Active-Duty Soldier Not Subject To Foreclosure, 9th Circ. Says

Law360, Los Angeles (February 7, 2014, 8:27 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Friday defined how courts should apply a federal law to foreclosure proceedings brought against soldiers on active duty, finding that fees levied on a Marine lieutenant colonel while he was overseas were illegal.

The three-judge panel overturned a district court ruling that sided with SunTrust Banks Inc. and Nationstar Mortgage Inc. for trying to collect the fees they charged Christopher Ayden Brewster for defaulting on his mortgage while he was on active duty in the military, according to Friday’s ruling. The decision...
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