Jackson It was my kind of headline in the Times, “Right to Lawyer Can be Empty Promise to the Poor.” I was ready to agree whether I read the article or not, they “had me from hello.”
Inarguably this is not a new problem. In criminal matters even with the Gideon decision ostensibly giving indigents the [...]
New Orleans Yesterday a brief look at the new National Mortgage Settlement (NMS) and the results of the Independent Foreclosure Review (IFR) indicated that the latest reports, just like the earlier reports, indicate that the Obama Administration continues to get snookered at every brush with the big banks and Wall Street as it continues to [...]
one woman protest against New Century
New Orleans On the eve of the subprime meltdown in 2007 in Orange County, I met with a co-founder and the new CEO, general counsel, and some of the board members of the high flying mortgage player, New Century, along with several ACORN leaders from California, and ACORN’s national [...]
New Orleans The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its outline of new mortgage lending rules that will take effect in 2014. The new rules are interesting, though in some ways not reassuring.
After years of arguing with big banks and subprime houses that “affordability” had to be the key test regardless of all of [...]