Mortgage Modification and Quiet Title Strategies

Newell v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 2012 WL 27783 (N.D.Cal 2012) The Debtors sought to set aside the foreclosure on their home and quiet title to their mortgage.  Both the bankruptcy court and the federal district court ruled against the Debtors.  The Debtors’ appear to have bought into one of the many “get your house for free legal strategies.”  You … Continue reading »

In re Blue Pine Group – Attorney Sanctions for Improper Filing

The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit (9th Circuit BAP) issued its decision in In re Blue Pine Group, — B.R. –, 2011 WL 4482127 (B.A.P. 9th Circuit 2011).  This decision affirmed the bankruptcy court’s decision imposing sanctions on Debtor’s counsel, David J. Winterton and Associates, in the amount of $109,528 for an improper corporate chapter 7 filing. This … Continue reading »