MERS ACTION ALERT!!! | Oregon Fraudclosure “Fix” Postponed but Effort Appears in Jeopardy

Okay all. You need to get on the phones and send emails on this one ASAP. This can not be passed. This can not be the framework for things to come. Spread the word! Email it, facebook it, digg it, stumble it, tweet it, repost it, etc. If you live in Oregon, get over to … Read more

MERS Class Action | Schare vs Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Complaint and Exhibits

Mark B. Schare, Plaintiff vs Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Defendant ~ Another class action against MERS. It isn’t that long and well worth the read. When you read the class action you will see they are going one step further and saying the mortgages are void… Enjoy! ~ ~ Schare vs Mortgage Electronic Registration … Read more

Hawaii | Law’s Delay Halts Foreclosures

Law’s Delay Halts Foreclosures The required state dispute resolution program has not been set up, slowing many repossessions It will be several months until a key consumer-protection provision of Hawaii’s overhauled foreclosure law can be used. But there has been one immediate impact: a freeze on many new foreclosures and auctions of homes owned by occupants. … Read more

National Home Prices Hit New Low in 2011 Q1 According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

National Home Prices Hit New Low in 2011 Q1 According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices New York, May 31, 2011 – Data through March 2011, released today by Standard & Poor’s for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, show that the U.S. National Home Price Index declined by … Read more

Falling Home Prices | Gee, The Banks Are (Still) Insolvent?

The Market Ticker – Gee, The Banks Are (Still) Insolvent? My gosh, how did that get out into the media?  You wouldn’t know it from the market today…. “If we do not see a meaningful recovery in home prices by the end of the year, we may need to contemplate impairment charges on first liens … Read more

We’re # 1 | Florida the Top State for Government Corruption

Ethics reform ignored by Florida lawmakers For all the major reforms Florida lawmakers took on this year, they failed to enact stronger ethics standards for public officials despite a rash of corruption cases from South Florida to Sarasota. The inaction is even more glaring in the wake of an unusual statewide grand jury last December … Read more

Fannie and Freddie’s Regulator Opposes Making Mortgage Giants Subject to FOIA

Fannie and Freddie’s Regulator Opposes Making Mortgage Giants Subject to FOIA by Marian Wang ProPublica Government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were bailed out by taxpayers, but their regulator opposes [1] making them subject to greater transparency requirements under federal public records laws. Edward DeMarco, acting director of the companies’ now-regulator, the Federal … Read more

MERS Action Alert | Banksters Trying to Change Law to “FIX” Past and Future Foreclosure Sales with Toxic Titles

Poll: Should Oregon lawmakers give foreclosures, MERS a do-over? A federal judge this week issued a stern rebuke to big banks and the Mortgage Electronic Registration System in its handling of foreclosures and what he called a violation of a long-standing Oregon recording law. Now, the financial industry lobby wants the Oregon Legislature to amend … Read more

Matt Gardi “Deadbeat” | Key West News – HOW THE DOG ATE MY MORTGAGE ASSIGNMENT – PART 4

From the man who brought us Bankster v. Deadbeat Debate… Then part one of Untangling the Foreclosure Mystery… HOW THE DOG ATE MY MORTGAGE ASSIGNMENT… And two weeks ago, HOW THE DOG ATE MY MORTGAGE ASSIGNMENT— PART 2… Last week, Part 3 of  “How the dog ate my mortgage assignment”.  Time to start taking a look … Read more

Radio Show Saturday from 8-10 am EDT with and

We will be hosting our radio show tomorrow on WDJA 1420 from 8-10 am EDT. We are going to have some interesting updates and discuss topics emerging from the foreclosure/financial crisis. Carol will also be hosting property Law today on Sunday from 12-1 EDT. So tune in if you are local in West Palm Beach … Read more

Fight Club Attorney George Babcock | Andrew Harmon Signatures Examined by Handwriting Expert

Looks like George is at it again… You remember George right? One of our Fight Club Attorneys… It is disgusting  and  I will make sure  that whoever  violates  his property rights is knocked out of the ring. No TKO’s will be accepted. A full  fledged,  right cross to the chin of the beast. I look  … Read more

Here’s a New One | MERS Ruling Forces HUD to REFRAUDCLOSE on Mich. REO Toxic Titles

TOXIC TOXIC TOXIC TOXIC TITLES TITLES TITLES TITLES ~ That’s right folks, now we are going to get a do over once again and REFRAUDCLOSE to “allow the mortgagee to cure the title defect.” Don’t worry about all those REO’s that have already been sold… ~ MERS Ruling Forces HUD to Reforeclose on Mich. REO … Read more

Death by Foreclosure | Man Triggers Six-Hour SWAT Standoff That Ended When He Took His Own Life

  Man shoots self during standoff, police say TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) – A man facing foreclosure triggered a six-hour SWAT standoff in a northwest Tucson neighborhood Tuesday. Police said it ended when he took his own life. It started Tuesday morning when Pima County’s regional SWAT team and Marana Police were called to a home off … Read more

Press Release | Leahy Introduces Bill, Fighting Fraud in Bankruptcy Act of 2011

Leahy Introduces Bill To Fight Creditor Fraud In Bankruptcy Courts IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON (Tuesday, May 24, 2011) – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced legislation Tuesday to strengthen the tools available to U.S. bankruptcy trustees to protect American homeowners from creditor fraud in bankruptcy court. Leahy introduced the Fighting Fraud in Bankruptcy Act, with cosponsors Sheldon … Read more

Brooklyn Beatdown | Judge Schack Dismissal w/ Prejudice “Counsel for plaintiff is directed never to place such a foolish statement in a cover letter to this Court”

This is another great Schack decision.  This case is a tax foreclosure where the plaintiff decided it wanted to withdraw one of its motions.  In so doing, it sent Justice Shack a cover letter that included the stateement “THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR … Read more

Erin Collins Cullaro | Fired Assistant Attorney General to Pam Bondi Joins “Foreclosure Mill” Shapiro & Fishman

Surprised? You shouldn’t be… It has just been brought to our attention that Ms Cullaro is now gainfully employed by one of Florida’s “Foreclosure Mills” (Shapiro & Fishman) that are under investigation by her former employer, Florida’s Attorney General, Pam Bondi. What’s next? David Stern to become the chief judge of the Florida supreme court? … Read more

Knights of Columbus Targets BofA Foreclosure Actions in Knights of Columbus v. Bank of New York Mellon

  Knights of Columbus Targets BofA Foreclosure Actions in Suit Knights of Columbus, a charitable organization and an investor in mortgage-backed securities, is seeking a court order to learn more about foreclosure practices by Bank of America Corp. (BAC), the biggest U.S. bank. Bank of America, which services mortgage loans on behalf of investors, may … Read more

No Sale | Foreclosure Homes in Florida Starting to Lose their Appeal

  Foreclosure homes starting to lose their appeal, data show Sales of homes in some stage of foreclosure declined across South Florida during the first quarter, a result of the recent “robo signer” controversy and perhaps a changing sentiment among buyers, observers say. Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties posted 8,878 foreclosure sales in January, … Read more

Autopen | President Obama Robo-Signs Last-Minute Patriot Act Extension Into Law

  Obama Signs Last-Minute Patriot Act Extension Minutes before the midnight deadline Thursday, President Obama approved a four-year extension of the government’s Patriot Act powers to search records and conduct roving wiretaps in pursuit of terrorists. “I think it is an important tool for us to continue dealing with an ongoing terrorist threat,” the president … Read more

Florida Clergy, Faith Leaders Tell AG Bondi: Stop Siding with Wall Street Banks

Florida Clergy, Faith Leaders Tell AG Bondi: Stop Siding with Wall Street Banks This morning, a group of 75 clergy, faith leaders, and homeowners from five counties across Florida converged on the state Capitol in Tallahassee to hold a prayer vigil outside the office of Attorney General Pam Bondi, to urge her to stop siding … Read more