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Judicial Insights on Foreclosure, Loan Modification, and Bankruptcy Litigation

Location: Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, DC
Date: April 25, 2014

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Katrina Christakis moderates a discussion of recent mortgage servicing trends in state, federal and bankruptcy courts with the Honorable Elizabeth Magner (Chief Bankruptcy Judge, E.D.La.), the Honorable Warren Eginton (U.S. District Court Judge, D. Conn.), the Honorable Geroge Steeh (U.S. District Court Judge, E.D. Mich.), the Honorable Michael Kaplan (Bankruptcy Judge, D.N.J.), the Honorable Andrew Guilford (U.S. District Court Judge, C.D. Calif.) and the Honorable Robert Freedman (Alamada Co., Sup. Ct., Calif.).

Event Highlights:
This year’s event has been revamped to provided attendees with up-to-the minute insights and strategies necessary to defend against evolving claims and the new enforcement and regulatory environment. ACI’s unparalleled faculty of federal and state government officials, judges, expert in-house counsel, and leading outside counsel will provide you with strategic advice, critical insights and comprehensive updates on:

  • CFPB oversight: Post-January 10 developments, new and emerging regulatory priorities, lessons learned from recent enforcement actions, broad UDAAP standards being applied by the Bureau and what to expect going forward
  • An in-depth focus on UDAAP concerns in the residential mortgage landscape
  • Front line regulatory and enforcement insights by key governing bodies in the mortgage industry: federal and state agencies and attorneys eneral speak out on recent key developments and how to prepare for examinations and supervision in a multi-agency environment
  • The evolving fair lending landscape: responding to game changing ‘disparate impact’ claims, fair lending violations as a basis for buyback and indemnification, HMDA data nuances, and how to defend against claims of discriminatory lending including mortgage pricing and product selection, redlining, loan amount, REO, disability, reverse discrimination, maternity leave, LGBT, and beyond
  • Developments in lender-placed insurance claims, loan modification litigation in conjunction with HAMP, and impound accounts litigation
  • Other pivotal residential mortgage issues currently in play and coming down the pike from the U.S. Supreme Court: new and emerging cases and theories; the continuing impact of Dukes and progeny on certification and mortgage servicing; new settlement considerations; and using CAFA and other developments in your favor with regard to “predominance,” discovery practices as courts look to the merits, standards for removal (including removal of AG Actions), remand fights, misjoinder and stipulations limiting damages
  • Examining key state nuances and developments in hotbed jurisdictions such as California, Florida, New York, Illinois, Texas and Nevada
  • Mortgage servicing: the continued enforcement and litigation focus on loan servicing, servicer liability under FDCPA and as a debt collector, complying with new and emerging regulations, employing best practices, defending against borrower claims, and implementing effective loss mitigation strategies
  • Establishing standing and defending against claims relating to MERS, overcoming contested foreclosures and responding to borrower counterclaims and stall tactics
  • A due diligence guide to the management of third-party vendors, service providers, and mortgage brokers

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