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Legal Update: Focus on FEMA and Foreclosures

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now. During the week of September 4, 2017, most Floridians sought shelter and boarded homes and businesses in anticipation of a direct hit by then-Category 5 Hurricane ...

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Ohio Courts Could Change Course for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now. In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, debtors have the ability to modify their mortgages. A modification is generally called a “cram down” and it occurs when a ...

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In Massachusetts, Lost Notes Create Headaches for Services

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now. In Massachusetts, in the seminal decision Eaton v. Federal National Mortgage Association, 462 Mass.569 (2012), the Supreme Judicial Court has held that the statutory power of ...

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Massachusetts Appeals Court Clarifies Demand Letter Ruling

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now. Recently, in U.S. Bank, National Association as Trustee v. Milan, the Massachusetts Appeals Court provided further clarification on when the Pinti rule may be inapplicable. As ...

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Maryland Case Puts the Brakes on Foreclosures

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now. On June 6, 2017, the Court of Special Appeals, Maryland’s intermediate appellate court, issued an opinion in the combined cases of Blackstone v. Sharma, Sept. 2015 ...

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Distributing Insurance Funds After a Natural Disaster

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now. One of the biggest mortgage servicing issues facing lenders in Texas, Florida, California, and other states that have suffered from declared disasters relates to insurance claims ...

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