Archive for June, 2013

By June 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Q-Law Blog’s Take on Brandrup, Niday

One of Phil Querin’s former clients once described him to me as Oregon’s “King of Real Estate Law”. That was before I started working with Phil at Davis Wright Tremaine years ago. Phil is a friend, a colleague, and a damned good lawyer. He is also the person who convinced me that the budding foreclosure […]

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By June 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

OSB Consumer Law Section Launches New Blog

The Oregon State Bar’s Consumer Law Section has launched a new, modern-looking website with valuable information for both consumer advocates and consumers. The site will feature posts on new court opinions and consumer law in the news written by Oregon consumer attorneys for Oregon consumer attorneys. The site will also feature links to valuable resources. […]

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Breaking Down Brandrup: A First Look At The Oregon Supreme Court’s Landmark Decision on MERS
By June 16, 2013 11 Comments Read More →

Breaking Down Brandrup: A First Look At The Oregon Supreme Court’s Landmark Decision on MERS

The Oregon Supreme Court recently published anxiously-awaited opinions in two MERS cases: Brandrup v. ReconTrust Company, N.A. and Niday v. GMAC Mortgage, LLC. Since that day attorneys have been poring over every jot and tittle looking for confirmation, meaning, instruction, loopholes, and more. In short, attorneys have been busy trying to figure out how to […]

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By June 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Revamped Foreclosure Mediation Program Goes Live August 4

On June 3, Governor John Kitzhaber signed SB 558 into law. SB 558 closes the loophole that allowed lenders to avoid mediation with a borrower facing foreclosure if the lender intended to foreclose judicially. The new law also streamlines the process and incorporates lessons learned during the first year of operation, recommendations from stakeholders, and […]

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Oregon Supreme Court’s Decision in Niday To Be Announced Thursday June 6

Niday-watchers, be on alert! Tomorrow the Oregon Supreme Court will issue its hotly anticipated opinions in Niday v. GMAC and Brandrup v. ReconTrust. The court has been asked to decide whether MERS can be the trustee of a trust deed under Oregon law and whether assignments between MERS members must be recorded prior to commencing […]

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