Link Roundup

Lots of lawsuit links this week! A Federal judge has given the go-ahead for a couple of lawsuits against Wells Fargo, including Baltimore City’s.  As you may recall, Baltimore City had a hard time getting its act together, and their initial lawsuit was dismissed by Judge Motz.  Then another one was denied.I would say maybe […]

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What Part of “No” Do You Not Understand?

In the hopes that the third time is a charm, Charm City has sued Wells Fargo for the third time, according to the Baltimore Sun. The latest complaint, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, contains 14 new paragraphs that purport to address concerns that led Judge J. Frederick Motz to dismiss the case twice before […]

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Link Roundup: Prices, Hud, Lawsuits, and More.

Foreclosure maintenance penalties for banks and other entities who fail to maintain their foreclosed properties.  We happen to think this is a great idea. Another great idea — HUD NSP partnerships.  As long as the money doesn’t benefit slumlords, and as long as it doesn’t allow the City to acquire even more property that it […]

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Baltimore County Attorney and Real Estate Investors Face Federal Prison

As an update to the Nusbaum/Berman/Stollof tax-sale bid rigging scheme posts, we’ve learned that Harvey Busbaum, a Baltimore County attorney, has worked out a plea agreement with Federal prosecutors.  For his part in the illegal scheme, Nusbaum has agreed to a maximum term of 1-1/2 years in a Federal prison, along with an $800,000 fine.  […]

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Federal Judge Dismisses City’s Suit Against Wells Fargo

According to the Baltimore Sun, US District Court Judge J. Frederick Motz dismissed the City’s pending lawsuit against Wells Fargo, citing the City’s role in destroying inner-city neighborhoods: “The alleged connection is even more implausible when considered against the background of other factors leading to the deterioration of the inner city,” U.S. District Court Judge […]

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