Framingham real estate attorney Richard Vetstein recently
represented a family who had bought a house out of foreclosure
about a year ago, then invested in excess of $100,000 in
improvements to the property with the intention of selling it to
their daughter. Before they could complete the sale, a title issue
came up and put the transaction on hold.
The glitch was the downstream result of a controversial land
court decision in the US Bank v. Ibanez foreclosure case,
which will soon be heard by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial
Court. The land court ruled that the foreclosure of the Ibanez
property was invalid because US Bank did not have an assignment at
the time of the foreclosure.
The UMass Dartmouth School of Law is now the state's first and
only public law school, the result of a decision by the board of
trustees of the 28-year-old Southern New England School of Law to
relinquish that school's assets to the UMass system.
The move garnered the support of legal aid organizations across
the state - and attracted critics who questioned the need for a
public law school in difficult economic times when big firms were
laying off associates.
Led by MBA Past President Edward W. McIntyre, the Massa-chusetts
Bar Association Nominating Committee has issued its report for the
2010-11 nominations for MBA officers and regional delegates.
The committee was composed of McIntyre, MBA Past President
Warren F. Fitzgerald, Mary Jo Kennedy, Christopher A. Kenney,
Margaret D. Xifaras, Gina Y. Walcott and MBA Past President David
W. White Jr.