BAM!!! | First Amendment Foundation Takes on Akerman Senterfitt, & Smith, Hiatt, Diaz Case v ABBY G. LOPEZ RE Purging Leaked LPS Email, Closing the Courtroom

Motion to Intervene from the First Amendment Foundation below.

For complete background on this epic landmark case see here…
(be sure to get background at link if you already haven’t)

If you know the details, check out our latest update below.

Told you all we had a big surprise coming on this case.

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FIRST AMENDMENT FOUNDATION

336 E. College Avenue, Suite 101 Tallahassee, FL 32301-1554

(800) 337-3518 or (850) 222-3518

 

PRESS RELEASE

First Amendment Foundation Opposes Motion to Purge in Lopez Foreclosure Litigation

07 June 2012

The First Amendment Foundation has moved to intervene in the case of HSBC Bank USA v. Abby Lopez for the limited purpose of opposing closure of judicial records and proceedings.

Scripps Media, Inc. and the Sun-Sentinel Publishing Company have joined FAF in the motion which was filed yesterday in the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court in Palm Beach County. The FAF is opposing a motion by HSBC to purge email correspondence filed with the court eight months ago that shows confusion over who actually owns the mortgage that is the subject of the Lopez foreclosure proceeding. HSBC filed a Motion to Purge the emails claiming attorney/client privilege and at a scheduled hearing last week, an attorney for the plaintiff asked the judge to close the courtroom so the motion could be argued in private. The judge refused, and HSBC subsequently filed a Motion for In Camera Inspection and Hearing on the Motion to Purge.

There has been considerable public interest in questionable foreclosure practices throughout the state. The court record at issue here has itself been the subject of public debate and discussion. The FAF advocates for open court proceedings and is concerned about the attempt to purge information from a public court file. The FAF also seeks to ensure that proceedings concerning this issue are also conducted in open court.

There has been some press and blog coverage of this issue, and the documents HSBC seeks to purge have been posted on the internet:

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/real-estate/foreclosure-case-on-despite-glitch-confusion/nPKPm/

http://4closurefraud.org/2012/04/24/lender-processing-services-lps-internal-email-accidentally-leaked-in-a-fraudclosure-case/

Deanna Shullman of Thomas & LoCicero is representing FAF, Scripps Media, and the Sun-Sentinel.

The First Amendment Foundation, based in Tallahassee, is a private, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that acts as an advocate for the public’s right to oversee its government through application of Florida’s open government laws.

For additional information, please contact Barbara Petersen at 800/337-3518.

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Good luck on “purging” this Akerman…

See ya at the hearing…

Motion to Intervene from the First Amendment Foundation and accompanying documents below…

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4closureFraud.org

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Motion to Intervene from the First Amendment Foundation

Akerman Motion to Close the Court

LPS Internal Emails Pg 1 – Foreclosed in Wrong Party Name

LPS Internal Emails Pg 2 – Foreclosed in Wrong Party Name

Lopez Affidavit

Comments
3 Responses to “BAM!!! | First Amendment Foundation Takes on Akerman Senterfitt, & Smith, Hiatt, Diaz Case v ABBY G. LOPEZ RE Purging Leaked LPS Email, Closing the Courtroom”
  1. To Tell The Truth says:

    Well, it will work…I did suggested a counter motion to be filed against the motion…never knew there was such a group..they should become more involved in the due process issues being denied the homeowners.

  2. Lisa says:

    Long time listener, first time caller ;-)

    Just wanted to chime in here. I think we’re doing ourselves a disservice to keep talking about these “leaked LPS emails,” and trying to make this case out like it’s another one of the ones where LPS has done something wrong.

    If we’re trying to build a body of evidence against these guys, then we really shouldn’t be muddying the waters like this.

    Because, if I’m reading this right, none of this has anything at all to do with LPS. HSBC, sure. SH&D (as the litigatory arm), sure. But not LPS, even if we’d like that to be so.

  3. tee says:

    One for the good guys ! and Bock…..your a pathetic piece of work…..

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