Publications

Illinois Bar Journal
Articles on Mortgages and Mortgage Foreclosure

Don’t Let Your Client Be Labeled a Predatory Lender By Mavis W. Kennedy November 2001 Article, Page 595 A review of federal and state predatory-lending laws, including new regulations from the Illinois Office of Banks and Real Estate.
High risk home loans July 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 342 On May 17, 2001, the Illinois Office of Banks and Real Estate (office) adopted a new provision to section 345 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 38 Ill Adm Code 345.
Default and foreclosure rates on conventional loans March 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 116 On December 15, 2000, the Illinois Office of Banks and Real Estate (OBRE) adopted emergency rules and amendments to sections 345, 1000, and 1050 of the Illinois Administrative Code.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath January 2001 Column, Page 10 Standard of review for fee suits; U.S. Supremes just say no to drug-sniffing dogs at checkpoints; employee claims rejected by 7CA; and more.
Mortgage guaranty insurance August 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 438 On May 30, 2000, the Illinois Department of Insurance adopted emergency amendments to section 202 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 50 Ill Adm Code 202.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath July 2000 Column, Page 378 Grandparents lose at High Court—but how much? HMOs lose in one high court, win in another; and more.
New law protects consumers from predatory lenders ; P.A. 91-698 July 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 380 Public Act 91-698, which became effective when signed on May 6, is designed to protect Illinois consumers from predatory lenders by authorizing the Department of Financial Institutions and the Office of Banks and Real Estate to promulgate rules regulatin regulating the activities of lenders they license.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath January 2000 Column, Page 10 Losing the right to a jury trial — is it malpractice?