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Landlords, Provide Lead Paint Pamphlets to Tenants of Face Fine

You say you hate politics. Especially during this silly season where it’s all so on your face and it’s hard to avoid. Well, surprise! I do too. But, beware! Avoidance has its cost. By avoiding politics you chose to allow … Continue reading

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Ticket for Using Cellphone While Driving With NO Phone

In its ongoing zeal to protect us from ourselves the Nevada Legislature enacted a ban on using hand-held cell phones while driving. I’m sure you have observed how effective the law is. In my opinion it’s little more than more … Continue reading

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Two Courts Rule Differently on MERS

No matter which side you are on, MERS remains a controversial issue.  Many expect the problem to ultimately be decided in the courts. A New York appellate court ruled last week that a Reston-based company that electronically tracks and transfers … Continue reading

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More Trouble for MERS

MERS finds itself in more hot water.  A Reno lawfirm filed lawsuits against MERS in both California and Nevada Courts. Read More here.

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Another Foreclosure case Overturned due to Standing

In this Ohio Appeals Court case, the Court ruled that Bank of New York did not have standing when it began foreclosure proceedings. In Byrd, we held that “in a foreclosure action, a bank that was not the mortgagee when … Continue reading

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California going after 400 lawyers for misconduct

According to the ABAJournal, the California Bar is looking into more than 400 lawyers who may have taken advantage of homeowners by accepting payments despite exerting little effort to save their homes. What’s the chances that some of their Nevada … Continue reading

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MERS loses again

The Second District Court of Appeals (of Florida) overturned a District Court decision and ruled that in this case U S Bank was not able to show proper standing to foreclose.  U S Bank produced the original note, but was … Continue reading

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Banks Pursuing Deficiency Judgments

Homeowners be aware.  CNN reports banks are beginning to seek deficiency judgments to cover losses from foreclosures and short sales.  Not being aware of this situation could become a very costly mistake. Deficiency judgments depend on many factors, including, state … Continue reading

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MERS; What Is It and Why Do We Care?

This post somehow seems too elementary, but I need to start somewhere.  If this is exceedingly basic, please bear with me because I hope to build from here. Back in the days before computers, when a bank lent money a … Continue reading

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Another Court Ruling against MERS: They Lack Standing

U.S. District Judge Kent Dawson in Las Vegas upheld a bankruptcy court ruling making it harder for lenders to foreclose on home mortgages. This case involved MERS, (Mortgage Electronic Registration System) asking bankruptcy court to lift a stay against foreclosure … Continue reading

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