It’s just an observation, but it certainly appears that foreclosure judges have been given orders to squash homeowners like a bug at the lower court level and if they can afford to appeal – maybe, just maybe, they might get some fair and balanced justice. The process so far has been highly unbalanced. Whether foreclosure judges are just not competent enough to understand the securitization, rehypothecation and securities scheme, or whether they’ve been told by higher-ups that if they don’t rule against homeowners all their pensions will be lost or the economy will crash – it’s just a bizarre and pathetic state of mind. Continue reading
This is the week to call in and discuss, air your observations, vent your frustrations and concerns of the foreclosure court judges’ actions when they are faced with tons of fraud and still rule in favor of the bank.
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The topic for the Sunday, February 8th show will be:
The Pathetic State of the Majority of Judicial Foreclosure Judge Decisions
Big banks hold great sway in Washington these days, far more than troubled homeowners do. But outside the Beltway, many people remain caught in the maw of the financial giants, which is why it is heartening when some judges step into the fray.
Consider two opinions involving Wells Fargo, a bank that enjoys a somewhat better reputation than many of its peers. On Monday, a judge in a state court in Missouri ordered Wells to pay over $3 million in punitive damages and other costs for abusing a borrower. Then, on Thursday, a judge in Federal Bankruptcy Court in suburban New York ruled on behalf of another borrower, concluding that there was substantial evidence Wells Fargo forged documents when it foreclosed on a property. Continue reading
In a stunning 30-page decision on January 28, Drain, a federal bankruptcy judge in New York’s Southern District, blasted Wells Fargo, America’s largest mortgage servicer, for false documents it used in trying to prove its right to foreclose on Westchester County resident Cynthia Carrsow Franklin’s home. Continue reading
And unless Americans are willing to face the facts and hold people (including corporations) ethically and financially accountable, we will lose the land and freedom we have fought so hard to protect. Democracy is in distress.
The question every American is asking is “when will this depressed economy start to recover?” The typical political answer is, “there is no silver bullet.” Then why do these politicians keep using the shotgun approach against homeowners?! Continue reading
“This [Federal Reserve Act] establishes the most gigantic trust on earth. When President Wilson signs this bill, the invisible government of the monetary power will be legalized….the worst legislative crime of the ages is perpetrated by this banking and currency bill.” -Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr. , 1913
Charles A.Lindbergh Sr. was the father of Hana’s beloved “Lucky Lindy” – aviator Charles Lindbergh, who is buried just outside of Hana town in Kipahulu, Hawaii. It made sense to dedicate this post to his father, a Minnesota Congressman from 1907-1917.
One hundred years later, the Congressman’s courageous statements carry the truth of the corruption in Wall Street and government and strike at the very core of our nation, as well as the world’s, economic nightmare.
Update – January 3, 2013:
The Dubin Law Firm Defense Team headed by Fred Arensmeyer worked out a loan reinstatement deal with Wells Fargo for the Phillips-Tehiva Family just before the holidays. Next time you are in Hana, stop by Braddah Hutts and have lunch with the Tehivas. Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus.
UPDATE – January 3, 2012:
Wells Fargo has agreed to stay the eviction until the hearing of Feb. 7, 2012.
On Friday December 23, 2011 at 4:00 P.M., two days before Christmas, the Phillips-Tehiva Family of Hana, Maui, Hawaii, (6 children, mom, dad and grandmother) received notification of a “criminal trespass” eviction from their home, located on property which has been in the Phillips Family for more than 100 years.
The action, taken by Wells Fargo Bank, occurred after the Phillips-Tehiva Family filed a motion on Thursday, December 22nd for a hearing to review the court’s eviction order based on fraudulent and forged documents. Continue reading
Katie Porter posted an interesting viewpoint on the Credit Slips blog this week called the The Free House Myth. A synopsis of the column points to the fact that the banks may
have bad paper now – but they’ll be back. It almost sounded like Katie had been drinking Kool-Aid with RCO when she stated in her closing line, “[T]he free house is political handwringing, not legal reality.”
Porter came under fire by no less than (my personal favorite) Adam J. Levitin, Professor of Law at Georgetown University. Professor Levitin has provided significant testimony before Congress and has dissected the Wall Street securitization scheme that collapsed our economy. Professor Levitin posted his comments to politely debunk Porter’s ‘no free house’ viewpoint…
AP Exclusive: Mortgage ‘robo-signing’ goes on
By MICHELLE CONLIN and PALLAVI GOGOI
AP Business Writers
July 19, 2011
Mortgage industry employees are still signing documents they haven’t read and using fake signatures more than eight months after big banks and mortgage companies promised to stop the illegal practices that led to a nationwide halt of home foreclosures.
County officials in at least three states say they have received thousands of mortgage documents with questionable signatures since last fall, suggesting that the practices,known collectively as “robo-signing,” remain widespread in the industry.
The documents have come from several companies that process mortgage paperwork, and have been filed on behalf of several major banks. One name, “Linda Green,” was signed almost two dozen different ways.
Lenders say they are working with regulators to fix the problem but cannot explain why it has persisted. Continue reading