Joe Yenouskas

Joe Yenouskas

Joe Yenouskas, a partner in Goodwin's Financial Industry and Consumer Financial Services Litigation practices, focuses on general civil litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts, with a particular emphasis on defending financial institutions and mortgage lenders in complex consumer class action lawsuits. Yenouskas has litigated cases arising under TILA, RESPA, FDCPA, FCRA and FHA, state and federal unfair and deceptive practice statutes, and common law. He has handled lawsuits on origination, servicing, payoff and foreclosure practices, including yield spread premiums, cancellation of private mortgage, predatory lending practices, escrow account withholding, and reconveyance and payoff fees.

ARTICLES

  • Connecticut Supreme Court upholds new fee on lending industry

    Will other states follow suit?
    After the financial crisis, many counties sued MERS to force MERS members to record future security interest assignments and recover fees they claimed were "lost" because MERS members stopped recording assignments. Connecticut, however, tried a different tack to recover these alleged "lost" fees and won, locking in a "game-changing" victory. Two expert attorneys explain the decision and its possible impact in other states.
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