A Busy Week for the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic

On October 11, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in the clinic’c case Freeman v. Quicken Loans, Inc., which presents the question whether the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act’s prohibition against charging unearned fees applies only to kickbacks, or also where the entity making the loan simply pockets the fraudulent charge. Clinic instructor Kevin Russell is lead counsel, and clinic students Emily Curran, Alex Aronson, Craig Lavoie and Ted Kider will now work on drafting our opening brief in the case.

On the same day, clinic co-director Jeffrey Fisher argued Greene v. Fisher before the Court and, on the following day, instructor Tom Goldstein argued Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders – altogether a busy week for the clinic!