U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of UTA Position in Obduskey Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the UTA position in the Obduskey case, by a unanimous vote of 9-0.  In essence, trustees and law firms providing non-judicial foreclosures are not debt collectors under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The Justices ruled 9-0 in the case,...

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Housing Crisis: Critical Mass?

By Michael Belote, Esq., California Advocates, UTA California Lobbyist Like foreclosures, litigation, and much of what we deal with every day, issues in Sacramento seem to have lifecycle to them.  Sometimes issues take years to percolate and then finally achieve critical mass, such that the Legislature must take action.  Obviously...

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California State Military And Veterans Code Update

By Caren Jacobs Castle, Esq., The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation Effective January 1, 2019, Section 408 of the California Military and Veterans Code was amended.  The amendment, albeit slight, has a major effect on the foreclosure process as it applies to active duty service members in California. Prior to...

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Proposed Bill Would Allow Liens To Not Be Extinguished At Time of Trustees Sale

By Holly Chisa, HPC Advocacy, UTA Washington State Lobbyist It’s week seven of the Washington Legislative 2019 session, and it’s progressing about as we expected.  With large majorities in the Washington House and Senate, and a Governor announcing his presidential candidacy, it’s no surprise over 2000 bills have been introduced...

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Orange County Dinner Features Obduskey Case & Legislative Update

Andrew Boylan, Esq, and Matthew E. Podmenik, Esq. of McCarthy Holthus and Sonia Plesset Edwards, Esq. of Wright Finlay & Zak will present on several important issues at a dinner event on Thursday, April 11th at 6 pm at the Embassy Suites in Santa Ana, California. The dinner event will...

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UTA Welcomes Three New Members

Please welcome three new members to the United Trustees Association: – Janaya Carter, The Wolf Firm, Bellevue, WA – Erin McCartney, Zieve Brodnax & Steele, Irvine, CA – Jennifer Needs, Zieve Brodnax & Steele, Irvine, CA

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New Address For UTA

Please make note: UTA has moved its offices.  Our new address is 1405 Warner Avenue, Suite B Tustin, CA 92780 Our new phone number, effective March 30th is 714-716-4030.

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UTA Announces 2019 Officers

UTA’s Board of Directors has voted in the Association’s Officers for 2019.  They will assume their positions beginning February 1, 2019. David Dutcher of iMailTracking, based in San Diego, California will serve as the Association’s President.  The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Association, and subject to the...

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UTA Joins Industry Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Case

UTA has filed an amicus brief along with industry organizations CMBA, CMA and ATA, in the case of Obduskey v. McCarthy Holthus.  The brief summarizes why nonjudicial foreclosure should not qualify as debt collection under the FDCPA. According to the U.S. Supreme Court summary of the case: “This case presents...

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UTA Committee Chairs Appointed

UTA President David Dutcher of iMailTracking, has announced the Association’s Committee Chairs for 2019. – Cathe Cole-Sherburn of Trustee Corps will serve as the Membership Chair. – Randy Newman, Esq. of Total Lender Solutions will serve as the Education Chair. – Robert Finlay, Esq. of Wright Finlay & Zak will...

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