Bank of America Lawyer Alleged to Assault Others During Deposition Proceedings

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2012

According to Americans United Against Fraud, an advocacy group for home owners, in court papers filed with the California Superior Court by Plaintiffs David and Salma Merritt; Bank of America attorneys from Bryan Cave, is alleged to have assaulted Plaintiffs sister and 84 year old father before being physically “restrained and pinned to the conference table,” until the lawyer calmed down.

Americans United Against Fraud (AUAF) Executive Director Christopher Espanola, reports that papers filed on August 29, 2012, in the California Court of Appeal’s case Merritt v. Bank of America et al., H038420 (6th District), reference pleadings and evidence filed in Santa Clara Superior Court case Merritt v. Mozilo et al., 109-CV-159993, alleging that Bank of America has been receiving judicial favors from judge James Stoelker.

Court records show that on August 17, and July 17, 2012, the Merritts filed a Motion for Protective Order along with declarations of witnesses, reporter transcript and DVD footage, asking the Court for protection from further alleged abuses by Bank of America and Countrywide Home Loans.

The Merritts allege in their court filings that on July 16, 2012, they arrived at a scheduled Bank of America deposition in San Jose with their video camera, 18-month old daughter, sister, father Ronald Merritt and Home Owner Advocate Porter E. Johnson. Upon their entering the room, Bank of America’s lawyer James Goldberg of Bryan Cave, launched into cursing and verbally attacking them with profanities and “Who the hell are these people?” And as Mr. Merritt introduced them, Goldberg is alleged to have yelled, “Oh no! Every one of you have to get out!–and what’s that? [Pointing to Mr. Merritt’s camera] you’re not doing any damn videotaping here, not on your life!”

The court records further alleges that Mr. Goldberg pushed Mr. Merritt, then his sister, and began assaulting their father before “David” grabbed then pinned Goldberg to the table saying, “Look Jim! Calm down…” over and over.

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Links to documents below…

Opposition to Motion Dismiss Appeal Opposition to Motion Dismiss Appeal

8-12 MotionDismissAppeal

Request for Protective Order Request for Protective Order

Memorandum of Law for Protective Order

Witness Porter Eugene Johnson Witness Porter Eugene Johnson

Declaration of Porter E. Johnson

Judge Stoelker Denial Of Protective Order Judge Stoelker Denial Of Protective Order