Posts Tagged ‘Robo-Signing’

And Here’s to You Mr. & Mrs. Robinson – Will Quiet Title Hold Up in California?

And Here’s to You Mr. & Mrs. Robinson – Will Quiet Title Hold Up in California?

I just want to point out that California homeowners should not be in any sort of hurry to follow in the footsteps of Robinson v. MERS. While I understand why many homeowners would describe this case in positive terms…... (Continue reading)

The Discovery of Robo-Signing – Memorable Moments from the Foreclosure Crisis

The Discovery of Robo-Signing - Memorable Moments from the Foreclosure Crisis

By now the term "robo-signing" has practically become a household word. But it wasn't always that way. Just a few years ago no one had ever heard the term before. So, where did it all begin... and... (Continue reading)

Meet Thomas Cox, Esquire. A National Hero in Foreclosure Defense

Meet Thomas Cox, Esquire. A National Hero in Foreclosure Defense

Portland Maine attorney Thomas Cox is a national hero of the foreclosure crisis. Frankly, I thought everyone already knew that, but apparently not. So, if you aren't already familiar with what Tom has done and continues to do... (Continue reading)

Hear Tom Cox Fight Foreclosure in Maine Supreme Court – Color Commentary by Max Gardner

Hear Tom Cox Fight Foreclosure in Maine Supreme Court - Color Commentary by Max Gardner

That's right, as Tom Cox fights to save his client's home from foreclosure, I ask Max Gardner to help us better understand what's going on and why... the background behind Tom's most penetrating arguments... and why it's such a specialized... (Continue reading)

When Lawyers Break the Rules… The Code of Conduct for Florida Attorneys

When Lawyers Break the Rules... The Code of Conduct for Florida Attorneys

So, what does the Florida Bar’s Rules of Professional Conduct have to say about Szymoniak’s representation of Mr. Figueroa, as viewed in light of the emails between the two, over that six month period when Szymoniak was Damian's lawyer... (Continue reading)

Some of Lynn Szymoniak’s Millions May Belong to Someone Else

Some of Lynn Szymoniak’s Millions May Belong to Someone Else

And I can say that, in my opinion, regardless of the outcome... AT BEST... Lynn Szymoniak handled the situation very, very poorly. And, AT WORST... her behavior was deceitful to the point of being unconscionable, and a total abdication... (Continue reading)

GLASKI WINS! California Court of Appeal Ruling a Landmark for Homeowners… Maybe.

GLASKI WINS!  California Court of Appeal Ruling a Landmark for Homeowners... Maybe.

So, as a result of this now published decision by California’s Court of Appeal, Mr. Glaski will now be allowed to return to state court to allege that his foreclosure was wrongful based on a challenge to the validity of... (Continue reading)

Colorado Failing… Foreclosures By Wink, Nod or Text Message

Colorado Failing... Foreclosures By Wink, Nod or Text Message

Known as the “statement of qualified holder,” it doesn’t require a lawyer to look at anything that shows the bank holds the original mortgage, but even more stunning is that it also provides lawyers with complete absolution from any wrongdoing... (Continue reading)

What Can DocX’s Brown Do for LPS, Besides Forge a Million Documents

What Can DocX’s Brown Do for LPS, Besides Forge a Million Documents

Is that what I’m to believe? She hid it from LPS. For SIX years. A million documents. And the whole time, LPS must have just thought she was great at getting the signatures she... (Continue reading)

Foreclosures Are Down? RealtyTrac VP, Daren Blomquist – The Definition of Obtuse

Foreclosures Are Down?  RealtyTrac VP, Daren Blomquist – The Definition of Obtuse

What everyone continues to overlook is the impact that foreclosures continue to have on new foreclosures. We’ve got supposed experts yammering about how we’ll have some set number of foreclosures and then we’ll be through this mess. But... (Continue reading)

Fannie’s “Decoy Assignment” a NEW Foreclosure Defense – A Mandelman Matters Podcast with Atty. Tom Cox

Tom has recently discovered a practice employed by the GSE's... Fannie and Freddie. It has to do with what we're calling "The Decoy Assignment," and it's a matter of policy. He's arguing it successfully in court.... (Continue reading)

California Homeowner in Foreclosure Wins Quiet Title – It’s a Free House!

California Homeowner in Foreclosure Wins Quiet Title – It’s a Free House!

For one thing, filing quiet title did work out well for Denise Saluto, and since I would never have predicted it happening in her case, I’m certainly not going to tell you it won’t happen again in yours, because as... (Continue reading)

DOER UPDATE: Patricia Martin v. Wells Fargo – Court Grants Injunction, Injustice on Trial Ahead

DOER UPDATE: Patricia Martin v. Wells Fargo – Court Grants Injunction, Injustice on Trial Ahead

Zanides estimates that the bank has spent a significant amount already on legal fees and now is certain to spend a whole lot more. Patricia Martin’s home is worth no more than $275,000. How can it be worth... (Continue reading)

You’ve got to give it up for the Spaniards… unless they’re bankers.

You’ve got to give it up for the Spaniards… unless they’re bankers.

Clearly, today’s news from Spain shows that when it comes to protesting, Americans have lost some of our creativity and are simply not up for it as often as we once were. Frankly, many have expressed concern about... (Continue reading)

New Jersey Supreme Court’s Guillaume decision meaningless – Should foreclosure defense rethink its strategy?

New Jersey Supreme Court's Guillaume decision meaningless - Should foreclosure defense rethink its strategy?

Why is there no effort to hold the administration and member of Congress accountable for what has clearly been their failure related to the federal government’s loan modification initiative? Why are we accepting such utter failure and holding them... (Continue reading)

It’s Gretchen Morgenson from The New York Times – A Mandelman Matters Podcast

It's Gretchen Morgenson from The New York Times - A Mandelman Matters Podcast

Lately, Gretchen has been really going strong on foreclosure-related topics... the fraudulent document scandal, the Fannie report, DocX, the AG settlement, so I thought now would be a good time to have her on a Mandelman Matters Podcast.... (Continue reading)

Arizona’s SB 1451 – Does Arizona Have the Right to Save Itself from Drowning in Underwater Loans?

Arizona's SB 1451 - Does Arizona Have the Right to Save Itself from Drowning in Underwater Loans?

Senate Bill 1451 only uses PRIVATE MONEY. There is no government money involved, no subsidies, no guarantees, and no taxes. This Program utilizes a completely different structure than any current mortgage program. It includes a cash insurance... (Continue reading)

Should State AGs Settle with Bankers? Ohio’s Former AG Marc Dann Weighs In… A Mandelman Matters Podcast

Should State AGs Settle with Bankers? Ohio's Former AG Marc Dann Weighs In... A Mandelman Matters Podcast

I decided that the best person to ask about what's going on with these positively inane negotiations would be a former State Attorney General, so I called Ohio's former AG, Marc Dann. Marc knows these people, he understands the... (Continue reading)

GUEST POST: Dear Colleagues, by Thomas A. Cox, Esq.

GUEST POST: Dear Colleagues, by Thomas A. Cox, Esq.

This letter was written today by attorney Thomas Cox of Portland Maine, and posted on several legal listservs. It was totally unexpected and more than moving. Tom is the lawyer whose work and depositions of GMAC's Jeffrey Stephan... (Continue reading)

Register of Deeds, Jeff Thigpen, Is Not Playing Around – A Mandelman Matters Podcast

Register of Deeds,  Jeff Thigpen, Is Not Playing Around - A Mandelman Matters Podcast

Well, I caught up with Jeff after receiving a "friend request" from him on Facebook... I recognized the name right away and sent him a note asking him to join me for a podcast... and he said yes, of course.... (Continue reading)

Disturbing News from Behind Closed Doors – Attorney Thomas Cox, A Mandelman Matters Podcast

Disturbing News from Behind Closed Doors - Attorney Thomas Cox, A Mandelman Matters Podcast

Tom's going to share some things that are very disturbing... things he's discovered are going on behind closed doors in the mortgage banking industry... thinks you probably haven't heard about before... things we all need to know. Don't even... (Continue reading)

HUD Investigation Shows Banks Covered Up Widespread Illegal Acts – Government offers to bring them their check and validate their parking

HUD Investigation Shows Banks Covered Up Widespread Illegal Acts - Government offers to bring them their check and validate their parking

According to Shahien’s story in HuffPo, the secret investigations were initiated in response to last year’s reports, which indicated that large lenders were improperly accelerating foreclosure proceedings… or, in other words… look who just figured out that robo-signing affidavits and... (Continue reading)

A case of major lending institutions with no respect for the law… Part of the system that destroyed the American economy

A case of major lending institutions with no respect for the law… Part of the system that destroyed the American economy

Thigpen says that a large number of national banks, including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, HSBC and others repeatedly filed documents with forged signatures illegally notarized and other false information, and not only in his Register of Deeds office, but... (Continue reading)

House Financial Services Committee: Spending $1610 to Save a Home is Too Much – Votes to Kill HAMP

House Financial Services Committee: Spending $1610 to Save a Home is Too Much – Votes to Kill HAMP

You should all hide your faces from the people who sent you to Washington… you should all be ashamed for everything you have and haven’t done. Your ignorance and insensitivity will be disdained for many years to come.... (Continue reading)


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