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The Rocky Road to Fee Recovery

A Court of Appeal has limited the lender’s right to recover attorney’s fees after successfully defending against borrower lawsuits challenging a foreclosure. That means a victory in court could still prove costly. Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the November issue of DS News, out now.

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Potestivo & Associates Grows Team with Two New Attorneys

Potestivo & Associates, P.C., announced the hiring of Marc Wagman, who will serve as Supervising Bankruptcy Attorney in the Chicago office, and Cheryl Cook, who will serve as Supervising Bankruptcy Attorney in our Rochester office. Potestivo & Associates, P.C.

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US Bank: The Legal Challenges of Default Servicing

US Bank VP and Assistant General Counsel Beth Northrop-Day discusses where default servicing is headed, the legal cases that could impact the industry, and how legal firms can best streamline their interactions with servicers.

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Zombie Property Survival Guide

Zombieland

Even as the housing market booms, vacant and abandoned “zombie properties” continue to plague many municipalities, lingering reminders of the housing crisis. Here’s how the industry and communities around the nation are working together to take down the zombies.

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Worrying Delinquency Trends

Find out why a new study reported that delinquencies made a double-digit jump last month—the largest increase since 2008.

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BCFP Tallies Consumer Worries

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection has released a report enumerating the total number of complaints it has received by state and financial product or service. Find out what states complain the most (and least) about mortgage issues and why.

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