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JD Supra (press release)

Massachusetts Bankruptcy Court Confirms that Chapter 13 Debtors May “Strip Off” Second Mortgages
JD Supra (press release)
Caulkett does not affect a chapter 13 debtor's ability to strip off a second mortgage. In Caulkett, the Supreme Court held that a debtor in a chapter 7 bankruptcy may not void a junior mortgage lien under 11 U.S.C. § 506(d) when the debt owed on a ...


HousingWire

U.S. Bank fined $15 million for bankruptcy filing violations | 2017-04 ...
HousingWire
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced Tuesday that it is ordering U.S. Bank National Association to pay a civil penalty of $15 million for what it ...

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Lexology (registration)

Indiana Supreme Court Rejects Borrowers' Argument Bankruptcy Discharge Wiped Out Mortgage Loan, Lien
Lexology (registration)
The Supreme Court of Indiana recently confirmed a mortgagee's ability to seek an in rem judgment against property for which there was an outstanding lien balance after the borrowers obtained a discharge of their Chapter 7 bankruptcy. In so ruling, the ...

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BankruptcyMortgage – 'Strip-off' – Petition date
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Where Chapter 13 debtors have requested confirmation of a plan under which a second mortgage on their home would be “stripped off,” an objection filed by the holder of the second mortgage must be overruled, as established precedent permitting ...

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11th Circuit Clarifies FDCPA/FCCPA Issues Re Periodic Mortgage Statements After Bankruptcy
JD Supra (press release)
In Helman v. Bank of America, 15-13672, 2017 WL 1350728 (11th Cir. April 12, 2017) the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal clarified important issues regarding the use of periodic mortgage statements after a bankruptcy discharge. In Helman thee debtor ...


Fox Business

Judge Fines Bank of America $45 Million for 'Heartless' Treatment of Mortgage Borrowers
Fox Business
Judge Christopher Klein of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Sacramento said the bank's mortgage modification process and mistaken foreclosure on Erik and Renee Sundquist's home left them in "a state of battle-fatigued demoralization." The case brings ...

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Lexington Herald Leader

Bank buys bankrupt Andover golf course | Lexington Herald Leader
Lexington Herald Leader
Andover golf course and country club, which closed in February, was sold Monday at auction to mortgage-holder Whitaker Bank, for $2.9 million. Bank president ...

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Lowell man accused in mortgage scam faces new charges
Lowell Sun
WOBURN -- A 49-year-old Lowell man facing four criminal counts in connection with what prosecutors say was a scheme to defraud struggling Cambodian-American homeowners out of their mortgage payments was arraigned Tuesday on nine additional counts ...


STLtoday.com

Court upholds $500000 award to Overland woman from mortgage services company
STLtoday.com
The March 29 appeals court opinion says that May bought the house in 2007 with a $100,000 mortgage, and “shortly thereafter” filed for bankruptcy. As part of the bankruptcy process, she entered a five-year plan to pay down the mortgage, including the ...

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Asianjournal.com

Clients seek Chapter 7 and Chapter 20 bankruptcy relief
Asianjournal.com
This means that Chapter 13 will allow him to strip the 2nd mortgage of $76K. The $76K was discharge in his 2012 Chapter 7, but the mortgage lien survived. Although creditor cannot legally collect on the note because it is discharged, the fact that the ...

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