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Vetstein Law Group: SJC Rules That Housing Court May Hear Challenges To Foreclosures

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Battle Over Invalid Foreclosures May Shift To Evictions In Housing Courts In the closely watched case of Bank of New York v. Bailey (embedded below), the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled on August 4, 2011 that the Housing Court may hear a homeowner's...

Vetstein Group: SJC Agrees To Hear Crucial Foreclosure Standing Case In HSBC Bank v. Matt

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Court May Decide Lenders' Standing In All Foreclosure Cases Involving Securitized Mortgages With all the hoopla yesterday surrounding Attorney General Martha Coakley's monumental lawsuit against the big banks over foreclosure practices, the Supreme Judicial...

Vetstein Law Group: Supplemental and Friend-Of-The-Court Briefs Filed In Eaton v. Federal National Mortgage Ass’n (Fannie Mae)

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ For interested legal observers of the foreclosure crisis, it really doesn't get any better than this. Supplemental and amicus curie legal briefs have been filed in much awaited case of Eaton v. Federal National Mortgage Ass'n , and they make for great reading...

Vetstein Law Group: Averting The Apocalypse: Foreclosing Lenders Avoid Disaster and Given More Options To Foreclose In Eaton v. Fannie Mae Case

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Score One For Lenders and Mortgage Servicers In Long-Awaited Eaton v. Fannie Mae Case The Massachusetts real estate community has been waiting 8 long months for a decision from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) in the much anticipated Eaton v. Federal National...

Ballard Spahr LLP: Borrower May Sue Over Lender's Failure To Contact Prior to Foreclosure, California Appellate Court Rules

by Alan S. Petlak A residential lender's failure to contact a borrower prior to initiating nonjudicial foreclosure proceedings triggers a private right of action under California law, the California Court of Appeal has ruled. In its July 3, 2012, opinion in Skov v. U.S. Bank National Association...