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Topic: Mortgage

Derbabian v. Bank of America, N.A.

Citation: 
Derbabian v. Bank of America, N.A., Case No. 14-1253 (6th Cir. Oct. 17, 2014) (unpublished).
Ruling: 
The Sixth Circuit affirmed the District's Court's dismissal of plaintiffs' eight-count complaint relating to the foreclosure-by-advertisement of their home. Specifically, plaintiffs (i) failed to plead fraud with specificity, (ii) failed to state a claim for breach of contract because agreements relating ...
Judge(s): 
Cole, Keith, and Batchelder.
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Haddad v. Randall S. Miller Associates, PC

Citation: 
14a0791n.06; Case No. 13-2492; Not recommended for full-text publication
Ruling: 
Sixth Circuit affirmed District Court's grant of a Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion by mortgagee's counsel to dismiss an action filed by mortgagors against mortgagee's counsel under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Mortgagors alleged mortgagee's counsel ...
Judge(s): 
Siler, Batchelder and Donald, Circuit Judges
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Rubin v. Fannie Mae

Citation: 
Case No. 13-1010 (6th Cir. 2014)
Ruling: 
FNMA and FHFA are not "state actors" within scope of 5th Amendment, such that non-judicail foreclosure process is not violation of Due Process Clause of 5th Amendment. Once redemption expired, debtor could not bring action contesting foreclosure process based ...
Judge(s): 
McKeague, Griffin and Polster
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Slorp v. Lerner, Sampson & Rothfus

Citation: 
File name 14a0745n.06; Docket No. 13-3402
Ruling: 
In an opinion not recommended for publication, the Sixth Circuit affirmed a decision of the District Court for the Southern District of Ohio dismissing Slorp's claims under the FDCPA, Ohio consumer protection act, an Ohio falsification law and conspiracy to ...
Judge(s): 
Moore, Gibbons and Sutton; opinion by Gibbons
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Connolly v. Deutsche Bank National Trust

Citation: 
File Name: 14a0709n.06; Docket No. 13-2522
Ruling: 
In an unpublished opinion, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the summary judgment dismissal of the plaintiff's complaint alleging wrongful foreclosure and slander of title. The Court of Appeals determined that plaintiff's suit did not extend the redemption ...
Judge(s): 
Gibbons, McKeague and Stafford; opinion by McKeague
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Lopez v. Bank of America (In re Lopez)

Citation: 
Lopez v. Bank of America (In re Lopez), Case No. 14-10518 (11th Cir. Sept.3, 2014)(unpublished)(per curiam)
Ruling: 
The debtor may "strip off" or void a junior lien, where the amount of debt securing the senior lien exceeds the value of the house.
Judge(s): 
Wilson, Rosenbaum, Fay
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America's Servicing Co. v. Schwartz-Tallard (In re Schwartz-Tallard)

Citation: 
America's Servicing Co. v. Schwartz-Tallard (In re Schwartz-Tallard) Case No. 12-60052 (9th Cir. CA August 29, 2014)
Ruling: 
Judge Huck delivered the Opinion of the majority. Legal fees incurred defending an appeal by a creditor previously determined to have violated the automatic stay are included in § 362(k)(1)'s definition of actual damages.
Judge(s): 
J. Clifford Wallace and Ronald M. Gould, Circuit Judges, and Paul C. Huck, Senior District Judge (for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, sitting by designation)
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Minnesota Housing Finance Agency v. Schmidt (In re Schmidt)

Citation: 
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency v. Schmidt (In re Schmidt), No. 13-2447 (8th Cir. 2014)
Ruling: 
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed U.S. District Court, which affirmed bankruptcy court's confirmation of Chapter 13 plan over objection of creditor. Issue was whether Chapter 13 debtor could lien strip third mortgage on residence where residence value was ...
Judge(s): 
Colloton, Shepherd, Kelly
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General Lending Corp. v. Cancio

Citation: 
General Lending Corp. v. Cancio, Case No. 14-10838 (11th Cir. Aug. 21, 2014) (unpublished) (per curiam).
Ruling: 
The Circuit Court found that GLC could have identified the eligibility issues as early as July 2010 but failed to closely inspect the Debtor's schedules, that the Debtors had maintained their plan payments for two years, and the Debtors would ...
Judge(s): 
Pryor, Martin and Edmondson
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Bank of America v. Waits (In re Waits)

Citation: 
No. 14-11408 (11th Cir. Aug. 21, 2014)
Ruling: 
Order allowing debtor to extinguish second-priority mortgage lien on home when first-priority lien exceeded fair market value of home was affirmed, with the Court observing that it was bound to follow prior-panel decisions In re McNeal, 735 F.3d 1263 (11th ...
Judge(s): 
TJOFLAT, JORDAN, and BLACK, Circuit Judges
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