M ORE L AW
LEXAPEDIA
Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto

Information
About MoreLaw
Contact MoreLaw

Mortgage Law
 
United States of America v. Mark Demetri Stein

Dallas, TX - Final Defendant Sentenced in 'Foreclosure Rescue' Scheme

The final defendant in a high-profile north Texas “foreclosure rescue” case has been sentenced for his role in the scheme, which swindled nearly a quarter of a million dollars from at least 70 homeowners facing foreclosure, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.

Real Estate So... More...
   $0 (09-15-2018 - TX)

The Estate of Caldwell Jones, Jr. v. Live Well Financial, Inc. Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

This case arises out of the foreclosure of a home-equity conversion
mortgage—commonly called a “reverse mortgage.” We are asked to interpret a
federal statute, 12 U.S.C. § 1715z-20, which authorizes the Secretary of the
Department of Housing and Urban Development to establish a mortgage-insurance
program designed to encourage lenders to offer reverse mortgages and thereby
allev... More...
   $0 (09-12-2018 - GA)

JAMES J. FORBES & FAY ANNETTE FORBES vs PRIME GENERAL CONTRACTORS, INC.

This is an appeal from a final judgment on a claim for breach of contract. James and Fay Forbes sued Prime General Contractors, Inc. for breach after Prime walked off a home construction job. The Forbeses sought damages that included payments they made to Prime under the contract, payments they made for updated

- 2

architectural plans, certain other expenses, and a loss of ... More...
   $0 (09-09-2018 - FL)

Theodore Hayes and Aqeela Fogle v. Philip E. Harvey Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Hayes family receives enhanced voucher rental
assistance from the federal government, and a federal statute
provides that enhanced voucher holders “may elect to remain”
in their housing developments, even after their landlord has
opted out of the federal housing assistance program. 42 U.S.C.
§ 1437f(t)(1)(B). But the Hayes family’s landlord, Appellee
Philip Harvey, cont... More...
   $0 (09-04-2018 - PA)

Ditech Servicing, LLC v. Jerry Perez d/b/a Lighthouse Investments

Prior to the bench trial, the parties stipulated to the facts and to certain exhibits, from which we draw our recitation of the background facts. In their briefs, the parties make clear that the central issue in the case is the statute of limitations. The property in question is a house located in Edinburg, Texas (“the Property”). On January 13, 2006, Sarah McMaster borrowed $99,621.00 from ... More...   $0 (09-03-2018 - TX)

Robert Arthur Moses v. The State of Texas

Anna Moses, the decedent, grew up in Russia and moved to the United States after meeting appellant. Appellant and Anna married and appellant treated Anna’s young son, Igor, as his own. Anna was described as a beautiful, elegant woman who cared deeply for her family and friends. Although the couple seemed to have a happy marriage, several of Anna’s friends described appellant as controlling.... More...   $0 (09-01-2018 - TX)

Martin J. Coyne v. Diego De Leo

In this unlawful detainer action filed under the Ellis Act (Gov. Code, § 7060
et seq.), defendant Diego De Leo appeals from a judgment of possession entered in favor
of his landlord, Martin J. Coyne. De Leo argues, inter alia, the trial court committed
prejudicial error in its exclusion of evidence. We agree the trial court abused its
discretion in excluding the evidence and revers... More...
   $0 (08-28-2018 - CA)

Howard Pittman v. Experian Information Solutions, Inc. Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Plaintiff Howard Pittman (“Pittman”) sued two mortgage servicers, iServe Servicing, Inc. (“iServe”) and Servis One, Inc., d/b/a BSI Financial Services (“BSI”), for negligent and willful violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) pursuant to 15 U.S.C. §§ 1681n and 1681o. He also sued BSI for breach of contract. Pittman appeals from several decisions entered by the district court denying Pi... More...   $0 (08-25-2018 - MI)

Jena McClellan v. Midwest Machining, Inc. Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

Plaintiff Jena McClellan brought suit against her former employer to enforce her rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e(k), and the Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d). The district court granted summary judgment for Defendant on the grounds that Plaintiff’s federal claims were barred by the... More...   $0 (08-25-2018 - MI)

Thomas Harry, Jr. v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., et al. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

In November 2005, Thomas and Gretchen Harry borrowed $245,350 from
Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.,1 to refinance their property in Mashpee,
Massachusetts. The Harrys defaulted on their loan in 2009, and in 2016
they initiated this action to void their transaction and enjoin their
property's foreclosure sale. The district court granted the defendants'
motion to dismiss the Har... More...
   $0 (08-23-2018 - MA)

Elaine Levins v. Healthcare Revenue Recovery Group, LLC District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

In this appeal, we interpret three provisions of the Fair
Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15 U.S.C. §§ 1692-
1692p. Elaine and William Levins allege that Healthcare
3
Revenue Recovery Group LLC (“HRRG”) violated
§§ 1692e(14), 1692d(6), and 1692e(10) by leaving telephone
voice messages that did not use its true name, did not
meaningfully disclose its identity, a... More...
   $0 (08-23-2018 - NJ)

United States of America v. Michael Cohen Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Eight Counts, Including Criminal Tax Evasion And Campaign Finance Violations
Plea Follows Filing of Eight Count Criminal Information Alleging Concealment of More Than $4 Million in Unreported Income, $280,000 in Unlawful Campaign Contributions

Robert Khuzami, Attorney for the United States, Acting Under Authority... More...
   $0 (08-22-2018 - NY)

Christina Cortese v. John M. Sherwood

We focus on the allegations relevant to the issue on appeal. Cortese is the
biological daughter of Francesca, and the stepdaughter of Robert, both of whom are
deceased. Over the course of Francesca’s and Robert’s 23-year marriage, they “acquired
an enormous amount of wealth.” Sherwood “attended to all of their legal matters under
Robert’s direction. As their estate planning attorne... More...
   $0 (08-22-2018 - CA)

Ron Hacker as Trustee, etc. v. Homeward Residential, Inc.

Ron Hacker (Hacker), as successor trustee to the 1713
Stearns LaVerne Family Trust (Stearns), sued Homeward
Residential, Inc., (Homeward) formerly known as American
Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc. (AHMSI); Sand Canyon
Corporation, formerly known as Option One Mortgage
Corporation (Sand Canyon); Western Progressive, LLC (Western
Progressive); Deutsche Bank National Trust Compa... More...
   $0 (08-20-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. George G. Larsen Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Sacramento, California

Sacramento, CA - Member of Nevada City-Based Conspiracy Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Multimillion Dollar Bank and Title Fraud Scheme

George B. Larsen, 56, formerly of San Rafael, was sentenced to 10 years and one month in prison and ordered to pay $1,759,100 in restitution for his role in a fraudulent mortgage elimination scheme.

On December 6, 2017, Larsen was convicted ... More...
   $0 (08-19-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Roger Duane Goodwin Southern District of Iowa - Federal Courthouse - Des Moines, Davenport & Council Bluffs Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Des Moines, IA - Central Iowa Insurance Agent Convicted of Defrauding Clients

On August 9, 2018, following a four-day trial, a jury found Roger Duane Goodwin, age 59, of Windsor Heights, guilty of seven counts of mail fraud. The jury also determined Goodwin’s residence in Windsor Heights and two Harley Davidson motorcycles are subject to forfeiture

During trial, the government pr... More...
   $0 (08-18-2018 - IA)

Eduardo De La Torre v. Cashcall, Inc.


Under California law, can a loan contract include an interest rate term so
high that it is “unreasonably and unexpectedly harsh,” “unduly oppressive,” or “so
one-sided as to shock the conscience”? (Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co.,
LLC (2015) 61 Cal.4th 899, 910–911 (Sanchez).) What the Ninth Circuit asks us
to resolve in this case is a more specific version of that question: C... More...
   $0 (08-17-2018 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CHAKA FATTAH, SR., KAREN NICHOLAS, ROBERT BRAND, HERBERT VEDERMAN

During the 1980s and ’90s, Fattah served in both houses of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, first as a member of the House of Representatives and later as a Senator. In 1995, Fattah was elected to the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania’s Second Congressional District. In 2006, Fattah launched an unsuccessful run for Mayor of Philadelphia, setting in motion the events that wo... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - PA)

Malcolm Kelso v. Christine A. Butler, et al. Western District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Louisiana

After plaintiff Malcolm Kelso rested his case, opposing counsel moved for judgment as a matter of law pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 50. The district court granted the motion. Kelso requests that we reverse and remand, contending that the motion did not “specify . . . the law and facts that entitle[d] the movant to the judgment.”1 We affirm the district court’s judgment.
Case: 15-... More...
   $0 (08-14-2018 - LA)

United States of America v. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Royal Bank of Scotland Agrees to Pay $4.9 Billion for Financial Crisis-Era Misconduct
Settlement Is Largest Penalty Imposed On A Single Entity By The Justice Department For Financial Crisis-Era Misconduct

The Justice Department announced a $4.9 billion settlement with The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) resolving federal civil claims that RBS misled investors in th... More...
   $0 (08-14-2018 - MA)

James Tepper, Allison Tepper v. Amos Financial, LLC Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Many would gladly pay Tuesday for a hamburger
today. Of course, not all of those who fall into debt make
payments timely, and debt collection has become a
professional trade. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
(the “FDCPA” or “Act”), 15 U.S.C. § 1692, et seq., regulates
their efforts. Under it, debt collectors are prohibited from
engaging in deceptive, abusive, or other... More...
   $0 (08-13-2018 - Pa)

United States of America v. Daniel Cardenas Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Tampa, FL - Loan Officer Sentenced For His Role In Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

U.S. District Judge Mary S. Scriven has sentenced Daniel Cardenas (37, Tampa) to 18 months in federal prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Cardenas pleaded guilty on April 24, 2018.

According to court documents, from as early as October 2007 through May 2008, Cardenas and others consp... More...
   $0 (08-11-2018 - FL)

Dagny Knutson v. Richard J. Foster

After a three-week trial, the jury found in favor of Dagny Knutson on her
fraudulent concealment and intentional breach of fiduciary duty claims against her former
attorney, Richard J. Foster, and awarded her economic and noneconomic damages. The
trial court granted Foster’s motion for a new trial on the grounds that Knutson did not
prove Foster’s conduct was the cause of Knutson’s... More...
   $0 (08-10-2018 - CA)

Robert Stevens and Steven Vandel v. CoreLogic, Inc. United States District Court for the Southern District of California

Residential real estate sales today depend largely on
online sites displaying properties for sale. Plaintiffs Robert
Stevens and Steven Vandel (“the Photographers”) are
professional real estate photographers who take photographs
of listed properties and license them to real estate agents.

The real estate agents, in turn, upload such photographs to
Multiple Listing Serv... More...
   $0 (08-09-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Bitty Yu Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

San Francisco, CA - Pacifica Resident Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Wire Fraud Scheme

Defendant admits having received over $1 million as a result of her participation in the scheme to defraud.

Bitty Yu was sentenced to 24 months in prison for wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Alex G. Tse and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Benne... More...
   $0 (08-08-2018 - CA)

Next Page

 
 
Home | Add Attorney | Add Expert | Add Court Reporter | Sign In
Find-A-Lawyer By City | Find-A-Lawyer By State and City | Articles | Recent Lawyer Listings
Verdict Corrections | Link Errors | Advertising | Editor | Privacy Statement
© 1996-2018 MoreLaw, Inc. - All rights reserved.