Category Archives: Foreclosure Fraud

Banks Make Mistakes, But They Don’t Learn From Them

Dateline Hernando County, FL. Either history repeats itself, or banks never learn, or perhaps it is just that they don’t care.  One or more of these scenarios is the essence of the story here. A Brooksville, Florida family recently returned … Continue reading

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The Backlash is Starting Against Mortgage Servicers

It took two years, but Servicers might just be starting to get the message.  You can’t treat your homeowners with utter disregard, and not have repercussions. A Fort Benning Soldier, David Brash, on active duty had automatic mortgage payments made … Continue reading

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Are Lenders Attorneys Calendar Challenged?

On March 9, 2011, the Second District Court of Appeals rendered its decision in Sandoro v HSBC Bank in favor of the Homeowner. Their decision is not the end of the case; they sent it back to the Trial Court … Continue reading

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The Problem with Mortgage Assignments

During the roaring 2000’s, banks were in such a hurry to create mortgages and sell them on in the secondary market that they were careless with their paperwork; particularly with mortgage assignments.  When foreclosures started coming in, many of the … Continue reading

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What’s happening in New Jersey

Six major lenders have until January 19, to show the N.J. Supreme Court why their foreclosures should not be suspended indefinitely in his state, saying that they have addressed “questionable legal practices” and arguing that such a freeze might even be … Continue reading

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The Foreclosure Fraud Scandal Just Got Harder to Ignore

The Massachusetts Supreme Court issued a major decision against the banks on the issue of foreclosure fraud on January 7, 2011. In US Trust vs. Ibanez, (which we analyzed earlier) the court ruled that the banks in the case did … Continue reading

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Judge wants answers to foreclosure document fees

By SHANNON BEHNKEN | The Tampa Tribune Published: November 18, 2010 Updated: 11/19/2010 07:41 am DADE CITY – Pasco County Circuit Judge Susan Gardner decided to take a closer look at her foreclosure cases after law firms were accused recently of … Continue reading

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Florida Bar ramps up foreclosure-related activities

By Gary Blankenship Senior Editor As Florida courts struggle with a mountain of foreclosure filings and a flood of delays caused by the banking industry’s paperwork difficulties, The Florida Bar has stepped up efforts to prevent mortgage-related fraud and to … Continue reading

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Lawmaker Questions Power to Foreclose

Lawmaker Questions Power to Foreclose By ROBBIE WHELAN Wall Street Journal Nov. 1, 2010 A Virginia lawmaker asked the state’s attorney general to launch an investigation of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, the middleman firm in millions of court filings that … Continue reading

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Distressed Homeowners Appeal to Third Circuit in Foreclosure Fraud Class Action Against Countrywide, Wells Fargo and Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg

Less than two weeks ago, an appeal was filed in the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, alleging a Philadelphia based law firm, Phelan Hallinan & Schmeig (PHS) along with Countrywide Home Loans, Inc (CW) and Wells Fargo … Continue reading

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Foreclosure Defenses, Foreclosure Fraud, The Players