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Lender Allowed To Foreclose But Punished By Court For Violating Consumer Fraud Act
Posted on 16 Oct 2014 by Peter J. Gallagher

A New Jersey trial court has issued an interesting opinion, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], allowing a lender to foreclose but imposing significant limitations on the lender because the court concluded that the lender had violated... Read More

The Cloud Dissipates (a bit)
Posted on 10 Nov 2015 by Christopher G. Hill

Remember HB 1265, [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this legislation: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], that I discussed here at Musings back on February 6, 2012? Well, thanks to the efforts of the AGC of Virginia among other groups affected by... Read More

When, If Ever, Is A Residential Mortgage Not "Residential" For The Purpose of Foreclosure?
Posted on 12 May 2015 by Peter J. Gallagher

By Peter J. Gallagher ( @pjsgallagher ) Believe it or not, this question comes up from time to time in my practice (exciting life, I know). In recent years I have prosecuted many foreclosure actions, but only commercial foreclosures. So the first... Read More

Chicago City Council Introduces Draft Affordable Housing Ordinance Amendment
Posted on 12 Feb 2015 by DLA Piper

By David L. Reifman , Richard F. Klawiter , Paul W. Shadle , Jesse W. Dodson , and Daniel Kraft , Attorneys, DLA Piper Chicago’s City Council has introduced a proposed amendment to the existing affordable housing ordinance (the 2015 ARO) which... Read More

Chicago Affordable Housing Ordinance Passes: Key Provisions, Key Requirements
Posted on 4 May 2015 by DLA Piper

By Theodore J. Novak , Richard F. Klawiter , Paul W. Shadle , Mariah F. DiGrino , David L. Reifman , Jesse W. Dodson , Katherine C. Jahnke Dale , Daniel Kraft Chicago’s City Council has approved an amendment to the existing affordable housing... Read More

Implied Restrictive Covenant Prevents Conversion of Golf Course to Residential Lots
Posted on 23 Sep 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Roger D. Winston, Shelah F. Lynn, and Katherine M. Noonan A federal court of appeals held, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], that a golf course was encumbered by an implied restrictive covenant, preventing the foreclosing... Read More