In this webinar, Sam Garcia, Founder and Publisher of Mortgage Daily, will lead a discussion with attorneys from Ballard Spahr’s Mortgage Banking Group about the record-setting numbers in all areas of residential mortgage litigation. 

We’ll focus on the litigation index for the final quarter of 2011, which showed that the mortgage industry is still in the throes of a large—and increasing—volume of litigation. We’ll explore the forces that led to this surge in the data, including the publicity of high-profile government lawsuits and settlements, and polish off our crystal ball to offer an educated guess about whether these numbers will remain high, or increase even further, in the near term.  

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Foreclosure-related cases and the forces at work that motivate borrowers and government agencies to sue
  • Criminal charges for "robo-signing" and the lingering possibility of more criminal charges after the multistate settlement
  • The focus on fair lending and discrimination claims by CFPB, the Justice Department, and HUD
  • Claims based on the alphabet soup" of regulatory compliance laws
  • Recording fee- and title-related cases, and whether MERS can continue its winning streak
  • Unfair, deceptive, and abusive act or practice claims

program

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET | Webinar

host

Sam Garcia, Founder and Publisher, Mortgage Daily

moderator

Michael S. Waldron, Practice Leader, Mortgage Banking Group 

panelists

Alan S. Kaplinsky, Practice Leader, Consumer Financial Services Group
Martin C. Bryce, Jr., Partner, Mortgage Banking Group
Anthony C. Kaye, Partner, Mortgage Banking Group
Daniel J.T. McKenna, Associate, Mortgage Banking Group
Daniel J. Tobin, Partner, Mortgage Banking Group
Christopher J. Willis, Partner, Mortgage Banking Group