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Analyzing the Fallout: Entire Controversy Doctrine Impacts Complex Mortgage Dispute

April 3, 2024

Introduction This case explores the impact of New Jersey’s entire controversy doctrine in a foreclosure action involving...

Bank of America and Zelle Establish Compliance with the EFTA

March 20, 2024

Introduction In a comprehensive decision, the United States District Court for the Central District of California recently...

Tenth Circuit Affirms ECOA’s Regulatory Decision to Limit Creditors’ Exposure

March 18, 2024

Introduction In a recent credit discrimination case, the Tenth Circuit affirmed the Western District of Oklahoma’s finding...

Renovations and Reckonings: Navigating Unjust Enrichment in Property Disputes

March 12, 2024

Introduction In February 2024, the New Jersey Appellate Division affirmed a trial court’s decision on a motion...

Mass. Appeals Court Upholds Joint Tenancy Reformation Based on Parties’ Intent

February 20, 2024

Introduction The Appeals Court of Massachusetts recently affirmed a summary judgment decision in favor of a property...

California Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Negligence Claims Against Title Insurer/Escrow Agent

February 16, 2024

Introduction The California Court of Appeals, First Appellate District, Division Five recently upheld demurrer in favor of...

NJ Appeals Court Finds Title Agency Misclassified Employees as Independent Contractors

February 15, 2024

In a decision issued on January 31, 2024, the New Jersey Appellate Division analyzed whether the level...

The Community Wealth Preservation Program: A Guide for Lenders and Homeowners

February 2, 2024

Introduction On January 12, 2024, Governor Murphy signed legislation establishing the “Community Wealth Preservation Program,” which aims...

Real Property Principles: Recordation Status Doesn’t Supplant Actual Notice

January 23, 2024

Introduction After purchasing real property in 2017 in Greenport, New York, Plaintiff JMMJ Development, LLC (“JMMJ”) brought...

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