Two Faces: Demystifying the Mortgage Electronic Registration System’s Land Title Theory

Christopher Lewis Peterson University of Utah – S.J. Quinney College of Law Date posted: October 01, 2010 Abstract: Hundreds of thousands of home foreclosure lawsuits have focused judicial scrutiny on the Mortgage Electronic Registration System (“MERS”). This Article updates and expands upon an earlier piece by exploring the implications of state Supreme Court decisions holding … Read more

Attorney General Eric Holder Justice Department looking into home foreclosure mess

Justice Department looking into home foreclosure mess WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Justice Department is looking into reports that U.S. financial institutions improperly foreclosed on houses, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday. Several states are investigating the practices of institutions like Ally Financial Inc, formerly known as GMAC, and JPMorgan Chase and Co, among others, … Read more

NY Times – Foreclosure Furor Rises; Many Call for a Freeze

Foreclosure Furor Rises; Many Call for a Freeze By DAVID STREITFELD and GRETCHEN MORGENSON Published: October 5, 2010 The uproar over bad conduct by mortgage lenders intensified Tuesday, as lawmakers in Washington requested a federal investigation and the attorney general in Texas joined a chorus of state law enforcement figures calling for freezes on all … Read more

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal to State Judicial Department – Freeze ALL Home Foreclosures for 60 Days

Where you at May!!! Connecticut Attorney General’s Office Press Release Attorney General Asks CT Courts To Freeze Home Foreclosures 60 Days Because Of Defective Docs October 1, 2010 Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today asked the state Judicial Department to freeze all home foreclosures for 60 days because of defective document filings and institute measures to … Read more