March 27, 2017

Bankruptcy Law and the Cost of Credit: The Impact of Cramdown on Mortgage Interest Rates

Joshua Goodman Harvard University – Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Adam J. Levitin Georgetown … [Read more...]

What’s On at a Courthouse Near You

In addition to a post last week broadly raising visitors' physicial interaction with courts, an … [Read more...]

Representation and Realities of (Bankruptcy) Court Work

The Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities held a symposium on "Courts: Representing and … [Read more...]

Bankruptcy Court Calls

In connection with some ongoing research, I have noticed that U.S. bankruptcy courts have different … [Read more...]

California Homeowner in Foreclosure Wins Quiet Title – It’s a Free House!

  Well, just when I thought I’d seen everything…   A Riverside, California homeowner, Denise … [Read more...]

Recovery | Tax Refunds Being Used to Pay for Bankruptcy Filings

Tax refunds being used to pay for bankruptcy filings Some Americans spend their tax refunds on … [Read more...]

Muselman v. Deutsche Bank, U.S. Bankruptcy Court | A Valentine from Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge Karen S. Jennemann on Feburary 14, 2012

A Valentine from Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge Karen S. Jennemann on Feburary 14, 2012 The … [Read more...]

Bankruptcy Implications of AG Settlement

Even though I was up at 4am Pacific this morning, the AG and federal government mortgage settlement … [Read more...]

Understanding Anna Nicole Smith (or, at least, Stern v. Marshall): A Must-Read Analysis

Led by my colleague Elizabeth Gibson, four members of the National Bankruptcy Conference have … [Read more...]

Anna Nicole Smith, the Constitution, and Bankruptcy

To all law profs out there who plan to attend next week's Association of American Law Schools … [Read more...]

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon: Stop Bashing the Rich “Acting like everyone who’s been successful is bad and that everyone who is rich is bad – I just don’t get it”

Dimon was responding to a question at an investor conference about the hostile political environment … [Read more...]

Toxic Titles | In Re Johnson Case Puts the Brakes on Foreclosure Sales

“Two weeks ago an Opinion and Order was rendered in the Eastern District of Arkansas … [Read more...]

Toxic Titles | In Re Johnson Case Puts the Brakes on Foreclosure Sales

“Two weeks ago an Opinion and Order was rendered in the Eastern District of Arkansas … [Read more...]

New Balick Chair at Widener Law School

Many Credit Slips readers will remember Judge Helen S. Balick who presided over the U.S. Bankruptcy … [Read more...]

A lighthouse keeper in the desert sun

Thinking about the return of the Delaware/SDNY venue debate and the bankruptcy court's decision … [Read more...]

The LPS Sanctions Decision- Bankruptcy Court SLAMS Lender Processing Services….

The Federal judges are really stepping in and calling all this mess what it really is… Read … [Read more...]

Agard- NY Bankruptcy Court Guts the MERS System

Read this decision carefully, it is one of the most profound dissection of the MERS regime yet. This … [Read more...]

Bankruptcy Court BOMBSHELL- More Industry Practices Slammed…

Like my favorite quote from my favorite lawyer movie,  A Few Good Men, “And the hits just keep … [Read more...]

Notes Never Made It To the Trusts – BIG Problem for the BIG Banks

Editors Comment Lane Houk 12/2/2010 The article below published on Bloomberg.com a few days ago … [Read more...]

Well, Would You Look at That: Elizabeth Warren Might Be Replaced by a Bank Lobbyist

See, just when I was all be rock solid sure that the current administration could not possibly … [Read more...]

Avoiding the Rush To Bankruptcy Court- Nye Lavalle

The following is an article from Nye Lavalle.  Because I share many of the thoughts expressed, I … [Read more...]

Padget v OneWest – IndyMac Provides some insight into RESPA remedies

The Ocwen Court provided an example for clarity: “Suppose an S & L signs a mortgage agreement … [Read more...]

California Judges Bail Out on Court Hearings

We wish this story was an April Fool’s joke, but sadly it is not. Several borrowers who have filed … [Read more...]

800-Numbers Lead to Runaround as Banks Refuse to Modify Mortgages

Rule of Thumb: If they can’t execute a release or satisfaction of the mortgage, then they … [Read more...]

Judge Buford Slams Mers for Its Own Confusion

Vargas_MTD_Tentative1 Judge Buford in Bankruptcy Court has no problem seeing the real issues. Here … [Read more...]

CONGRESS: It’s Not About Right and Left Anymore… It’s About Right and Wrong.

On Thursday afternoon, when Melissa Bean, a Democrat from Illinois, stood in the way of the Walt … [Read more...]

Professor Porter Does it Again: Ownership, Agency and Servicing Abuses in Bankruptcy Court

A … [Read more...]

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