Author Archives: Samira Patel

Landmark Foreclosure Victory Gives Homeowners New Hope

Learn how homeowner, Thomas Glaski, overcame an “insurmountable legal mountain” in California, “giving thousands of homeowners in foreclosure a legal basis to form a defense against wrongful foreclosure practices”.

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Another Unfair Foreclosure Blocked Using HBOR

The article covers the story of Elias Lopez, who took his case to court to fight the breach of his loan modification agreement with Wells Fargo and used the Homeowner Bill of Rights to stop dual-tracking on his home.

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July 2013 Foreclosure Newsletter Covers Litigation Under Homeowner Bill of Rights, Recent Cases

July 2013 Newsletter [PDF] Note: this article has been updated since its publication in this newsletter. Go here to access the latest version of the article. Litigating Under the California Homeowner Bill of Rights In July 2012, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Homeowner Bill of Rights (HBOR).[1] This landmark legislation was created to combat the foreclosure crisis […]

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HBOR Training Materials Posted

If you missed the “New Homeowner Protections Under HBOR” Webinar on June 20, you can access the materials here. To access the recording of the webinar, click here.

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Sacramento Homeowner Uses HBOR to Save His Home

In Sese v. Wells Fargo Bank, Plaintiff Danilo Sese received a preliminary injunction to stop Wells Fargo from foreclosing his home. Case documents in Sese v. Wells Fargo Bank (Sacramento Super. Ct.): Sese Complaint Sese TRO Application Sese TRO Order Sese Motion for Preliminary Injunction Sese Preliminary Injunction Order Sese Motion for Attorneys Fees

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HBOR Collaborative Submits Amicus Curiae Brief

The Homeowner Bill of Rights Collaborative have jointly submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of the petitioner in Erlach v. Sierra Asset Servicing LLC, in an appeal brought before the 6th Appellate District Court of California. The Collaborative has submitted the brief to ensure that the tenant’s rights are protected under the Protecting Tenants at […]

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HBOR “Representing Tenants” Training Materials Posted

If you missed the “Representing Tenants in Post-Foreclosure Unlawful Detainers” Webinar yesterday, you can access the materials here.

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Sacramento Bee Covers Another Case In Which California Homeowner Uses HBOR to Stop Dual-Tracking

The article covers the story of Lauren Amrine, who is using the California Homeowner Bill of Rights (HBOR) to fight against dual-tracking in a short sale.

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Deutsche Bank Settles with City of Los Angeles Over “Slumlord” Claims

Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) reached a settlement with the city of Los Angeles to resolve a lawsuit claiming the bank acted like a “slumlord” and let foreclosed homes in low-income neighborhoods fall into disrepair. Read full article.

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Homeowners Use HBOR to Enforce New Rights in Courts

Since the passing of the California Homeowner Bill of Rights (HBOR) in January 2013, homeowners have continued to use HBOR to stop foreclosures. Courts are vigorously enforcing the new rights enumerated in HBOR by putting foreclosure sales on hold. In addition to the Singh case we discussed earlier this month, the following are three other cases in which homeowners have pursued court action, […]

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