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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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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UTA Welcomes Three New Members

Please welcome the following new members to UTA: Larry Folks, Esq., Folks Hess Kass, PLLC, Phoenix, AZ Joseph Hirschy, Del Toro Loan Servicing, Chula Vista, CA Nathan Smith, Esq., Malcolm Cisneros, Irvine, CA  

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