Feb 10, 2017 The Superior Court just quashed a Partition case, based on a common misunderstanding of the appellate rules. In Zablocki v. Beining, 2017 Pa. Super 32, an appeal was taken after the Court adopted the Report of a Master and Ordered the sale of the property. Both parties assumed that an appellate rule (Pa.R.A.P. […]
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February 2, 2017 The CFPB, (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) this week ordered Prospect Mortgage to pay a $3.5 million fine for improper mortgage referrals. The CFPB called it a kickback scheme. There are three reasons why the mortgage company and two real estate brokers were fined: Prospect maintained various agreements with over 100 real estate […]
WIN FOR PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS – PA SUPREME COURT LANDMARK DECISION OPENS THE DOOR FOR CHALLENGES AGAINST THE OIL/GAS INDUSTRY – By M. Bobbie Kalia, Esq., September 29, 2016 The Pennsylvania Supreme Court yesterday struck down portions of the State’s oil and gas law known as Act 13 in a landmark 4-2 ruling. This key decision […]
Everyone in the title insurance industry recognizes that title insurance licensing exam training will be a hot topic this year. The PA Title Insurance Licensing Exam will be required of many in the industry. This is driven by lenders and by the American Land Title Association’s Best Practices (http://www.alta.org/bestpractices/index.cfm ) James S. Tupitza […]
NBC 4 in Washington, DC just published an investigative report on Toll Brothers. (If only we could have trained the on-air reporter to pronounce Tupitza as “2 Pits Ah” instead of 2 pizzas!!!) Their focus was on buyers who lost their down money when they could not get a mortgage. Here is a snippet from […]