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Volume 25 - Number 10

May 12, 2014

SCOTUS Agrees to Review TILA Rescission Rights

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to resolve a split among the circuit courts over a provision in the Truth in Lending Act that allows a borrower to void a mortgage loan. In reviewing the case, Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans, the SCOTUS will consider whether a borrower may file a lawsuit for rescission after TILA’s three-year repose period if the borrower sent a notice to the lender within that period. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in September upheld a lower court ruling that a borrower seeking to rescind a mortgage loan under TILA must file suit within three years of consummating the loan. Contrary to the plaintiffs’ assertion, the lower court ruled that a borrower’s...

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