Facing Foreclosure, Dad, Mom, Daughter Arrested In “Suspicious” Home Fire Set to Collect Insurance Money

Dad, Mom, Daughter Arrested In “Suspicious” Home Fire In Fountain Inn Credit: Laurens County Sheriff’s Office  >>>>> Yvonne M. Pike >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yvonne L. Pike >>>>>>>>>>>>> Robert D. Pike FOUNTAIN INN, SC — A father, mother and their daughter have been arrested after sheriff’s deputies say they were involved in a suspicious fire at a home in … Read more

Sheriff’s Foreclosure Surplus Funds Sit, Over $100,000 Waits to be Returned

Funds sit, wait to be returned County sheriff hopes to distribute $100,000 The New Castle County Sheriff’s Office has more than $100,000 that belongs to the owners of eight homes that were sold earlier this year because of tax delinquencies and a foreclosure. The government, however, can’t find the people to give them the money. … Read more

Wall Street Thanks You for Your Service, Tim Geithner

Wall Street thanks you for your service, Tim Geithner First the treasury secretary propped up the big banks with public spending. Then he backed their agenda: cuts to public spending Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s departure from the Obama administration invites comparisons with Klemens von Metternich. Metternich was the foreign minister of the Austrian empire who … Read more

Usury Laws Are Dead. Long Live the New Usury Law. The CFPB’s Ability to Repay Mortgage Rule

Usury Laws Are Dead. Long Live the New Usury Law. The CFPB’s Ability to Repay Mortgage Rule The CFPB has come out with its long awaited qualified mortgage (QM) rulemaking under Title XIV of the Dodd-Frank Act.  The QM rulemaking is by far the most important CFPB action to date and will play a crucial … Read more

NY Times – Paying the Price in Settlements, but Often Deducting It

Paying the Price of Settlements, but Often Deducting It THE numbers seem eye-popping. So many billions here for supposed mortgage abuses, so many billions there for questionable foreclosures. But there’s more than meets the eye to the big legal settlements you’ve been reading about involving some of the nation’s biggest banks. Actually, there’s less than … Read more