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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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Maryland Appeals Case Upholds FDCPA

A recent case in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that law firms retained to pursue foreclosure against homeowners are “debt collectors” under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. What does this decision mean for foreclosures proceedings in Maryland?

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CFPB Fines Two Lenders $35.7 Million for Kickback Scheme

Wells Fargo and JPMorgan have agreed to pay a combined $35.7 million in penalties and redress over their roles in an alleged kickback scheme with a Maryland title company, according to an announcement from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Thursday.

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