Or does he REC– USE himself???

KCSG Television Reports…

Judge Clark Waddoups Rehears Arguments to Remand Cox case to State Court

(Salt Lake City, UT) – Utah District Judge Clark Waddoups reheard arguments in the Peni Cox vs ReconTrust Company matter in which the Plaintiff’s attorneys contend the court erroneously ruled it had jurisdiction and vacated the preliminary injunction issued by a state court halting Bank of American/ReconTrust foreclosures in Utah. The oral and written presentation to the court by John Christian Barlow and E. Craig Smay said the court relied upon the wrong statute that produced an erroneous conclusion of preemption. The Plaintiff’s attorneys asked the court to correct its finding and remand the case to state court.

Judge Waddoups took the matter under advisement following written and oral arguments. His decision is expected in a few days followed by the judge’s Memorandum Decision explaining the basis upon which the case is determined.

Read more: KCSG Television – Judge Clark Waddoups Rehears Arguments to Remand Cox case to State Court


ABC4.com Reports…

Conflict of Interest? ABC 4 investigates judges’ ties to Bank of America

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) – “They’re foreclosing illegally here in Utah.” Those were the words of St. George Attorney John Christian Barlow spoken in early June. Barlow at the time had appeared before a Federal Judge arguing that the banking giant, Bank of America, was foreclosing illegally in the State of Utah.

Barlow had succeeded in getting a 5th Circuit Court Judge to agree with him. As a result, the judge imposed an injunction on all Bank of America foreclosures. Weeks later, the case went before a Federal Judge where B.O.A. argued that they were regulated by federal, not state laws. Federal Judge Clark Waddoups heard the case, and threw out the injunction therefore Bank of America’s foreclosure company (ReConTrust) was allowed to foreclose once again.

After the decision, ABC4 got a tip about the case and started digging. Our tipster said that Judge Waddoups may have a conflict of interest in hearing the B.O.A. cases. Why? Because Judge Waddoups’ old law firm represents Bank of America.

We checked into Waddoups background. and found that the Federal Judge did work for Parr, Brown, Gee & Loveless for nearly 30 years. ABC 4 also found that Waddoups, as of 2008, drew a pension from the law firm.

Read more: http://www.abc4.com/

What tangled webs we weave…