United States District Court, E.D. California.
GENET HABTEMARIAM, Plaintiff,
VIDA CAPITAL GROUP, LLC; US MORTGAGE RESOLUTION; PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; and DOES 1 to 50, inclusive, Defendants.
February 13, 2017.
Some three years later, PNC notified Plaintiff by mail that its SDOT was discharged, apparently due to a settlement agreement PNC had reached with various agencies of the United States government. PNC effectuated that cancellation by sending a 1099-C form approved by the Internal Revenue Service for cancelling a debt. Plaintiff received the Form 1099-C on or about June 29, 2010. According to Plaintiff, because the 1099-C cancelled the amount she owed on the second mortgage, she believed it legally released her from any further obligation to pay the debt. Plaintiff accordingly reported the debt cancellation as income to the Internal Revenue Service for the 2010 calendar year.
Unbeknownst to Plaintiff, PNC never recorded a release of lien as to its SDOT, and in fact assigned its purported interest in the loan to Defendant U.S. Mortgage Resolution (“UMR”) in approximately March of 2012. UMR, who made no attempt to foreclose on the loan, then sold the SDOT to Vida sometime in 2014.
For all the foregoing reasons, Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss (ECF No. 5) is DENIED. Additionally, Plaintiff’s request for leave to amend is GRANTED. Plaintiff may file an amended complaint adding her proposed new cause of action for breach of contract not later than twenty (20) days following the date this Memorandum and Order is electronically filed. Finally, Plaintiff’s Motion for Consolidation (ECF No. 16) is GRANTED. Both this case and the unlawful detainer action (Vida Capital Group, LLC v. Genet Habtemariam, No. 2:16-cv-01836-MCE-GGH) are consolidated for all purposes, including trial. The lead case in the consolidated action shall be Habtermariam v. Vida Capitol Group, et al., Case No. 2:16-cv-01189-MCE-GGH.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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August 5, 2015
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Here’s more information that maybe you didn’t know:
It appears that a good majority of loans, at least “MERS-related”, were funneled through the GSEs and Fannie and Freddie may be the real party in interest.
More details COMING SOON in a DeadlyClear post.
The maneuvering of paper by the GSEs and the pretender lenders is akin to shoveling out a horse barn stall.
The only difference is that the horse barn has real manure.
PNC, Freddie Mac Reach $89M Mortgage Settlement
Law360, New York (December 6, 2013, 11:34 AM EST) — PNC Financial Services Group Inc. on Friday announced an $89 million settlement with Freddie Mac, making it the latest bank and the second within a week to bring to a close mortgage repurchase claims with the government-controlled firm.
PNC has previously settled with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac’s larger cousin corporation.
“The completion of these settlement agreements will resolve substantially all of PNC Bank’s outstanding and potential indemnification and repurchase obligations related to loans sold to Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae from 2000 through 2008, subject to certain exceptions which PNC does not believe are material,” PNC said in a statement.
Freddie Mac spokesman Thomas Fitzgerald declined to comment.
Friday’s settlement comes on the heels of a $404 million agreement Freddie Mac reached with Bank of America Corp. on Dec. 2 over mortgages the Charlotte-based bank sold between January 2000 and December 2009. It also follows a directive from the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae’s federal conservator, wrap up their claims against banks related to the housing bubble. [DC Ed: Here is another BofA/Countrywide $16.65 Billion dollar Settlement with the DOJ.]
The FHFA said those settlements need to be completed soon to help bring certainty to the housing market and boost its slow, post-crisis recovery. [DC Ed: Oh, sure…]
Before Monday’s settlement, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae had recovered more than $18 billion from banks in the first 10 months of 2013 alone.
In October, the FHFA reached a $5.1 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase that was included in the New York-based bank’s broader $13 billion global settlement with several federal agencies and state attorneys general.
In July, Citigroup agreed to pay $968 million to resolve repurchase claims related to 12 years’ worth of mortgages the country’s third-largest bank by assets sold to Fannie Mae.
In September, Citigroup announced that it had agreed to pay $395 million to Freddie Mac to resolve repurchase claims over some 3.7 million loans the bank had sold the mortgage giant from 2000 to 2012.
That settlement had also resolved similar claims about the representation and warranties in some 3.7 million first-lien mortgages that Citigroup’s mortgage unit CitiMortgage had sold to Fannie between 2000 and 2012, the bank had said at the time.
–Editing by Katherine Rautenberg. [READ MORE]
SEC CHARGES FORMER FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC EXECUTIVES WITH SECURITIES FRAUD
Companies Agree to Cooperate in SEC Actions READ MORE HERE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 2011 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged six former top executives of the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) with securities fraud, alleging they knew and approved of misleading statements claiming the companies had minimal holdings of higher-risk mortgage loans, including subprime loans.