Judges Should Not Engage in Ad Hoc Law-Making to Help Banks Skirt Legal Requirements at Homeowners’ Cost

Should our judges be skewing our laws in favor of after-the-fact relief to the “community of lenders,” as one appellate court judge put it? Yale Law Journal published an interesting comment about judicial law-making in the foreclosure context.  In discussing the context of judicial foreclosure and res judicata finality principles, the authors said: When addressing faulty foreclosures, […]

The People’s Revenge? Voting their Anger

Post-Iowa and New Hampshire, articles abound regarding populist anger.  I am particularly interested in fostering awareness of the strangling hold that a very few hold over so very many.  I would particularly like to address the way the rigged system has led us to a place where the American middle class consumer cannot obtain justice but that is […]

Freddie and Fannie Sell Your Home Loans to Vultures for Pennies on Dollar: Vultures Pick the Bones of Distressed American Homeowners

Freddie Mac Kicks Off 2016 with Largest Ever Delinquent Loan Auction article here: The transaction announced on Friday is Freddie Mac’s third bulk NPL sale worth more than $1 billion. The previous two were worth $1.1 billion each. Overall, it will be Freddie Mac’s ninth bulk Standard Pool Offering (SPO) auction since the first sale […]

The Big Short Delivers

The movie version of the Big Short exceeded my expectations.  It made mortgage-backed-securities not only interesting, but funny.  Steve Carell’s acting was genius, as was Christian Bale’s—go see it.  It’s based on Michael Lewis’s (Liar’s Poker) biopic of the people who saw the housing bubble, and shorted the market.  It nails the revolving door relationship […]