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7th Cir. Rules Borrowers Alleged Enough for Standing, But RESPA Claim Failed at Summary Judgment Due to Lack of Damages

This subject is courtesy of Lexology author Richard Payne and Maurice Wutscher LLP. Essentially, to recover with respect to alleged RESPA violations concerning qualified written requests (QWRs) under 12 U.S.C. § 2605(e), it is insufficient for the plaintiff borrower to show that the defendant mortgage servicer/lender failed to properly respond to the borrower’s QWR without a causal connection to…

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COA: Buyers had notice property was under lease | The Indiana Lawyer

Another valuable reminder: it is always prudent to conduct some form of due diligence when considering the purchase of any real estate, regardless of the type of interest being sold. At a minimum, this should include a title search – a search of the public records – which reflects various recorded interests that affect the…