Chancery Track Launches New Certified Upper Court Judgment Lien Search Platform

Chancery Track has launched a new service to provide Upper Court Judgment searches for the State of New Jersey. Below are the details of what’s included in our new Upper Court Judgment Search: Judgment Lien Search An Upper Court Judgment Search is a judgment lien search in New Jersey that consists of a Certified Search…


Foreclosures Decrease 15 Percent Nationwide In Q1 2019

There were a total of 161,875 U.S. properties with a foreclosure filing during the first quarter of 2019, down 23 percent from the previous quarter and down 15 percent from a year ago to the lowest level since Q1 2008. There were also a total of 58,550 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings in March 2019,…


New Legislation to Fight Foreclosures in New Jersey

Legislation from the bipartisan foreclosure bill package sponsored by Senators Steven Oroho, Troy Singleton, and Dawn Marie Addiego, which would tackle the surge in foreclosures and streamline the pending cases, has passed the New Jersey Senate. The impetus of these bills stems from the report which was released in May of 2017 by Chief Justice…


Lawmakers Focus on New Jersey Foreclosure Rate – Still Highest in US

New Jersey’s foreclosure situation isn’t the acute crisis it once was, though its rate remains the highest in United States. With that backdrop, state lawmakers are beginning to consider a 10-bill package addressing the issue, resulting from a 2017 report by a special committee convened by Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner. In addition to…


What to do when you have a Patriot Act Search Match.

If you are calling about a wire transfer or other “live” transaction: Step 1. Is the “hit” or “match” against OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list, one of its other sanctions lists, or targeted countries, or is it “hitting” for some other reason (i.e., “Control List” or “PEP,” “CIA,” “Non-Cooperative Countries and Territories,” “Canadian Consolidated…


“Standing to Foreclose” – Has it Become a Moot Point?

Standing today is a leading issue in contested mortgage foreclosures, and New Jersey courts are using the ‘Mitchell’ standard to limit mortgagors’ standing defenses. The crux of the problem is that ‘Mitchell’ is based on a mistake. New Jersey courts are now using the dictum espoused in Deutsche Bank Nat. Trust Co. v. Mitchell, 422…