Brooklyn Beatdown – Hon. Arthur M. Schack – Foreclosure Judgement and Sale Vacated, Case Dismissed WITH Prejudice

Hon. Arthur M. Schack does it again! JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. v George 2010 NY Slip Op 50786(U) Decided on May 4, 2010 Supreme Court, Kings County Schack, J. Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431. This opinion is uncorrected and will not be published in the … Read more


I have been an attorney for over 25 years.  I have been practicing foreclosure defense law for two years or more.  I am just as passionate about protecting the rights of the homeowner today as I was when I started.  I have often asked myself why.  The answer is here. Congress acted to break the … Read more

Fair Game – Freddie Mac’s Loss is Ignored in Washington

Fair Game Ignoring the Elephant in the Bailout By GRETCHEN MORGENSON Published: May 7, 2010 IF you blinked, you might have missed the ugly first-quarter report last week from Freddie Mac, the mortgage finance giant that, along with its sister Fannie Mae, soldiers on as one of the financial world’s biggest wards of the state. … Read more

60 Minutes examines epidemic of homeowners who walk away from underwater homes

A million Americans who could afford to pay their mortgages on homes “underwater” walked away instead. It’s the “in thing” one tells Morley Safer in a report to be broadcast this Sunday, May 9, at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Play CBS Video Video Excerpt: Walking Away From Your Mortgage (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) (CBS) Chris Deaner could … Read more

Judge Awards Home to Woman After Mortgage Records Lost

Photo credit: Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile | The house at 517 Pinebrook Ct. in West Hempstead, which a judge awarded to Corliss Gittens, free of any liens and mortgages because nobody opposed the action. (May 6, 2010) A Lakeview woman got an early birthday present when a Nassau County State Supreme Court Justice awarded … Read more