Category Archives: Real Estate

Notice of Pendency Claim Not a Basis To Void a Foreclosure

Badrawi v. Wells Fargo Home Mortg., Inc., 2013 WL 3242078 (8th Cir. 2013). Last month, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a Mortgagee’s failure to record a Notice of Pendency of foreclosure proceedings before the first date of … Continue reading

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U.S Bank caught up in foreclosed home disrepair dilemma

The city of Los Angeles is suing Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank, accusing a U.S. Bank subsidiary of failing to maintain hundreds of foreclosed homes which have fallen into disrepair and tarnished community property values along the way.  U.S. Bank allegedly holds … Continue reading

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Update on Insurance Coverage and Appraisal Law in Minnesota; David Quade v. Secura Insurance, 2011 WL 68822 (Minn. Ct. App. Jan. 11, 2011)

The Quade opinion can be interpreted to mean that if there are any coverage issues involved with a claim, such as what caused the damage or whether the damage occurred within the policy period, the Court could require a lawsuit to resolve those issues before compelling the parties to participate in an appraisal, which is meant to be a cost-effective way of resolving disputes between insureds (i.e., homeowners) and insurance companies, without the expense of a lawsuit.
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