentation to prove income. Some institutions rolled out adjustable-rate mortgages that featured teaser rates and were marketed to consumers as loans that could be easily refinanced before the interest rate was scheduled to reset and send payments into the stratosphere. Read more
California high court opens door to wrongful foreclosure suits latimes.com | March 6, 2016
During the bust that followed last decade's housing boom, hundreds of thousands of Californians lost their homes to foreclosure. It was a process later found to be rife with problems, such as overwhelmed bank employees who sometimes didn't even read the foreclosure documents in front of them. But challenging foreclosures on the basis of paperwork problems proved to be mostly futile, given California courts had ruled that borrowers who weren't paying their mortgages didn't suffer financial harm. Read more
The Banks Business Model is Foreclosing on Homeowners March 2, 2016
Securitization is the reason banks want homeowners to foreclose. When a bank assigns the risk of a loan to the investors (certificate holders) of a Real Estate Investment Conduit Trust (SPV), the “bank” is no longer a traditional bank that gets the benefit of mortgage payments. Mortgage banks give as few modifications as possible and comply minimally with statutes put in place to protect borrowers, all while employing tricks to “cash in” on homeowners’ defaults, pushing them to foreclosure. Read more
YVANOVA affirms GLASKI!!! February 17, 2016
The collapse in 2008 of the housing bubble and its accompanying system of home loan securitization led, among other consequences, to a great national wave of loan defaults and foreclosures. One key legal issue arising out of the collapse was whether and how defaulting homeowners could challenge the validity of the chain of assignments involved in securitization of their loans. We granted review in this case to decide one aspect of that question: whether the borrower on a home loan secured by a deed of trust may base an action for wrongful foreclosure on allegations a purported assignment of the note and deed of trust to the foreclosing party bore defects rendering the assignment void. Read more
Calif. Supreme Court Lets Borrowers Challenge Wrongful Foreclosures nationalmortgagenews.com | February 19, 2016
The California Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that borrowers may challenge a wrongful foreclosure on the grounds that the assignment of the deed of trust was invalid. The decision in Yvanova v. New Century Mortgage Corp. has the potential to radically increase the number of lawsuits brought by borrowers, particularly on loans that were pooled into securitized trusts, experts on both sides of the issue said. Read more
The Mortgage Industry Keeps Showing It Doesn’t Care About You thefiscaltimes.com | December 30, 2015
When the mortgage industry attributes some of its recent problems to TRID, they aren’t referring to some unheralded Star Wars character. They’re actually engaging in a uniquely unseemly lobbying tactic: using their own failings to bludgeon basic consumer protections. Read more
$5.4 Million! Jury Finds Wells Fargo Committed Fraud When It Used Robo-Signed Document i-uv.com | December 14, 2015
Congratulations to the experts and attorneys on this. As Marie McDonnell states in the article reproduced below this case is important because it is the first time that Robo-signing has resulted in an award of damages for fraud. I would add that the lawyers must have done a fine job at trial — because ordinarily we don’t see jury instructions that would support punitive damages for robo-signing. The pages are turning on a new chapter. Read more
SEC dropping fraud charges against Thornburg Mortgage execs newswest9.com | September 26, 2016
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The Securities and Exchange Commission is dropping some fraud charges against two former executives of Santa Fe-based Thornburg Mortgage. The agency filed a motion Friday, saying it would no longer pursue three of five claims and an allegation that the two had filed a false financial statement. Read more
ABSENCE OF CREDITOR: Breaking Down the Language Of The "Trust" livinglies.wordpress.com | September 26, 2016
The problem with all this is that the REMIC Trust never received the proceeds of sale of the MBS and therefore could not have paid for or purchased any loans. It had no assets. And THAT is why the Trust never shows up as a Holder in Due Course (HDC). HDC is a very strong status that changes the risk of loss on a note. Under state law (UCC) of every state alleging and proving HDC status means that the entire risk shifts to the maker of the note (the person who signed it) even if there were fraudulent or other circumstances when the note was signed. Read more
The Deutsch Bank-DOJ Dance livinglies.wordpress.com | September 20, 2016
The DOJ continues to participate in this PR scheme to keep people from asking — “if everything was so illegal at the top of this food chain, why are we treating the bottom of the food chain as presumptively legal.” Read more
RESPA and HBOR and the 5 day rule for “complete” modification application livinglies.wordpress.com | September 20, 2016
On January 10, 2014 new RESPA rules went into effect concerning loss mitigation procedures. The new rules specify procedures a servicer must follow if a mortgage loan borrower requests loss mitigation assistance, such as a loan modification. The rules were drafted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”). In drafting the loss mitigation requirements in Regulation X § 1024.41, the CFPB drew a distinction between “substantive” and “procedural” regulation of servicers’ loss mitigation activities. Read more
Fitch: U.S. Mortgage Loan Mods Double for Ocwen Post-Streamline HAMP livinglies.wordpress.com | September 18, 2016
The following statement was released by the rating agency) NEW YORK, September 15 (Fitch). Ocwen Loan Servicing's (Ocwen) loan modification activity has roughly doubled beginning in July due to the implementation of the Streamline HAMP program, according to Fitch Ratings. Ocwen expects modification activity to remain elevated for several months as a result of the program. Read more
Pols blame HUD for leaving African-American homeowners defenseless to foreclosure nydailynews.com | September 12, 2016
A Department of Housing and Urban Development mortgage program that’s supposed to help struggling homeowners is actually leaving many of them vulnerable to foreclosure — particularly African Americans, advocates and politicians said Thursday. Many of the homeowners in danger live in southeast Queens, a bastion of black home ownership for generations. Read more
The True Lender Issue May Be An Open Door Now livinglies.wordpress.com | September 12, 2016
In an article published by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, it appears that the evasive true lender argument received new life in an ancillary proceeding before a Federal District Judge in California. By holding that a tribal bank originating loans for a non-bank lender was not a "true lender." The effects on foreclosure litigation are obvious. Most loans were originated by parties acting not as banks but as sales organizations or mortgage brokers. The money came from an entity created to mask the fact that the funding for the loan came from a dark pool of investor money instead of either a bank lender or a non bank lender. Hence the "table-funded" lender was not a lender any more than the originator. Read more
5,300 Wells Fargo employees fired over 2 million phony accounts money.cnn.com | September 12, 2016
Everyone hates paying bank fees. But imagine paying fees on a ghost account you didn't even sign up for. That's exactly what happened to Wells Fargo customers nationwide. On Thursday, federal regulators said Wells Fargo (WFC) employees secretly created millions of unauthorized bank and credit card accounts -- without their customers knowing it -- since 2011. Read more
Lawmaker Presses FBI to Release Crisis-Related Files themreport.com | September 8, 2016
One year has passed since the U.S. Department of Justice issued a memo stating they planned to prosecute individuals and not just firms for their roles in the crisis, but they have yet to do so—and one lawmaker is asking the FBI why. Read more
Still Waiting on the Florida Statute of Limitations livinglies.wordpress.com | September 5, 2016
We are still waiting for the Florida Supreme Court to decide this issue that it has previously decided before. It may seem obvious that when the Statute of Limitations has run you are SOL even on a valid claim. But in the grand effort to prevent "free houses" the Florida 3rd DCA in Beauvais came up with alternative theories. Presently we wait for the The Florida Supreme Court to decide the issue once and for all. Read more
Michigan sets parole for 'Linda Green' robo-signer livinglies.wordpress.com | August 29, 2016
The only person jailed in connection with a foreclosure forgery scandal that swept through Michigan and the rest of the country after the collapse of the housing bubble spends her days confined to the Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility in Pittsfield Township. But not for long. Read more
Pre-crisis mortgage bonds still haunting investors reuters.com | August 26, 2016
NEW YORK, Aug 25 (IFR) - A New York City property that investors were told would be the home of another iconic Apple store has instead wound up stuck in a mortgage bond facing hundreds of millions in unpaid debt. Apple never built a store on the 34th Street site and, like much of the bond's remaining US$1.7bn collateral, not one penny of the principal on its US$100m mortgage has been repaid. Read more
CFPB: Prohibition of Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices in the Collection of Consumer Debts livinglies.wordpress.com | August 26, 2016
Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd Frank Act), all covered entities are legally required to refrain from committing unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices (collectively, UDAAPs) in violation of the Act. Certain acts or practices related to the collection of consumer debt that could, depending on the facts and circumstances, constitute UDAAPs prohibited by the Dodd-Frank Act. Whether conduct like that described in this bulletin constitutes a UDAAP may depend on additional facts and analysis. Read more
Welcome To Hell(ocs)! Home Equity Loans Come Back to Haunt Borrowers, Banks anthonybsanders.wordpress.com | August 24, 2016
A home equity lines of credit (or HELOC) is a loan, using your home as collateral, that lets you borrow up to a certain amount, rather than a set dollar amount. A HELOC acts like a credit card: It has a credit limit, and you can borrow against it, pay all or part of the balance, and borrow again up to the credit limit. The interest rate varies with the prime rate. Read more
Ford achieves record pricing with auto ABS return globalcapital.com | August 24, 2016
Ford Auto Finance (China) broke the pricing record for China auto ABS by quite a wide margin with its second transaction of the year – the Rmb3bn ($450m) Fuyuan 2016-2 Retail Auto Mortgage Loan Securitization. Read more
New York Judge Orders Release of Hidden Documents livinglies.wordpress.com | August 24, 2016
This is just the beginning of what I have been predicting for 10 years. When the public finds out that the government itself is addicted to the false scheme of securitization --- and that this has led to abandonment of policies and rules of law that have continued to depress the U.S. economy --- the "movements" of Sanders and Trump will look like garden parties. Read more
JPMorgan Ends WaMu Disputes with FDIC and Deutsche Bank finance.yahoo.com | August 22, 2016
As we can see the total fix was in from the beginning. Further, the agreement allows JPMorgan to avoid nearly $6 billion in legal liabilities related to Deutsche Bank case. Deutsche Bank was the trustee to 99 trusts holding residential mortgage backed securities underlying WaMu home loans. Now, the FDIC will allow Deutsche Bank to have a claim against the estate. Read more
Well-written Guide to TILA - Rescission September 19, 2016
The purpose of these materials is to provide an outline of consumer claims under the Federal Truth in Lending (TILA) and Real Estate and Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), especially as they relate to mortgages, and consumer bankruptcy cases. With the crash in home prices, as a practical matter, TILA claims, at least as regards mortgages, are worthless to most consumers. Read more
FDCPA and FCCPA: Temperatures rising livinglies.wordpress.com | August 24, 2016
FDCPA and FCCPA (or similar state legislation) claims are getting traction across the country. Bank of America violated the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA") and the related Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act ("FCCPA"). (Doc. 26). The Goodin case is a fair representation of the experience of hundreds of thousands of homeowners who have tried to reconcile the numbers given to them by Bank of America and others. Read more
California Code of Civil Procedure section 128.5 July 26, 2016
Prior to 1995, courts had the ability to impose monetary sanctions on litigants and their counsel for almost any kind of transgression, and some judges developed reputations for doing so very liberally! The relative calm that reigned after a significant change in the law in 1995 may be over. Effective January 1, 2015, California Code of Civil Procedure section 128.5 — a statute that authorizes the imposition of monetary sanctions for bad faith litigation tactics that are frivolous or solely intended to cause delay — is back. Dormant for several years but never repealed, the Legislature resuscitated it in 2014, and it again becomes part of every California litigator’s arsenal. This article briefly explains this development. Read more
U.S. Bank v Naife July 22, 2016
TILA rescission remand affidavit that disclosures were inadequate; trial court to decide if adequate; if not, court imposes terms of recisssion remedy. Read more
Saterbak Petition for Review Denied Sc Notification for: S234109 appellatecases.courtinfo.ca.gov | July 14, 2016
Laura Saterbak appeals a judgment dismissing her first amended complaint (FAC) after the sustaining of a demurrer without leave to amend. Saterbak claims the assignment of the deed of trust (DOT) to her home by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) to Structured Asset Mortgage Investment II Trust 2007-AR7 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates 2007-AR7 (2007-AR7 trust or Defendant) was invalid. Arguing the assignment occurred after the closing date for the 2007-AR7 trust, and that the signature on the instrument was forged or robo-signed, she seeks to cancel the assignment and obtain declaratory relief. We conclude Saterbak lacks standing and affirm the judgment. Read more
Deutsche Bank's Chief Economist Calls For €150 Billion Bailout Of European Banks zerohedge.com | July 12, 2016
The cards have been tipped, and it appears Italy's Prime Minister may have been right. In the aftermath of Brexit, much of the investing public's attention has turned to Italian banks which are in desperate need of a bailout as a result of €360 billion in bad loans growing worse by the day (and not a bail-in, as European regulations mandate, as that would lead to an immediate bank run) to avoid a freeze and/or collapse of Italy's banking sector. This has pushed stock prices - and default risk - on Italian banks to record levels. Read more
The Epic Collapse of Deutsche Bank visualcapitalist.com | July 11, 2016
It’s been almost 10 years in the making, but the fate of one of Europe’s most important financial institutions appears to be sealed. After a hard-hitting sequence of scandals, poor decisions, and unfortunate events, Frankfurt-based Deutsche Bank shares are now down -48% on the year to $12.60, which is a record-setting low. Read more
Deutsche Bank v. Pinette justia.com | July 1, 2016
Plaintiff-lender Deutsche Bank National Trust Company (as trustee) appealed a superior court decision to grant defendant-borrower Kevin Pinette's motion to dismiss. The lender tried to foreclose on property of Pinette, but the superior court dismissed its claims on foreclosure, the unpaid balance on a promissory note, and a deficiency judgment on the ground that they were barred by claim preclusion, as lender had previously instituted an identical action against borrower in 2013, which had been dismissed for failure to prosecute. Read more
Cattle Nat’l Bank & Trust Co. v. Watson justia.com | July 1, 2016
A Bank filed an action against four Guarantors on their personal guaranties of an LLC’s debts. That action resulted in three appeals by the Guarantors. The first appeal was generated after the district court granted the Bank’s motions for summary judgment but failed to adjudicate a cross-claim. The second appeal was taken from execution and garnishment proceedings that occurred while the first appeal was pending. Read more
OneWest Bank, N.A. v. Melina justia.com | July 1, 2016
OneWest commenced a foreclosure action against defendant. The district court denied defendant's cross-motion to dismiss and granted OneWest's motion for summary judgment. The district court held in part that a national bank such as OneWest is a citizen only of the state in which its main office is located - not also of the state of its principal place of business - and that OneWest’s main office is indisputably in California. Read more
In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust justia.com | July 1, 2016
In an antitrust class action brought on behalf of approximately 12 million merchants against Visa and Mastercard, as well as other various banks, plaintiffs alleged conspiracy in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. 1. After the parties agreed to a settlement releasing all claims, the district court certified two settlement-only classes and approved the settlement. Read more
Wright v. Bank of America, N.A. June 30, 2016
In a case brought by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles has placed the law firms of Advantis Law and Brookstone Law under the control of a receiver. Details about the case, and access to the pleadings and orders, can be seen at the Receiver’s website, www.regulatoryresolutions.com. Click the Cases tab at the top of the website page and then the link for Federal Trade Commission v. Kutzner. Read more
Supreme Court lets debt collection class-action suit proceed finance.yahoo.com | June 28, 2016
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed a class-action lawsuit against debt collector Encore Capital Group Inc to move forward, declining to hear its claim that such companies should be protected from state "usury" laws barring money-lending at unreasonably high interest rates. Read more
Ocwen (OCN) to Pay $30M to Settle HAMP Disclosure Issues finance.yahoo.com | June 28, 2016
Last week, Ocwen Financial Corp. OCN agreed to settle a couple of lawsuits that alleged it of providing misleading data related to the loans it was servicing. The company revealed this agreement in a filing with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The lawsuits were filed by Michael Fisher and the U.S. Justice Department (DoJ) in 2012. Ocwen will be paying $15 million to both Fischer and the DoJ, though the settlement is yet to receive legal approval. Notably, the company neither accepted nor denied any wrong doing. Read more
MERS Manual 2010 June 23, 2016
Although MERS tracks changes in ownership of the beneficial rights for loans registered on the MERS® System, MERS cannot transfer the beneficial rights to the debt. The debt can only be transferred by properly endorsing the promissory note to the transferee. As a MERS Member you have two options for registering a transfer of beneficial rights to another Member: Option 1 and Option 2. The determination of whether Option 1 or Option 2 is used is based on the Membership Profile of the purchasing investor. Read more
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