Monthly Archives: January 2017

Bitcoin and the IRS – The Battle Continues

Dispute is heating up over IRS’s attempts to get personal information about users of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. Last November, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) filed a petition in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. It sought the court’s permission to serve a “John Doe” summons on Coinbase, Inc., […]

The Homeowner Can Believe Everything They Read – Even if They Filed Bankruptcy

Federal appeals court gives effect to mortgage servicer’s disclaimers in monthly statements and letters and holds that homeowner is charged with carefully reading them and a basic level of understanding in what they say. Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a trial court’s ruling that granted a mortgage servicer […]

Meet the New Editor and the New Content

For nearly the last four years, my friend and colleague, R. Scott Adams, a member in Spilman’s Winston-Salem, North Carolina office, has been the editor of the Banking on This blog and its chief contributor, writing monthly on topics of interest in the mortgage and consumer banking arenas. Recently, an opportunity came to Scott to take an […]