Remember when John O’Brien was attacked by the MA Real Estate Bar Association?

REBA is not aware of any circumstance where the grantor bank has attempted to disavow the validity of an assignment or discharge because of a robosignature nor do we expect that such an attempt would be successful.

And…

In conclusion, we find no persuasive argument that robosigned documents are forgeries.  Lacking the intent to defraud, they are more than likely being signed with authority of the named signatory.  Were they found to be forgeries, there is no legal support for a register to reject a document based on a good faith belief that a document may cloud title.

And then came the intimidation, blame and the threats…

By suggesting, without adequate support, that the registries are full of fraudulent and defective documents, clouding thousands of titles, YOU are adding to the public’s confusion and hesitancy to re-enter the real estate market.  YOU are also giving unwarranted support and hope to parties in foreclosure by suggesting that a robosigned assignment in their chain of title may prevent the foreclosure.  At the moment, to the best of our knowledge conveyancing attorneys and title examiners in Massachusetts are not treating robosigned documents as defective.

The association plans to seek the support of the attorney general’s office and the land court in requesting that you retract your current practice of refusing to record said documents.  We ask that you cease this practice immediately.

Then REBA sent a letter to Attorney General Martha Coakley…

“MERS operated smoothly and without debate for most of the first decade of its existence. The numerous issues such as predatory lending, robo-signing, and poor record keeping should not impact the validity of the MERS System, which has been a benefit to both the title professional and consumers.” – Edward M. Bloom, Esq. REBA President

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Or, in other words, Jeffrey Dahmer’sfirst decade of existence” was by all accounts normal, but he grew increasingly withdrawn and uncommunicative between the ages of 10 and 15. “The numerous issues such as” his murders, that were particularly gruesome, involving rape, child molestation, dismemberment, necrophilia and cannibalism “should not impact” the societal value of Mr. Dahmer, which has been a benefit to both the fields of academic study into serial killer behavior and  criminal psychology.

Well, John responded to them on Aug 30th and has not heard back so he wrote another letter…

As you know I wrote you to you on August 30,2011 responding to your letter of August 8, 2011. I had asked that you forward my response to the REBA membership and post it on your web page. To date, I do not believe that you have done either…

John’s full letter to REBA is below…

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4closureFraud.org

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Letter to REBA’s President Edward M. Bloom

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