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Consumer Finance

District Court (Cal.) Says FDCPA Claim Not Barred by Rooker-Feldman Doctrine, But, Instead, By Collateral Estoppel

In Webb v. Midland Credit Mgmt., No. 20cv2211-MMA-WVG, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 173479, at *11-12 (S.D. Cal. Sep. 13, 2021), Judge Anello dismissed an FDCPA claim challenging the propriety upon which a state court debt judgment was obtained.  The facts…


California Appellate Tracker

L.A. Cty. Metro. Transp. Auth. v. Superior Court, No. B311725, 2021 Cal. App. LEXIS 754 (Ct. App. Sep. 13, 2021)

A 170.6 challenge can be effective though filed after the challenged judge issues a search warrant in a criminal case.  The warrant is issued on an ex parte basis and so the judge decides no contested issue of fact in issuing the warrant.  Here, the 170.6 challenge was timely because filed more than 5 days before the hearing on the…


News, Publications & Events

Webinar Event: BofA

Webinar Information Date: July 27, 2021 Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET Speakers:  Laszlo Ladi, Esq. and J. Owen Campbell, Esq. Program Summary: We have all known that the 2020 and 2021 hiatus in mortgage litigation could not last. The question is…