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Breaking News: Ibanez Foreclosure Ruling Upheld: An Indictment Of The Securitized Mortgage System

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ "[W]hat is surprising about these cases is ... the utter carelessness with which the plaintiff banks documented the titles to their assets." -Justice Robert Cordy, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Today, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court...

Apocalypse Now? Will The Massachusetts Ibanez Case Unravel Widespread Irregularities In The Residential Securitized Mortgage Market?

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Barely 24 hours old - the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's U.S. Bank v. Ibanez decision is already a huge national story. CNN-Money calls it a "beat down" of the big banks. Reuters says its a "catastrophe risk" for banks. The Huffington...

More Analysis Of The Impact of U.S. Bank v. Ibanez Decision: VIDEO

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Harold Clarke, Esq., Senior Underwriter for Westcor Title Insurance Company-New England says the U.S. Bank v. Ibanez decision could be one of the most important real estate decisions in recent memory. He explains how it will impact the Massachusetts real estate market...

Bankruptcy Court States - But Does Not Hold - That MERS Lacks Authority to Assign Mortgages

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_february_18_2011/ On February 10, a judge in the United States...

Bergman on Foreclosure: No Need to Substitute Plaintiff Upon Mortgage Assignment

[ Originally published 1/05/12 ] By: Bruce J. Bergman Member, Berkman, Henoch, Peterson, Peddy & Fenchel, P.C.; Author, Bergman on New York Mortgage Foreclosures , 3 vols, LexisNexis Matthew Bender (rev. 2011) This question arises all the time. During the course of a mortgage foreclosure...