Posts by The Jurist Law Group

Obduskey v. McCarthy: A Supreme Ruling on the Limits of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in Non-Judicial Foreclosure Proceedings

On March 20, 2019, the United States Supreme Court (“Court”), in a unanimous (9-0) decision in Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP, 586 U.S. ___ (2019), held that a business engaged in no more than non-judicial foreclosure proceedings is not a “debt collector” under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), except for the…

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A “Sweet Deal” at a High Price

As recently reported by The Oregonian on June 18th, “[a] Portland-area attorney has managed to secure a sweet deal on a four-bedroom house in Clackamas – rent set at $1,550 a month in perpetuity…The market rate for similar homes in the ‘excellent’ neighborhood is more than 50 percent higher, surpassing $2,300 per month.”  How did…

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Fake Homeowners’ Association Scams Unsuspecting Homeowners

All homeowners should take the appropriate steps to prevent this pervasive scam from hitting close to home: “Fake homeowners association files liens against Missouri homeowners.” Arm yourself with information. It’s important that homeowners become familiar with their homeowners’ association (“HOA”) which, as a representative for the homeowners within a given community, is responsible for the community’s maintenance…

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Happy Constitution Day!

Today marks the 230th anniversary of the signing of our nation’s Constitution. On September 17, 1787, thirty-nine delegates signed the Constitution of the United States.  In James Madison: Origin of the Constitutional Convention, December 1835, James Madison wrote, “there never was an assembly of men, charged with a great and arduous trust, who were more pure…

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