August 23, 2017

Bank of America Call Center Shut Down Due to Suicidal and Hostage Threats (VIDEO)

“Bank of America employees, shaken up by the events, were met by their managers as they left … [Read more...]

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...]

White Paper | Defending Junk-Debt-Buyer Lawsuits

Defending Junk-Debt-Buyer Lawsuits Peter A. Holland University of Maryland Francis King Carey School … [Read more...]

A Transactional Genealogy of Scandal | From Michael Milken to Enron to Goldman Sachs

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About CDOs (But Were Afraid to Ask) ~ A Transactional Genealogy … [Read more...]

Adam Levitin | Geithner on Financial Crimes: The Dog Ate My Homework

Geithner on Financial Crimes: The Dog Ate My Homework If I rob a federally insured bank and make off … [Read more...]

Fed Report | A Structural View of U.S. Bank Holding Companies

A Structural View of U.S. Bank Holding Companies Introduction Large banking organizations in the … [Read more...]

Ireland Bulldozes Ghost Estate in Life After Real Estate Bubble

Ireland Bulldozes Ghost Estate in Life After Real Estate Bubble Ireland is opting for bulldozers … [Read more...]

Got Pension? | Work For A State Or Local Government? Read This

The Market Ticker – Work For A State Or Local Government? Read This I’ve tried to warn … [Read more...]

President Obama, Bored With the Foreclosure Crisis. That Explains A Lot, Actually.

  Jean Braucher is the Roger C. Henderson Professor of Law at the University of Arizona law … [Read more...]

Adam Levitin | FHFA Wants Money Transferred from Local Government to Bondholders

FHFA Wants Money Transferred from Local Government to Bondholders FHFA has sued the State of … [Read more...]

Henrietta Eaton and the Boston Foreclosure Party

Henrietta Eaton and the Boston Foreclosure Party Written by Fr. Emmanuel Lemelson Republished w/ … [Read more...]

Adam Levitin | Eaton v. Fannie Mae Analysis

Eaton v. Fannie Mae Analysis The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court finally issued its … [Read more...]

Pari Passu Party (on behalf of Anna Gelpern)

This is Adam Levitin posting for Anna Gelpern.  Only the awful illiterative post title is mine. … [Read more...]

Are Insolvent Fannie and Freddie Making “Charitable Donations” with Your Tax Dollars?

“So the only thing I can see this advertising as being about is currying political goodwill, … [Read more...]

Robosigned | Foreclosure Fraud Settlement Documents Released, Read Them Here

Here they are… More to come as we sort through them.. SETTLEMENT DOCUMENTS Complaint (pdf) … [Read more...]

Adam Levitin, Susan Wachter White Paper | The Commercial Real Estate Bubble

The Commercial Real Estate Bubble Adam J. Levitin Georgetown University Law Center Susan M. Wachter … [Read more...]

Adam Levitin | Why No Investigation?

Why No Investigation? Here’s a bombshell: the San Francisco City Assessor commissioned a … [Read more...]

Adam Levitin | American Capitalism: Profit, But Fairly

American Capitalism: Profit, But Fairly Adam Davidson wrote up an interesting apologia for Wall … [Read more...]

Adam Levitin | The Restatement of Property and the Road to Mortgagocracy

Mortgage may not be enforced except by a person having the right to enforce the obligation or one … [Read more...]

Fedspeak White Paper | The U.S. Housing Market: Current Conditions and Policy Considerations

The U.S. Housing Market: Current Conditions and Policy Considerations The ongoing problems in the … [Read more...]

White Paper | In or Out of Mortgage Trouble? A Study of Bankrupt Homeowners

In or Out of Mortgage Trouble? A Study of Bankrupt Homeowners INTRODUCTION For decades, homeowners … [Read more...]

Buy Here Pay Here Dealerships

The LA Times did a three-part series this fall on what they call "Buy Here Pay Here" car … [Read more...]

Adam Levitin | “The Wikipedia of Land Registration Systems”

“The Wikipedia of Land Registration Systems” Pretty amazing opinion in Culhane v Aurora … [Read more...]

Adam Levitin | Is Bank of America Gambling on Resurrection (or Is BoA Holding the US Hostage)?

Is Bank of America Gambling on Resurrection (or Is BoA Holding the US Hostage)? What would you do if … [Read more...]

Written Testimony of Adam J. Levitin Before the House Financial Services Committee Joint Hearing on “H.R. 1697: The Communities First Act” November 16, 2011

Written Testimony of Adam J. Levitin Professor of Law Georgetown University Law Center Before the … [Read more...]

Adam Levitin | The Multistate Foreclosure Settlement

The Multistate Foreclosure Settlement The New York Times came out with a strong editorial urging … [Read more...]

Must Read Paper | The MERS Mortgage in Massachusetts: Genius, Shell Game, or Invitation to Fraud?

This comes in from Rockwell P. Ludden, Esq. of LuddenKramerLaw P.C. Although the title says … [Read more...]

White Paper | An Evolving Foreclosure Landscape: The Ibanez Case and Beyond

The American Constitution Society for Law & Policy invites you to read: An Evolving Foreclosure … [Read more...]

The Way Forward: Going in Circles?

The latest proposal for dealing with the mortgage crisis comes from The Way Forward by Daniel … [Read more...]

Eaton – Dividing the Mortgage Loan and Affirming the Consequent

Eaton – Dividing the Mortgage Loan and Affirming the Consequent Written by Gregory M. Lemelson … [Read more...]

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