Archive for August, 2011

Paul Ronald vs. Bank of America – Court Closes Door on Another Exotic Theory of Mortgage Liability (2011-8-30)

The trend in the courts has been to reduce the legal theories available to persons who suffered losses during the mortgage meltdown.  Traditional theories based on breach of contract, fraud, and promissory estoppel, remain viable causes of action. Yet the more exotic theories seeking to impose liability have been narrowed and often eliminated.  Such is […]

Tracing the Origin of the English Trust to the Year 1350 (2011-8-21)

Here is the clearest explanation I have found to date regarding the rise of trusts in English law.  Bear in mind that England was still a feudal system in the year 1350.  Also bear in mind that a court of law could not enforce a trust – such jurisdiction lay within the court of equity, […]