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St. Louis County Ordinance Requiring Pre-Foreclosure Mediation Unconstitutional, Missouri Supreme Court Holds
Posted on 7 Jan 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

The Missouri Supreme Court recently ruled, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], that a St. Louis County ordinance requiring lenders to mediate with borrowers prior to foreclosure was void ab initio because it was not directed to a... Read More

Recent Changes to Real Estate-Related Laws Reflect Continuing Housing Woes
Posted on 12 Jan 2012 by Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. and Mary M. Pfaff

By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. and Mary M. Pfaff The continuing downdraft in the housing economy has stimulated adoption of a wide variety of consumer protection provisions in real estate laws and statutory requirements for accountability by lenders,... Read More

Federal Court Refuses To Dismiss Government’s Statutory Claims against Mortgage Originators That Allegedly Defrauded HUD
Posted on 15 Oct 2013 by Ballard Spahr LLP

A federal judge recently rejected motions to dismiss in a suit in which the U.S. government alleged that two mortgage originators and their officers defrauded the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) into insuring risky mortgage loans. ... Read More