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Mortgage Claims Against Deutsche Bank Not Barred by Failed-Bank Law

Can homeowners whose original mortgage bank failed sue the new owner of their mortgage for the original bank’s wrongdoing? Yes, according to a recent decision from the Massachusetts Appeals Court, Starkey v. Deutsche Bank. The case involved a relatively complicated statutory issue related to the Financial...

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Court Limits Application of FDCPA Validation Provisions

Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1692, debt collectors are required to provide verification (also sometimes called validation) of a debt being collected if a consumer sends a written dispute. A recent federal court case explains the potential limits of this...