Tag Archives: Ninth Circuit

Ninth Circuit Holds Attempted Collection of Foreclosure-Related Fees Violates Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a successor mortgage servicer violated Section 533(c) of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) when it attempted to collect, or failed to remove, fees incurred in connection with a rescinded Notice of Default. In Brewster v. Sun Trust Mortgage, Inc., No. 12-56560, ___ F.3d ___ … Continue reading this entry

TILA Does Not Require a Loan Servicer to Identify the Loan’s Owner

The Ninth Circuit recently sided with a loan servicer who was sued by a borrower for failing to provide him with the loan owner’s information. In Gale v. First Franklin Loan Services et al., 686 F.3d 1055 (9th Cir. 2012), amended, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 18545 (9th Cir. Aug. 31, 2012), the Ninth Circuit held that … Continue reading this entry

Ninth Circuit Dismisses Claims Under the CCRAA

In Carvalho v. Equifax Information Services, LLC, No. 09-15030, 2010 W.L. 3239477 (9th Cir., Aug. 18, 2010), the Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s grant of summary judgment dismissing Plaintiff’s claims under the California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (“CCRAA”). The Plaintiff alleged that three credit reporting agencies, Equifax Information Services, LLC (“Equifax”), Experian Information … Continue reading this entry

Ninth Circuit Creates Split About the Meaning of the Word "Sue" as Used in the CROA

The Credit Repair Organizations Act (CROA), found at 15 U.S.C. § 1679, was enacted to ensure consumers of services of credit repair organizations are provided with the information necessary to make informed decisions regarding the purchase of such services; and to protect the public from unfair or deceptive advertising and business practices by credit repair … Continue reading this entry

Ninth Circuit Making Retroactive Application of TILA Regulations?

Pursuant to revisions to Regulation Z, effective July 1, 2010, a creditor cannot use the term “fixed” to describe an annual percentage rate (APR) “unless the creditor also specifies a time period that the rate will be fixed and the rate will not increase during that period, or if no such time period is provided, … Continue reading this entry

Ninth Circuit Interprets the FDCPA

In Donohue v. Quick Collect, Inc., Case No. 09-35183 (9th Cir. Jan. 13, 2010), the Ninth Circuit interpreted two sections of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) and held that a collections agency did not violate the FDCPA because the original payment terms between the appellant and her dental practice did not constitute a … Continue reading this entry