UTA Bill Signed By Governor

By Mike Belote, California Advocates, UTA California Lobbyist As this column is written, the California Legislature has eight days remaining in the 2017 legislative year.  After the commencement of the fall recess on September 15, Governor Brown will have 30 days to sign or veto the 800-1000 bills which will...

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Foreclosure Mediation Program Update

By Ramir (‘Rami’) Hernandez, Esq., Wright Finlay & Zak On the eve that the Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program was set to expire, the Nevada Legislature resurrected the Program on the last day of the 2017 legislative session.  The passed legislation provides that the Program will be administered through Home Means...

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Twelve Members on Ballot For Board of Directors

UTA President Cathe Cole-Sherburn and UTA Nomination Committee Chair Ben Levinson have announced that twelve members will appear on the ballot for the six seats that are up for election to the UTA Board of Directors.  Only “Regular” members have voting privileges. Terms for each of the Directorships is for...

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Work Continues in Washington State on Foreclosure Laws, and the Hirst Decision

By Holly Chisa, HPC Advocacy, UTA Washington Lobbyist First, an update on foreclosure laws in Washington. Throughout the 2017 legislative session, the UTA and other stakeholders worked together to develop legislation to address the NationStar case. The 2016 ruling prohibits financial institutions and their contractors from taking action on a...

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Meyer v. Northwest Trustee Services Ruling in Favor of Trustee Based on Estoppel

On August 29th, the 9th Circuit affirmed the District Court’s ruling in favor of Northwest Trustee (Meyer v. Northwest Trustee Services), but based on judicial estoppel, not the merits of the case regarding the foreclosure trustee’s actions.  The Meyers were estopped from bringing their claims against the foreclosure trustee because...

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Administration Chief of Nevada Housing Division To Speak At UTA Conference

Perry Faigin, the Chief of Administration for the Nevada Housing Division will join Michael Brooks, Esq., of Kolesar & Leatham to provide up to the minute rules on the Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program.  As the program’s administrator, Faigin will detail the obligations for trustees under the program at the 42nd...

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UTA To Honor Phil Adleson at Conference Luncheon

During our Monday luncheon, UTA President, Cathe Cole-Sherburn, will lead a tribute to UTA legend Phil Adleson, UTA’s beloved long-time Corporate Counsel and Past President, who passed away on March 1st, after a deeply fought battle with cancer.  Cole-Sherburn will also present the inaugural Phil Adleson Award, as well as...

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Conference Hotel Room Guarantee Deadline is October 2nd!

Please note that the hotel room guarantee deadline for the UTA’s 42nd Annual Education Conference & Trade Show is October 2nd. The conference dates are Sunday, November 5th through Tuesday, November 7th. (Sunday is the Bowling Tournament; the Poker Tournament; and the Opening Reception; the Conference Program Sessions are held...

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80s Dinner Event Features Food, Drinks, ‘Family Feud’, Costumes and Dancing

MTV, Madonna and Michael Jackson will be celebrated at our 80’s night celebration at this year’s annual dinner event, held Monday evening, November 6th at the EDGE Nightclub, located on the top floor of the Peppermill Resort during the Association’s 42nd Annual Conference. The event will feature great food, dancing...

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Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Rules and Certificate Requests Available

Several documents are available to members with respect to the revised Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program.  The website has instructions and an Excel spreadsheet used to request Certificates as well as the Foreclosure Mediation Rules. UTA held a member conference call with Perry Faigin, Chief of Administration, Housing Division of the...

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