Category Archives: Washington

The Many Hurdles of a Successful Usury Defense

A recent Texas state court decision highlights the many challenges a defendant may face when alleging usury as a defense to a breach of contract action. In the case, the defendant argued that the 30% interest rate the plaintiff charged pursuant to … Continue reading

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Usury Defense Adequate Grounds to Enjoin Residential Foreclosure

Davis v. Blackstone Corp., 2015 Wash. App. LEXIS 466 (Wash. Ct. App. Mar. 2, 2015) The plaintiff in this case filed an action to enjoin the nonjudicial foreclosure of residential real estate that she owned.   She requested a temporary restraining … Continue reading

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