BuckleySandler LLP: North Carolina Court Denies Foreclosure Based on Improper Endorsement of Note

Excerpted from Infobytes , a weekly electronic newsletter on developments in financial services law from BuckleySandler LLP . For the full issue of Infobytes , click here: http://www.buckleysandler.com/infobytes/issues/infobytes_may_20_2011/ The North Carolina Court of Appeals denied a foreclosure...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Georgia District Court Holds Foreclosure May Be Wrongful Where Security Deed and Note Are "Split"

By John C. Lynch , David N. Anthony , A. William "Bill" Loeffler , Alexandria J. Reyes and Teah N. Glenn On July 7, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia held that a non-judicial foreclosure may be wrongful where the foreclosing party does not hold both...

Vetstein Law Group: Massachusetts Superior Court Again Endorses “Produce The Note” Foreclosure Defense

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Final Say Will Come Soon At SJC In Eaton v. FNMA In Adamson v. MERS (embedded below), Superior Court Judge Raymond Brassard became the second Massachusetts trial judge to endorse the so-called "produce the note" defense in a foreclosure defense case. ...

Ballard Spahr LLP: Lender’s Use of Photocopied Note OK’d by Utah Court

By Angela W. Adams , Steven D. Burt , and Anthony C. Kaye In a victory for lenders, a Utah appellate court has ruled that a photocopy of a note is ordinarily acceptable in court, and that a borrower who demands the original note must establish a basis for questioning the authenticity of the...

Changes to FAM Notes: False Claims to U.S. Citizenship

In Change Transmittal CT:VISA-1977 dated March 12, 2013 the Department of State made substantial additions to the FAM Notes for 9 FAM 40.63. The PDF is 22 pages ; changes are in purple italics.

Asylum FOIA Victory in SF: Martins v. USCIS

"Immigration officials must hand over notes asylum officers take, a federal judge ruled , finding the documents essential to quality representation in immigration proceedings. San Francisco-based immigration attorney Jeffrey Martins sued the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and its director...

October 23, 2013 USCIS/SCOPS-AILA Meeting Notes

"On October 23, 2013, the USCIS Service Center Operations Directorate hosted an engagement with AILA representatives. USCIS addressed questions related to DOMA, provisional waivers and TPS grantee applications among several other topics. The information below provides a review of the questions solicited...

April 11, 2013 USCIS/FOD-AILA Meeting Notes

"On April 11, 2013, USCIS Field Operations Directorate (FOD) hosted an engagement with AILA representatives. USCIS FOD discussed issues related to waivers of inadmissibility, Form I-130 petitions, the security screening process, as well as other issues. The information below provides a review of...

USCIS/AILA Oct. 23, 2013 Q&A: Field Operations Directorate

"On October 23, 2013, the USCIS Field Operations Directorate hosted an engagement with AILA representatives. USCIS addressed questions related to Customer Identity Verification (CIV), I-94 automation, Form I-601A, and same-sex marriage adjudications. The information below provides a review of the...

EAJA Fee Victory in FOIA Lawsuit

Michelle N. Mendez, Senior Attorney, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Washington, Immigration Legal Services writes: "Immigration Legal Services of Catholic Charities of Washington is pleased to announce that it received $20,000 in attorney fees, in settlement of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA...

9 FAM 41.102 Notes Amended Regarding NIV Interview Waiver

"... Generally, all applicants must be interviewed in person. There are certain circumstances in which you, the chief of mission (COM), or the Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Visa Services may waive the personal interview for a visa applicant. ..." - 9 FAM 41.102 NOTES (CT:VISA-2061; 01...