Articles Tagged with ''Court of Appeals''

FHFA will not defend its constitutionality in court

Acting Director Otting agrees agency is unconstitutionally structured
The Federal Housing Finance Agency revealed it will no longer defend its own structure, calling itself unconstitutional. In a filing to the fifth circuit, FHFA Acting Director Joseph Otting urged the court to dismiss the case and leave the previous judgment intact.
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Battle over CFPB leadership continues, heads to D.C. Court of Appeals

Requests expedited review of her case
The fight over leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is far from over as, once again, the case heads to court. While Trump has won every battle in the courts so far, English continues to fight back. Just two days after a judge sided with Acting Director Mulvaney, English filed another appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
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MERS wins big once more in Federal Court of Appeals

Overturns lower court ruling in suit brought by Pennsylvania county recorder
For the third time in the last few weeks, MERSCORP Holdings secured a victory in a Federal Court of Appeals, which upheld MERS’ mortgage assignment rights. This time, a Pennsylvania county recorder sued MERS, arguing that MERS owed the county million of dollars in unpaid recording fees stemming from the transfer of promissory notes as mortgage assignments.
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Federal Court of Appeals finds for MERS, again

Upholds lower court ruling on mortgage assignment authority
Just days after the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals handed a legal victory to MERSCORP Holdings, which saw its mortgage assignment authority challenged in Kentucky, MERS secured another win from the same court.
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MERS hot streak continues

Secures legal victory for second day in a row
In its ruling, the Court of Appeals cited its previous ruling, Martins v. BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P, which upheld the validity of a MERS mortgage assignment to a foreclosing entity, stating, “MERS ‘qualifies as a mortgagee’ under Texas law, and we have repeatedly upheld MERS’ assignment of mortgages to other entities.”
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