A Foreclosure Fill in the blank story…
Just add you most favorite foreclosure words where applicable…
More Judges Fighting “Sweetheart Deals” Between _______________ And _________________
___________ has been called many things: a maverick, a ___________, a hero, and acerbic. As a judge on cases involving ____________, his rulings have often been described as blunt and sometimes wry. When asked if he’s anti-___________, he once suggested that some prosecutors fear he is pro-____________.
You can describe the ____________ Judge many ways, but there’s one adjective that’s been taken off the table: alone.
_________ has garnered public attention in the past year for taking a stand against ____________________ between _______________ and ______________. It all started with a case against Bank of America for misleading ____________ about _______________. That was ___________ after ___________ initially refused to sign off on _____________. He did so begrudgingly, referring to the final offering as “half-baked justice.”
Now, two more judges have started to call out bank __________ that don’t appear to serve the public interest. They seem to share _________ sharp judgment — and tongue.
“Why would I find this fair and reasonable?” asked ____________, killing a deal that ___________ had struck with ___________ this month. She added that she was “baffled” and accused the parties of expecting a “rubber stamp” on the ______________________________.
The same week, ________________ signed off on a _________________. But he didn’t seem happy about it.
“You don’t believe the _______________ has put on the kid gloves here?”
____________ denied it, but ____________ described their offering as a “sweetheart deal” and suggested that the public might see it as ____________. None of the ____________ faced punishment, just the _______________ — and ultimately _____________.
The Wall Street Journal notes that these cases _________________________:
The common thread of _______________ seems to be a request for “more serious sanctions against _________________,” said Robert Heim, a former _______________. “Right now, it’s numbers negotiated between __________________. Judges are concerned the penalties are too small” and that _______________ are burned twice, first by the wrongdoing and second by the ____________.
Think of the alleged _______________ of the last decade: _______________, ________________, ___________________, _________________l, ____________________, ________________, and ____________________–the list goes on.
None of those individuals were convicted.
That pattern has been a big concern for the three judges, who the New York Times points out were all ___________________. The Times noted the frustration of ____________ in the ____________ case, after asking _______________, “You agree there must have been some human being who violated U.S. laws?”
He proceeded to ask that same question in a dozen different ways, growing increasingly exasperated with the answers, until he finally interrupted the _______________ to ask, “Can I just share a thought with you?”
“You know what?” he asked. “If other banks saw that ______________ was being rough and tough with banks and requiring______________ to stand before federal judges and enter pleas of guilty, that might be a powerful deterrent to this type of conduct.”
If putting a_____________l on trial would please the court, it may happen soon in _________ chambers. That’s a location Bank of America has been trying to avoid since last year’s ruling. Now, two of the company’s former executives, ex-CEO Kenneth Lewis and ex-CFO Joe Price, are facing fraud charges connected to their personal involvement in ________________. This time, _______________ pressing charges but ______________________. Defense lawyers are asking for __________________.
But baring a dismissal from __________, an individual _______________ could finally have his own day in court.
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