The California Supreme Court yesterday made the first significant revision to the state’s parol evidence rule since Franklin D. Roosevelt was in the White House.
In the process, the court helped the case of two property owners who claimed they were defrauded by their lender when they restructured their debt to avoid foreclosure.
WASHINGTON – The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed disinclined to allow the Securities and Exchange Commission to file an action for civil penalties nearly a decade after the alleged conduct took place.
Published: January 7, 2013
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A loan modification company, aided by an attorney, has defrauded homeowners in 10 states of thousands of dollars, according to a new lawsuit filed in California state court.
Six New York City lawyers are among 26 individuals who have been indicted for participating in an immigration fraud scheme in which hundreds of Chinese citizens allegedly filed applications for asylum containing fabricated claims of religious and political persecution.
In a reversal of course, a Pennsylvania court ruled last week that home sellers had no duty to disclose that their property was the scene of a grisly murder/suicide.
A bankruptcy judge lacked the constitutional authority to enter a final judgment in a fraudulent conveyance action against a nonclaimant to a bankruptcy estate, the 9th Circuit has ruled.
Arizona law relieved Jeff and Marissa Currier of an affirmative obligation to disclose to prospective home buyers that they had a convicted sex offender living next door.
But according to a state court of appeals, that didn’t mean that the Curriers couldn’t get themselves into legal trouble by allegedly lying when asked why they wanted to move.
A jury has awarded a Maryland father $720,000 in his lawsuit against his former wife and three other people, in which he claimed his ex-wife encouraged their 16-year-old daughter to run away and allowed her to marry rather than honor a court order granting him custody.
Maryland’s highest court has refused to impose any sanctions on a Baltimore-based lawyer whose stepmother accused him of deceit and fraud in handling the estate of his deceased father, who was a famed night club operator and real estate developer.