Why Foreclosing Securitized Trust Plaintiffs Cannot Prove Entitlement To Foreclose

(December 12, 2017, Hawaii) The Foreclosure Hour TODAY at 3 pm (HST) / (5 pm EST) will discuss one of Hawaii’s latest FORECLOSURE APPEAL cases, HSBC Bank USA v. Yamashita, where after a pro-bank decision in the lower circuit court was overturned on appeal.

The Hawaii ICA noted, “[T]he [Hawaii] supreme court then expressed that “[a] foreclosing plaintiff’s burden to prove entitlement to enforce the note overlaps with the requirements of standing in foreclosure actions as ‘standing is concerned with whether the parties have the right to bring suit.'” Continue reading

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IN 2015, SIX OF THE SEVEN LARGEST HAMP SERVICERS WRONGFULLY TERMINATED HOMEOWNERS OUT OF HAMP

SIGTARP QUARTERLY REPORT TO CONGRESS I JANUARY 27, 2016

SIGTARP’s concerns over servicer misconduct contributing to homeowner redefaults in HAMP have been borne out. Treasury’s findings in its on-site visits to the largest seven mortgage servicers in HAMP over the most recent four quarters show disturbing and what should be unacceptable results, as 6 of 7 of the mortgage servicers had wrongfully terminated homeowners who were in “good standing” out of HAMP.

These staggering findings clearly show that servicer misconduct is contributing to some homeowners falling out of HAMP. Homeowners were wrongly terminated from HAMP by their servicer despite making timely mortgage payments, putting them at risk of losing their home. These homeowners were forced out of HAMP through no fault of their own. Mortgage servicers did not give these homeowners a fair shot. As these instances were found through sampling, Treasury does not know how many other homeowners were also wrongfully forced out of HAMP. Continue reading

“The Court has absolutely no confidence in any of Green Tree’s financial documents.”

If you are wondering why Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (GSEs) are slithering through the swamp looking for a path to release them from the bondage of Conservatorship, let this Plaintiff GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, amended to DITECH FINANCIAL, LLC case begin to open your eyes to the corruption racket behind scenes since 2008.

Illegal actions aren’t limited to just Green Tree. These are standard business practices among the banks, known – and it appears generally accepted by, the GSEs. Continue reading

American Nightmare – The Plight of GSE Investors and American Homeowners

By Sydney Sullivan

This will be one of several posts on the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Your thoughts and your owns stories are welcome in the comments section.

Nearly a decade ago, in September 2008, US Treasury Chief Hank Paulson unveiled his historic government takeover of twin mortgage buyers, putting the government in charge of the mortgage giants and the $5 trillion in home loans they back. The plan eliminated the top executives which were out and replaced with Wall Street titans.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on the financial collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, their takeover by the federal government and their role in the financial crisis. The video below is a 4 hour review of a planned response to the crisis in the housing and mortgage markets at the time of the economic meltdown and crash of 2008.

The titans that replaced Freddie CEO Richard Syron and Fannie CEO Daniel Mudd  were two Wall Street finance veterans and were charged with restoring the mortgage magnates to health. Herb Allison formerly served as president of Merrill Lynch was Continue reading

Special Seventh Year Anniversary of The Foreclosure Hour, Sunday October 22, 2017 – 3 PM HST

Wells Fargo Bank v. Erum — When Is a “Notice of Default” a Notice of Default and When Is It Not?

Nationstar Mortgage v. Akepa Properties — When Is a Foreclosing Plaintiff’s “Lack of Standing” a Jurisdictional Defect and When Is It Not?
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For too long most of our courts have cavalierly discriminated against homeowners by consciously or otherwise going out of their way to protect foreclosing plaintiffs, applying legal doctrines against mortgagors differently than in other areas of the law. Continue reading

UNMASKING FANNIE MAE: It Appears Fannie’s Role in Foreclosures May Be Linked to Obamacare Funding Scheme

By Sydney Sullivan

In May 2017, US Secretary of Treasury, Steve Mnuchin, confirmed GSE Sweeps May Have Funded ObamacareThe meaning of this significant confirmation went virtually unnoticed by homeowners, their attorneys, and lawmakers for several reasons. The top of the list is the mainstream media suppression.

No matter what side of the political aisle you stand on, if you are a homeowner in or facing foreclosure – or if you lost your home since 2008, or are an investor in the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSE), Fannie and the Treasury Continue reading

Why Homeowners Should Be Allowed To Use a Writ of Mandamus Against a Foreclosure Judge Ruling Contrary to State Court Appellate Precedent

SUNDAY’S THE FORECLOSURE HOUR
SUNDAYS: 3 PM (HST) / 6 PM (PST) / 9 PM (EST). CLICK HERE TO LISTEN.

Why Homeowners Should Be Allowed To Use a Writ of Mandamus Against a Foreclosure Judge Ruling Contrary to State Court Appellate Precedent.

One of the most important and well-recognized responsibilities of an appellate court is to effectively supervise lower courts in order to foster not only correctness and uniformity in judicial decision making but also adherence to its appellate opinions.

Historically there were two distinct means of achieving such effective supervision, notices of appeal and mandamus writ petitions, the latter a much quicker appellate procedure, yet more recently appellate review has become favored over mandamus review for numerous institutional reasons. Continue reading

Ten Most Important Ways of Surviving Foreclosure Summary Judgment Proceedings

SUNDAY’S THE FORECLOSURE HOUR
SUNDAYS: 3 PM (HST) / 6 PM (PST) / 9 PM (EST). CLICK HERE TO LISTEN.

Foreclosure Workshop #30: An Updated Working Checklist of the Ten Most Important Ways of Surviving the Rule Ritual in Foreclosure Summary Judgment Proceedings

Those of our listeners who have heard our last few shows, now posted on our website, understand for the first time the way in which the Rule Ritual has disadvantaged American Homeowners by fostering an erroneous approach to legal reasoning historically causing the misapplication of foreclosure rules, particularly in summary judgment proceedings, the most important event in any foreclosure case.

On this Sunday’s radio show we will turn the tables on the Rule Ritual and explain how you can ironically take advantage of the Rule Ritual to actually defeat a foreclosure summary judgment by using ten important defenses in rebuttal to the vast majority of those foreclosure judges still merely concerned with whether or not you have paid your mortgage. Continue reading

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

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