Must See Video Campaign | What if Ordinary Americans Made Big Banks Share Our “Most Basic Values”

“Most Basic Values” JP Morgan Chase What if we came together and made the nation’s largest banks like JP Morgan Chase follow the same rules as we all do around fairness and honesty, paying their fair share of taxes and treating people fairly? Well, it might look something like this. “Most Basic Values” Bank of … Read more

$2 Billon | Bankruptcy Trustee Sues Goldman Sachs, Barclays, JPMorgan Chase & Company, Citigroup, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Credit Suisse and UBS

Banks Sued in Thornburg Bankruptcy WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) — The bankruptcy trustee for Thornburg Mortgage has sued Goldman Sachs, Barclays and other big banks for a combined $2.2 billion, blaming them for its bankruptcy. The trustee filed four separate lawsuits, the most extensive of which blames a “collusive scheme” by units of JPMorgan Chase & … Read more

SC Chief Justice Halts Foreclosures, Orders Parties to Try to Settle Outside Court

SC chief justice again halts foreclosures, orders parties to try to settle outside court COLUMBIA, S.C. — For the second time in two years, South Carolina’s chief justice on Tuesday ordered a stop to all pending foreclosures until the parties involved can complete an intervention process — a move with the potential to affect thousands … Read more

Supreme Court of South Carolina ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER Re: Mortgage Foreclosure Actions

  011-05-02-01 The Supreme Court of South Carolina Re: Mortgage Foreclosure Actions ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER On May 22,2009, I issued an Administrative Order (Order No. 2009-05-22-01) applicable to mortgage foreclosure actions subject to the Home Affordable Modification Program (“HMP”) instituted by the United States Treasury Department (“Treasury”). The program applied to residential loans owned, securitized or … Read more

CFPB | The War Over Consumer Financial Protection Intensifies

The war over consumer financial protection intensifies A series of bills aimed at watering down the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will be up for vote this week. What’s a consumer agency that can’t protect? by Abigail Field, contributor FORTUNE — An obscure but extremely important political war is being fought in Washington right now over the … Read more

Press Release | MA Register of Deeds John O’Brien “MERS & Banks may have added fraud to the repertoire of services they offer”

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Salem, MA May 3rd, 2011 Contact: Kevin Harvey, 1st Assistant Register kevin.harvey@sec.state.ma.us The 1960’s television show “To Tell the Truth”, where imposters pretend to be the central character, is playing out today at the Essex Southern District Registry of Deeds and Register John O’Brien is not happy about it.  After the … Read more

CA Bar Journal | Carlsbad Foreclosure Lawyer, Michael T. Pines, Loses His License

“Lawyers have an obligation to follow the law, not to break it.”  Unless you’re a lawyer that works for the banks… ~ Carlsbad foreclosure lawyer loses his license Declaring that he poses a substantial threat of harm to the public, the State Bar Court lifted the law license of MICHAEL T. PINES, the Carlsbad attorney … Read more

Live Webcast Wed May 4th 9AM EDT | Presentation to Michigan House of Rep on Mortgage Fraud by Bill Bullard and Curtis Hertel, Jr.

House TV Webcast Schedule Wednesday, May 4, 2011 9:00AM Standing Committee Meeting Banking and Financial Services 326 House Office Building, Lansing, MI Agenda: Presentation on mortgage fraud by: Bill Bullard – Oakland County Clerk, Register of Deeds Curtis Hertel, Jr. – Ingham County Register of Deeds A representative from the Attorney General’s Office Click Here … Read more