Foreclosure attorney violated rules by having others sign his name

Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun A Hunt Valley attorney who admitted to having his employees sign his name to foreclosure documents was found by a Baltimore County judge to have violated three of Maryland’s rules of professional conduct for lawyers, according to court records. Thomas P. Dore engaged in behavior that was “prejudicial to the administration of justice” by “routinely […]

Maryland had highest rate of new foreclosure filings in U.S.

Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun The rate of new foreclosure filings in Maryland far exceeded any other state’s this spring, a spike caused in large part by the national robo-signing legal settlement that unleashed a flood of new cases. Almost 20 in every 1,000 home loans in Maryland — twice the national average — were […]

Maryland Appellate Decision Makes It Easier for Lenders To Foreclose

Saul Ewing LLP Summary An appellate court in Maryland recently handed down a decision that makes it easier for a creditor holding a promissory note, secured by a deed of trust and with gaps in its chain of title, to foreclose. Last week, the Court of Appeals of Maryland rejected a borrower in foreclosure’s argument […]

Ghetto Loans

MFI-Miami Featured In BBC Doc About Wells Fargo Ghetto Loans

BBC Crew Travels Around Baltimore Researching Wells Fargo Ghetto Loans This is a piece the BBC broadcast two years ago. It tells the story of how Wells Fargo preyed on African-Americans in Baltimore. Wells Fargo sold them high cost “Ghetto Loans. Yet, Wells Fargo underwriters knew these homeowners could qualify for better programs. One of […]

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