In the fight against predatory lending, the courts are a key battleground. CRL monitors cases that could set precedent; submits legal briefs on key legal issues; and works with partners on litigation aimed at strengthening protections against abusive lending.
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- National mortgage Settlement is a game-changer
Published: Feb 17 2012 Issue: Mortgage Lending
A lawsuit highlights possible foreclosure fraud, as loan servicing employees admit they don’t actually review foreclosure documents; instead they do "robo-signing.
- Amici Curiae CSJ and CRL in Guillaume
Published: Sep 26 2011 Issue: Mortgage Lending
CRL filed an amicus brief to the New Jersey Supreme Court, advocating for strict compliance with New Jersey’s Fair Foreclosure Act and the federal Truth in Lending Act’s intentional reordering of...
- Federal Reserve Mortgage Lending Rules - Amicus Brief from CRL and NCLC Opposing TRO and Preliminary Injunction
Published: Apr 4 2011 Issue: Mortgage Lending
CRL and the National Consumer Law Center filed an amicus brief supporting the Federal Reserve's opposition to a TRO and preliminary injunction that would prevent new mortgage rules from going into...
- Mortgage Lenders Violate North Carolina Law by Charging Unfair Fees for Loan Closings
Published: Nov 16 2009 Issue: Mortgage Lending
CRL's amicus briefs in support of a class of North Carolina borrowers in Bumpers v. Community Bank of Northern Virginia, along with the North Carolina Justice Center, argues that North Carolina’s...
- Loan Owners Must Disclose Their Identity before Foreclosing on Bankrupt Homeowners (reply)
Published: Oct 13 2009 Issue: Mortgage Lending
CRL’s amicus reply brief in support of bankrupt homeowners in 18 cases appealed by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS), in which the Nevada bankruptcy court determined that loan...