The United States Supreme Court recently decided that a mortgage can be rescinded under the federal Truth in Lending Act (TILA) by simply writing a letter.
The Court held that a lawsuit is not necessary to back out of a mortgage under TILA, contrary to what the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals held. Of course, borrowers who have TILA claims may want to bring a legal proceeding in court to avail themselves of other rights they may have under TILA. But the Court held that a lawsuit is not required.
More information can be found at: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/jan/13/supreme-court-clarifies-rules-for-rescinding/
If you or someone you know needs to rescind a mortgage or file a TILA claim, the law firm of Minnillo & Jenkins may be able to assist you.