CREDIT SLIPS: $45 MILLION FOR STAY VIOLATIONS

“The mirage of promised mortgage modification lured the plaintiff debtors into a kafkaesque nightmare of stay-violating foreclosure and unlawful detainer, tardy foreclosure rescission kept secret for months, home looted while the debtors were dispossessed, emotional distress, lost income, apparent heart attack, suicide attempt, and post-traumatic stress disorder, for all of which Bank of America disclaims responsibility.”  All too familiar.

$45 Million for Stay Violations posted by Alan White

How much in punitive damages is enough to punish unlawful conduct and deter its repetition? $45 million was one bankruptcy court’s opinion, in the case of a wrongful home foreclosure and eviction in knowing violation of the automatic stay.

The court described the plaintiff-debtors’ treatment by defendant Bank of America as Kafkaesque, and found their deeply emotional testimony (one of them attempted suicide during the ordeal) completely credible, awarding more than $1 million in actual damages for the loss of housing and emotional distress. The court also noted that Bank of America had repeatedly settled cases with federal and state regulators for hundreds of millions, and even billions, of dollars, in recognition of serious and repeated compliance failures, including some related directly Continue reading

THE ROBINSON CASE HAS BEEN DOCKETED IN THE U. S. SUPREME COURT!

Hopefully Justice Gorsuch will be in place by the time this is reviewed and heard because he is a “Rule of Law” judge.

This is where the Does 1-100 come in…

Case: 16-16566, 02/16/2017, ID: 10322275, DktEntry: 24-1, Page 2 of 43
CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
[Fed. R. App. 26.1]
Pursuant to Fed. R. App. P. 26.1, defendant and appellee states:
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. is owned by Maroon Holding, LLC. Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. is the only publicly-held corporation that individually owns 10% or more of Maroon Holding, LLC.

Intercontinental Exchange is parent company for NYSE
https://www.law360.com/articles/631428/ex-manager-says-nyse-fired-him-for-daily-show-interview

Same address as MERS:
MAROON HOLDING, LLC
1818 LIBRARY ST STE 300
RESTON, VA 20190
• Additional Entity Source(s):
o Corporate Filings – Secretary of State
• Location of Incorporation:
o DELAWARE
• Registered Agent:
o SHARON M HORSTKAMP – remember her? CLICK HERE
• Filing Date:
7/19/2016
• Filing Number:
T066305

CLICK HERE for copy of the Disclosure Statement.

And check this out:  ICE TO ACQUIRE MAJORITY EQUITY INTEREST IN MERS AND BUILD UPDATED MORTGAGE REGISTRY INFRASTRUCTURE

And look here:  NYSE FINALIZES ACQUISITION OF NATIONAL STOCK EXCHANGE

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BREAKING NEWS —

The case of Daniel and Darla Robinson has now been docketed with the United States Supreme Court, Docket #16-1127.

The 66-page Writ of Certiorari can be viewed here: 1. Petition for Writ (re USCA9 Case No. 15-55347)

The key question presented here is:

Whether Respondent, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., which is identified in most mortgages and deeds of trust as a “beneficiary” or “nominee” of the lender, possesses an interest in a borrower’s property sufficient to establish Article III standing.

To date, MERS nor its parent, MERSCORP, which is also “MERS” according to Rule 1 § 1 of its own 2009 Membership Rules, has confused courts all over the country and the author of this post is encouraging everyone to contact their attorney or institution of higher learning to facilitate support for this Writ in the form of an amicus brief in support of the nation’s…

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Why Do Lower Court Foreclosure Judges Appear to be So Dense?

SUNDAY’S THE FORECLOSURE HOUR
SUNDAYS: 3 PM (HST) / 5 PM (PST) / 8 PM (EST). CLICK HERE TO LISTEN.

The Rule Ritual: Revealing for the First Time the Centuries Long Hidden Linguistic Origin of Rule Enterprise Reasoning Misleading Today’s Foreclosure Courts

The Foreclosure Hour this Sunday turns attention away from individual cases to share with listeners some original basic research.

We will for the first time anywhere reveal new insight into the foreclosure crisis by challenging the basic philosophy behind the traditional legal reasoning of American Courts and hence of the entire legal profession.

On this Sunday’s live show we will explore the deep-seated, heretofore unseen semantic causes of the foreclosure crisis and the even Continue reading

The Habitat for Humanity Scam – Disguised as a charity.

This ought to infuriate just about everyone… How much have we all in construction DONATED to Habitat for Humanity?! Well, let me shed some light on costs to build affordable housing, especially when there is so much labor donated. Separate the materials from the labor and materials will run about $36 -$42 psf on the high side. Full on licensed labor is usually less than $65 psf. Even if nothing is donated an entire affordable home would cost less than $100 psf. The larger the floor plan the less per square foot – it decreases.

What I found astounding, but not surprising is that Habitat for Humanity is in bed with Fannie Mae, of course… never miss a nickel or a chance to land grab, huh?

Community Organizations Through partnerships at the community level, Fannie Mae is able to meet the needs of families in a far more direct and impactful way. We work with established organizations in communities across the country to prevent foreclosure, revitalize neighborhoods, address homelessness, and much more. For example, in 2011 we partnered with HomeFree-USA, local community and elected officials, and area mortgage servicers to open a Mortgage Help Center in Prince George’s County, MD, to help struggling homeowners in the Washington, DC area. (Read more about Fannie Mae Mortgage Help Centers on page 19 of this report.) Also, as a result of our long-standing partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Fannie Mae employee volunteers built and refurbished homes and properties in particularly hard-hit communities. See A Report on Fannie Mae’s Mission Activities

These guys would securitize their mothers! How horrendous is it to target the poor and then overcharge them for their fictitiously free home – and then have the kahunas to foreclose on these folks?!  Look in your land records office – these crooks even did 80/20 loans – and for someone who cannot afford a home any other way – that sure stinks like intent to tilt the homeowners right on into foreclosure.

Every state in the nation ought to sue the Habitat for Humanity organization, audit their books, follow the money and throw them out of the state! Deceptive advertising is the least of this – targeting the poor for the profits of securitization is morally corrupt;  nah, worse than that – morally and mentally bankrupt.

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It’s been a awhile since i posted anything, mainly because I was busy and as real life has a habit of doing, forces you to deal with it.  While I was dealing with life, I had spoken with a neighbor who asked that I sit in with a group of neighbors on the street to hear their story.   The people involved are homeowners who received their homes via Habitat for Humanity.

I’ve always thought of Habitat for Humanity as a good charity who helps people get a home, that they otherwise wouldn’t get.  And that was as a far I as I saw it.   I never went through the process they have, and didn’t dig much into how they operate. I assumed like most that this charity was good and my thoughts never went past that.

So I went and sat with the ten families on my street who…

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Exposing “The Great Deception” Hiding Who Is Really Foreclosing on American Homeowners

Sunday’s THE FORECLOSURE HOUR
Sundays: 3 pm (HST) / 5 pm (PST) / 8 pm (EST). Click HERE to listen.

Foreclosure Hour Workshop #28: Bank of America v. Reyes-Toledo
An Important Starting Point for Exposing “The Great Deception” Hiding Who Is Really Foreclosing on American Homeowners

evidence-900x550Hawaii has now joined Connecticut, Florida, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Vermont as the result of another recent landmark foreclosure-related decision of the Hawaii Supreme Court, the most comprehensive of its kind yet, adopting the principle that a foreclosing plaintiff has the evidentiary burden to establish its right to enforce a promissory note at the time it commenced its action.

While it might seem to be just common sense proving you own a debt before bringing a collection lawsuit, the right to challenge the ownership of promissory notes in foreclosure Continue reading

Sometimes You Have to Dig Deeper to Connect the Dots and Get to The Real Truth. Maybe PNC Never Really “Owned” the Loans?

United States District Court, E.D. California.
GENET HABTEMARIAM, Plaintiff,
v.
VIDA CAPITAL GROUP, LLC; US MORTGAGE RESOLUTION; PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; and DOES 1 to 50, inclusive, Defendants.

No. 2:16-cv-01189-MCE-GGH.
February 13, 2017.

pncSome 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 Continue reading

Baltimore Whistleblower Teacher Says ‘All Systems Down’ in City Schools

Expect a lot of this. $3.4 TRILLION of pension funds nationwide gambled away on Wall Street. Investigations need to be launched against finance directors, state & federal government legislators and former administrations and union leaders. Get to the bottom of why these investments were made. Pension funds must be invested in TRIPLE A and LIQUID investments – (non- traditional) mortgages (MBS) are not liquid unless forced into default… school loans (ARS) are certainly not a secure investment and credit cards (ABS) have a history of failure… and we know the TRIPLE A ratings were rigged. Oust the bad guys – including politicians that promoted the derivative investments.

See -Maryland $50 billion in unfunded state and local retirement benefits, study says: http://marylandreporter.com/2013/10/30/50-billion-in-unfunded-state-and-local-retirement-benefits-study-says/

See also: City pension officials spend nearly $100,000 on trips: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-pension-travel-20150318-story.html#page=1

Check you state’s pension fund disaster: http://www.pensiontsunami.com/public.php

 

 

Justice League

Longtime educator gives an inside view of deplorable conditions and poor learning environment as city officials prepare to layoff nearly 1000 employees to address budget deficit crisis.

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Are Good Foreclosure Defense Attorneys an Endangered Species?

Rebroadcast of THE FORECLOSURE HOUR 12/27/15 National Radio Show

knowledgeA year ago The Foreclosure Hour explained why homeowners nationwide were having such great difficulty finding a knowledgeable foreclosure defense attorney and suggested ways of remedying the problem.

Yet, if anything, as those presently facing foreclosure well know, rather than becoming easier, it is actually even more difficult anywhere to find knowledgeable foreclosure defense counsel. Continue reading

Break up the Big Banks and Hold Wall Street Accountable for Their Risky Investments

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We must create a banking system that works for every American—not just Wall Street CEOs—and enact and strengthen reforms that will protect our economy from another massive collapse. Tulsi is a cosponsor of legislation such as the Return to Prudent Banking Act (H.R.381) and the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act (H.R.3711) to help protect Americans from big banks’ roll of the financial dice. To help ensure the financial stability of our nation, Tulsi is continuing to fight against dangerous behavior on Wall Street where investors take big risks on the backs of American taxpayers. She has urged criminal investigations of Wall Street executives who take money from American taxpayers, such as what recently happened with Wells Fargo, the nation’s largest “too big to fail” bank.

“I will always fight against the schemes of Wall Street to make risky investments on the backs of American taxpayers.” -Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff

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ej-fraudNot a moment too soon, Princeton University Press has just released Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff by historian & Duke University Vice Provost Ed Balleisen. (Some readers might be familiar with his earlier book on bankruptcy in Antibellum America).

As I learned when reviewing an earlier draft, Fraud is meticulously researched and completely fascinating, with plenty of careful attention to law and regulatory structures. The book’s other virtues are well encapsulated by Kirkus:

Balleisen casts a gimlet eye on the passing parade of hucksters and charlatans, peppering a narrative long on theory with juicy asides that build toward a comprehensive catalog of ‘Old Swindles in New Jargon’. . . . Ranging among the disciplines of history, economics, and psychology, Balleisen constructs a sturdy narrative of the many ways in which we have fallen prey to the swindler, and continue to do so, as well as of how American society and its institutions have tried to build protections against the con. But these protections eventually run up against accusations of violating ‘longstanding principles of due process,’ since the bigger the con, the more lawyers arrayed behind it.Kirkus Continue reading