Looking back, the housing industry is totally Scrooged

Looking back, the housing industry is totally Scrooged

Here's the HousingWire/Star Wars Christmas 2014 special

FHA loans could face "tidal wave of defaults"

All indices hit series high

Another mortgage lender launches 3% down loan

Falls in line with FHFA
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Mark Geragos: More Zillow employees victims of sexual harassment

Tells USA Today: “clearly a major problem” at Zillow
Ben Lane
Mark Geragos, the attorney representing Rachel Kremer in her sexual harassment lawsuit against Zillow, said that other Zillow employees have already come forward to corroborate Kremer’s claims that she was the victim of "sexual torture" while working at Zillow.
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Zillow accused of “heinous acts of sexual harassment"

Former employee: Pervasive culture of degrading women
Ben Lane
Rachel Kremer, who was an inside sales consultant at Zillow for more than two years, is suing the company, claiming that she was "routinely and unapologetically subjected to despicable and inappropriate sexual conduct" throughout her time with the company.
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Dustin Johnson levels blockbuster claims at title attorneys

Is Nat Hardwick the fall guy?
Ben Lane
The situation surrounding the escrow account shortages discovered at LandCastle Title and the law firm of Morris Schneider Wittstadt has taken another dramatic turn, with PGA golfer Dustin Johnson filing an amended motion which accuses Mark and Rod Wittstadt of conspiring to use Nat Hardwick as a pawn and set him up to take the fall for the shortages that were discovered in the accounts of the firm and its subsidiary, LandCastle Title.
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New lawsuit alleges Dustin Johnson not Nat Hardwick’s only target

James Pritchard claims former LandCastle Title CEO stole $2 million
Ben Lane
The lawsuit, filed in Fulton County Superior Court in early October and obtained by HousingWire, alleges that Nat Hardwick, the former managing partner of the law firm of Morris Hardwick Schneider and former CEO of the firm’s subsidiary, LandCastle Title stole $2 million from James Pritchard under the auspices of investing in a holding company controlled by Hardwick.
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Top Agent Network sues Zillow alleging fraud, stolen trade secrets

TAN says Zillow stole proprietary info under ruse of investment
Trey Garrison
San Francisco-based Top Agent Network filed suit Monday in U.S District Court for the Northern District of California against Zillow, alleging theft of its proprietary trade secrets to create the highly touted “Coming Soon” feature.
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Investors Unite forges ahead with plan to end Fannie, Freddie conservatorship

Lawsuits, appeal to come even as white paper presented
Trey Garrison
The decision by retiring U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth to dismiss one of the lawsuits brought against the Department of Treasury by Perry Capital and Fairholme Funds may have set back GSE investors. But it won't stop them.
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Judge throws out Fannie and Freddie investors’ lawsuit

Decision favors Federal government
Jacob Gaffney
The decision arrives more than a year after hedge fund Perry Capital sued the Treasury Department and the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees the government-owned mortgage companies.
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BofA CFO says DOJ settlement is "important milestone"

Most legacy issues behind bank
Brena Swanson
Bank of America has put most of its legacy issues from the financial crisis behind it, according to the bank’s Chief Financial Officer Bruce Thompson.
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Morgan Stanley to pay $95M over MBS lawsuit

Accused of misleading investors during crisis
Brena Swanson
Morgan Stanley will pay $95 million to resolve reports of the bank misleading investors in mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis.
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Big banks face CDS lawsuit

Bank of America, JPMorgan, Citigroup included on list
Brena Swanson
Investors may pursue a lawsuit accusing 12 major banks of violating antitrust law by fixing prices and restraining competition in the roughly $21 trillion market for credit default.
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