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Foley & Lardner LLP on RESPA Liability and the Filed Rate Doctrine
Posted on 27 Jul 2009 by Michael D. Leffel and Matthew R. Lynch

Does a provider violate the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) merely by charging rates that are above the market rate, above the filed rate, or are otherwise excessive? In this commentary, Michael D. Leffel and Matthew R. Lynch of Foley &... Read More

Does sec. (8)(b) of RESPA Govern Charges That Are Not Split With Third Parties
Posted on 25 Jan 2010 by Michael D. Leffel and Jennifer M. Keas

Federal courts are struggling with the scope of § 8(b) of Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), 12 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq. Regarding the reach of § 8(b), some courts hold that the statute's plain language precludes liability... Read More

Foley & Lardner LLP on RESPA Liability and the Filed Rate Doctrine
Posted on 27 Jul 2009 by Michael D. Leffel and Matthew R. Lynch

Does a provider violate the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) merely by charging rates that are above the market rate, above the filed rate, or are otherwise excessive? In this commentary, Michael D. Leffel and Matthew R. Lynch of Foley &... Read More

Foley & Lardner LLP on In re Carter; Confusion Over RESPA Standing Requirements Continues as Sixth Circuit Holds That Section 8 Plaintiffs Need Not Allege They Were Overcharged
Posted on 27 Jul 2009 by Michael D. Leffel and Matthew R. Lynch

In 2009, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals became the first federal appellate court to squarely address the question of whether a plaintiff has standing to sue a settlement service provider under Section 8 of Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA... Read More

Supreme Court Wants Solicitor General Comments On Bankruptcy Conflict
Posted on 20 Jun 2011 by James Cordrey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 20 asked the U.S. solicitor general for comment on a bankruptcy case in which the Bankruptcy Code and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) are in conflict as it relates to a... Read More

Vetstein Law Group: Hurricane Irene Cleanup: Who Is Responsible For Falling Trees?
Posted on 31 Aug 2011 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Massachusetts Fallen Tree Law Hurricane, Tropical Storm, whatever-you-want-to-be-called-Irene certainly did a number on Massachusetts. We are into Day 2 of no power in my hometown of Sudbury. The kids are getting absolutely... Read More