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Christopher R. Whittingham

Christopher Whittingham’s Legal Cases

5 total

  • Jane Doe v. New Bedford Housing Authority

    Practice Area:
    Landlord & Tenant
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1995
    Outcome:
    Upheld by the Supreme Judicial Court of MA
    Description:
    Established right to security of tenants in public housing projects.
  • New Bedford Housing Authority v. Olan

    Practice Area:
    Landlord & Tenant
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2002
    Outcome:
    Right to jury trial in nuisance evictions held by Supreme Judicial Court
    Description:
    Established tenants' right to a jury trial in the Housing Court
  • Custody of Zia50 Mass.App.Ct. 237, 736 N.E.2d 449 (2000);

    Practice Area:
    Child Custody
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2001
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Court decided that a certain statute did not establish a presumption of custody in favor of either parent when one of the parents had custody pending trial.
  • Custody of Odette

    Practice Area:
    Child Custody
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2003
    Outcome:
    Client retained custody
    Description:
    Appeals Court reinforced the standards for a court awarding joint custody.
  • MacKenzie v. Flagstar Bank, 738 F.3d 486 (US Ct App. 1sr Cir. 2013)

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Dec 30, 2013
    Outcome:
    No borrowers' right to enforce HAMP
    Description:
    Mortgage Borrowers could not assert 3rd part beneficiary status under the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) agreement between lender and the US Treasury Dept. , even where it was alleged that the lender had violated the HAMP guidelines. HAMP required lenders to consider borrowers for loan modifications and offer other foreclosure services under the Federal HAMP guidelines.