McLean, Virginia, April 2, 2009 – In February 2009, the National Association of Mortgage Brokers (NAMB) filed suit against the Federal Housing Finance Administration (FHFA) to block implementation of the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC), which will inhibit competition among mortgage originators and increase the cost of mortgages to consumers.
NAMB’s suit asserted that the HVCC constituted a "de facto" rulemaking that did not comply with the requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act (APA), which sets out the procedures a federal agency must follow when issuing a regulation.
Today, NAMB has withdrawn its lawsuit against the FHFA. NAMB invoked this strategic maneuver to assess means by which we can refute the FHFA’s claim that no court may review their decisions while the GSE's are in conservatorship. NAMB believes the FHFA's claim that there are no legal limits on the arbitrary and unilateral use of their conservatorship power is unprecedented and will prove detrimental to consumers. Read on
Posted by Brian Davis on April 02, 2009 in Home Valuation Code of Conduct, Legal Action
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