Maryland Court of Special Appeals: When A Foreclosure Sale Is Challenged

foreclosure (1)Noting that “in mortgage foreclosure law, as elsewhere, society’s interest in finality and repose is a weighty one,” in Devan v. Bomar the Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled against a homeowner and found that her post-sale foreclosure challenge was … Read More

Virginia Supreme Court Rejects Role of Juries in Title Insurance Bad Faith Claims

Virginia-Supreme-CourtIn a new opinion that merits review by anyone who underwrites title or defends title insurers in Virginia, a 6-1 majority of the Virginia Supreme Court held that Virginia Code sec. 38.2-209 requires that judges, not juries, make the determination … Read More

Conservation Lawsuit Revived—Whether Act Is Inconsistent With Another Law Does Not Deprive Court Of Jurisdiction

The Fourth Circuit again reversed dismissals under Rule 12(b) in Goldfarb v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, in a case regarding contamination claims brought under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 42 USC sec. 6901, et seq. The … Read More