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At a June 27, 2005 press conference, Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD") Secretary Alfonso Jackson announced HUD's roadmap for reform of its regulations implementing the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 ("RESPA"). HUD states that it seeks to "update, simplify and...Articles
The holder in due course rule that protects assignees of mortgage loans from borrowers' claims against lenders has been restricted by federal and state legislation aimed at protecting consumers. Further erosion of the rule may arise from the judicial doctrines of imputed knowledge and sham...Articles
To keep pace with the growing problem of drug trafficking, law enforcement agencies have relied on rapid developments in technology to create and employ new search tactics. Yet one of the most effective techniques in locating contraband - the consent search - demands neither equipment nor...Articles