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Mortgage Lawsuits News | Mortgage Litigation Index
Mortgage industry lawsuit news and mortgage litigation coverage. Stories about legal settlements, judgments and mortgage class actions.


Foreclosure Lawsuits
First-Quarter 2012 Mortgage Litigation Index

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Servicer-related litigation, foreclosure lawsuits and cases against foreclosure rescue services.

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Plaintiff
Court
Amount
Overview
Case Title
Case Number
Date Filed Date of Activity Link to Story
1st Fidelity Loan Servicing LLC Doris Ruiz Court of Appeals of Minnesota na Foreclosure overturned on appeal. Doris Ruiz, Appellant, v. 1st Fidelity Loan Servicing, LLC, Respondent A11-1081 na 3/12/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosures041812.asp
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Bella Homes LLC, Mark Stephen Diamond, Daniel David Delpiano, Michael Terrell, David Delpiano and Laura C. Tabrizipour State of Colorado, United States of America U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado na Consent judgment filed. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and STATE OF COLORADO, ex rel. John W. Suthers, Attorney General, Plaintiffs, v. BELLA HOMES, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, MARK STEPHEN DIAMOND, an individual, DANIEL DAVID DELPIANO, an individual, MICHAEL TERRELL, an individual, and DAVID DELPIANO, an individual, Defendants, LAURA C. TABRIZIPOUR, an individual, Relief-Defendant 1:12-cv-00390-JLK-MEH 2/14/2012 3/20/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms032812.asp
Lender Processing Services Inc., DOCX LLC and LPS Default Solutions State of Nevada District Court Clark County, Nevada na Motion to dismiss filed. State of Nevada, Plaintiff, vs. Lender Processing Services Inc., Fidelity National Information Service Inc., LPS Default Solutions Inc. DOCX LLC, Does I-XX, Defendants A-11-653289-B 12/15/2011 1/31/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosures020312.asp
MGD Management LLC, CRS Marketing LLC State of Florida Broward Country Circuit Court na Temporary injunction and limited asset freeze obtained. na na na 1/5/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms011612.asp
na State of Florida na na State barred from issuing subpoeanas. na na na February www.mortgagedaily.com/MctForeclosuresFl080512.asp
Nationwide Title Clearing State of Illinois Illinois Circuit Court, Cook County, Chancery Division na Complaint filed. Illinois v. Nationwide Title Clearing Inc. 12CH03602 2/2/2012 2/2/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosures020312.asp
Property Solutions of N.J., PSRE Holding Co., Edward Toledo, Raymond Vega New Jersey Attorney General Hudson County State Superior Court $469,500 Final order granting judgment. na na na 2/23/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms032812.asp
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Steven J. Baum P.C., Pillar Processing LLC, Steven J. Baum, Brian Kumiega State of New York na $4,000,000 Settlement reached over illegal robo-signing practices. na na na 3/22/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureAttorneys032812.asp
U.S. Homeowners Relief, Inc., Waypoint Law Group, Inc., American Lending Review, Inc., New Life Solutions, Inc., D.G.C. Consulting, LLC, DLD Consulting, LLC, Samuel Paul Bain, Macie Mejeco Bain, Aminullah Sarpas, Damon Grant Carriger Federal Trade Commission U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Southern Division $3,890,000 Judgment imposed. Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff, v. U.S. Homeowners Relief, Inc., Waypoint Law Group, Inc., American Lending Review, Inc., New Life Solutions, Inc., D.G.C. Consulting, LLC, DLD Consulting, LLC, Samuel Paul Bain, Macie Mejeco Bain, Aminullah Sarpas, and Damon Grant Carriger, Defendants SACV10-01452 JST (PJWx) 9/27/2010 2/13/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms062512.asp
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SYLVIA T. FICCO BAC HOME LOAN SERVICING, L.P. The Appellate Division Superior Court of New Jersey, Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, General Equity, Morris County na Appeal argued. BAC HOME LOAN SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. SYLVIA T. FICCO, Defendant-Respondent DOCKET NO. A-4756-10T4, Docket No. F-24872-08 na 1/31/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LawsuitBoaMod062212.asp
U.S. Mortgage Funding Inc., Debt Remedy Partners Inc., Lower My Debts.com LLC, David Mahler, James Lachs, John Incandela, Jr. and Louis Gendason Federal Trade Commission U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida $19,000,000 Plaintiff obtained judgment against defendants. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION, Plaintiff, vs. U.S. MORTGAGE FUNDING, INC., a Florida corporation, et al., Defendants Case No. 9:11-cv-80155-JIC, FTC File No. 102 3146 2/7/2011 2/2/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms032812.asp
U.S. Bank, N.A. Barbara Kimmick District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fourth District na Foreclosure reversed on appeal. BARBARA KIMMICK a/k/a BARBARA WALDON KIMMICK, Appellant, v. U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Trustee for the GSAA Home Equity Trust 2007-7 Asset Backed Certificates, Series 2007-7; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, Appellees 4D10-4158 na 1/18/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosures020312.asp
Andrew Ramsey and Precision Real Estate Group LLC PHH Mortgage Corp. Court of Appeals of Ohio, Tenth District, Franklin County na Appeals court reversed and remanded case because the trial court committed error when it granted summary judgment because defendant presented evidence of genuine issues of material fact to be litigated which preclude granting summary judgment. PHH Mortgage Corporation fka Cendent Mortgage Corporation dba Coldwell Banker Mortgage, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Andrew Ramsey et al., Defendants-Appellants 11AP-559 na 2/21/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosures041812.asp
Andrze J. Madura and Anna Dolinska-Madura BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING L.P. U.S. District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division na Plaintiff's motion to strike jury demand granted. ANDRZE J. MADURA and ANNA DOLINSKA-MADURA, Plaintiffs, v. BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING L.P., ET AL., Defendants 8:11-cv-2511-T-33TBM na 2/22/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresFL041812.asp
ARUP DAS, Defendant-Appellant, MRS. ARUP DAS, DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST CO. JPMC SPECIALTY MORTGAGE, L.L.C. Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division na Motion to vacate default denied. JPMC SPECIALTY MORTGAGE, L.L.C., Plaintiff-Respondent, ARUP DAS, Defendant-Appellant, and MRS. ARUP DAS, HIS WIFE, DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR ARGENT SECURITIES, INC., ASSET-BACK PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-M1, UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED JUNE 1, 2006, Defendants A-3030-10T4 na 3/1/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresNJ041812.asp
Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and Ally Financial multiple state attorneys general na $25,000,000,000 Consent judgments filed. na na na 3/12/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/MctForeclosuresHudOig031312.asp
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Doris Ruiz Fidelity Loan Servicing Court of Appeals of Minnesota na Appeals court reversed and remanded case due to genuine issues of material fact regarding appellant's unlawful-eviction claim. Doris Ruiz, Appellant, v. 1st Fidelity Loan Servicing, LLC, Respondent A11-1081 na 3/12/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosures041812.asp
Emmett and Debra Jackson Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Supreme Court of Alabama na Appeals court reversed a breach-of-contract claim disposed of by the trial court and remanded. Emmett Jackson and Debra Jackson, v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and U.S. Bank, National Association, as trustee for Structured Asset Securities Corporation Trust 2005-WF-3 1100594 na 2/17/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosures041812.asp
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation Jefferson De Souza District Court of Appeal of Florida, Third District na Appeals court overturned an order to vacate in favor of appellee. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Appellant, v. Jefferson De Souza, Appellee 3D10-3153 na 3/14/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresFL041812.asp
Julia Feltus U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District na Foreclosure overturned on appeal. JULIA FELTUS, Appellant, v. U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as TRUSTEE of MASTR ADJUSTABLE RATE MORTGAGES TRUST 2007-3, Appellee 2D10-3727 na 1/27/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosures020312.asp
Maryse Guillaume and Emilio Guillaume US Bank National Association Essex County and Statewide na Ruling that NJ Fair Foreclosure Act not violated. A-11-11 US Bank National Association, etc. v. Maryse Guillaume and Emilio Guillaume, et al 68176 11/30/2011 2/27/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresNJ041812.asp
na na U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland na Court ruledthat claims by borrowers related to alleged robo-signing in mortgage foreclosures must be raised in the original foreclosure action and not in a subsequent lawsuit for damags. na na na Q1 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosures020312.asp
Ricky Carey, Rhonda Carey CitiFinancial Mortgage Co. Inc. Court of Civil Appeals of Oklahoma na Oral summary judgment reversed by new judge and deicision issued. CITIFINANCIAL MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., Plaintiff/Appellee, v. RICKY L. CAREY, RHLONDA G. CAREY, JOHN DOE and MRS. JOHN DOE, as occupants of the premises, Defendants/Appellants 109595 na 2/10/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosures061812.asp
Robert Bagley, Marsha Bagley Sutton Funding LLC Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division na Foreclosure overturned on appeal. SUTTON FUNDING, LLC, Plaintiff-Respondent, v. ROBERT BAGLEY and MARSHA BAGLEY, H/W, Defendants-Appellants A-0462-10T2 na 2/29/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresNJ041812.asp
Stearns Bank, N.A. Dennis B. Baker District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District na Reversed a default judgment in favor of defendant because Stearns didn't sufficiently show that it perfected substituted service. DENNIS B. BAKER, individually, and as Trustee of the Bradford Baker Revocable Trust Agreement, Appellant, v. STEARNS BANK, N.A., Appellee 2D11-2986 na 3/23/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresFL041812.asp
ALEXANDER T.J. CUPO, Defendant-Appellant, MRS. ALEXANDER T.J. CUPO, WIFE OF ALEXANDER T.J. CUPO AND CITIBANK SOUTH DAKOTA N.A. BANK OF NEW YORK Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division na Chancery division's decision to deny his motion to vacate a default judgment in favor of Bank of New York reversed on appeal. BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-23, Plaintiff-Respondent, v. ALEXANDER T.J. CUPO, Defendant-Appellant, MRS. ALEXANDER T.J. CUPO, WIFE OF ALEXANDER T.J. CUPO AND CITIBANK SOUTH DAKOTA N.A., Defendants A-1212-10T2 na 2/28/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresNJ041812.asp
Abraham and Sally Schwartz Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eighth District, Cuyahoga County na Appeals court affirmed that plaintiff maintained its lien priority because a thorough search of public records would have turned up the bank's lien. WELLS FARGO BANK, PLAINTIFF-APPELLEE, v. ABRAHAM SCHWARTZ, ET AL., DEFENDANTS-APPELLANTS 96641 na 3/8/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle031712.asp
AmTrust Mortgage Corp., CitiMortgage Inc., McCurdy & Candler LLC, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. Hugh B. Brown Jr. Superior Court of DeKalb County, State of Georgia na Ruling that GA law doesn't preclude security deed holder from proceeding with foreclosure sale if it does not possess promissory note. Hugh B. Brown Jr., Plaintiff, v. AmTrust Mortgage Corp., CitiMortgage Inc., McCurdy & Candler LLC, and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., Defendants 11-CV-2077-6 na 3/26/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle052912.asp
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Aurora Loan Services Edwin Pascua Caraang and Edna Gorospe Caraang U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii Court dismissed challenges to MERS' validity. EDWIN PASCUA CARAANG and EDNA GOROSPE CARAANG, Plaintiffs, vs. AURORA LOAN SERVICES LLC; LEHMAN BROTHERS BANK, FSH; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC.; CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION; and DOES 1-50 inclusive, Defendants 11-00319 LEK-RLP 10/12/2011 1/27/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle031712.asp
BAC Home Loans Servicing Robert and Amer Volkes Supreme Court of the State of Nevada na Court rejected challenges to the MERS system in assigning deeds of trust and affirmed lower court rulings. Robert Volkes; and Amber Volkes, Appellants, vs. BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP, F/K/A Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP, Respondent 57304 na 2/24/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle031712.asp
Bank of America White U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon na MERS role affirmed. White v. Bank of America 3:11-cv-01209-ST na 4/2/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle052912.asp
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Bank of New York Mellon Trust Joshua R. Dow New Hampshire Superior Court na Court affirmed MERS' role as mortgagee and ruled that MERS has the authority to both hold and assign its interest in mortgages under New Hampshire law. Joshua R. Dow V. Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co 218-2011-CV-1297 10/18/2011 2/7/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle031712.asp
Bank of New York, MERS, et al Vermont Trotter Supreme Court of the State of Idaho na Court affirmed the trial court's ruling that the trustee appointed by MERS was entitled to foreclose by non-judicial process and held that a trustee may foreclose on a deed of trust if the trustee complies with the requirements contained in Idaho's Deed of Trust Act.  VERMONT TROTTER, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, f/k/a BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEES FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-28CB MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES 2005-28CB; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Defendants-Respondents 38022 na 1/25/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle031712.asp
Boone The Bank of New York Mellon District Court of the Third Judicial District for the State of Idaho na Favorable rulings for MERS. The Bank of New York Mellon v. Boone CV-2011-1201 na 3/15/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle052912.asp
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Chase Home Finance LLC Juan Luis Gurrero, Patricia Guerrero District Court of Appeal of Florida, Third District na Reversed a final judgment of foreclosures against plaintiffs. The court said it couldn't agree that the burden of re-establishing a lost note and mortgage was met. Juan Luis Guerrero and Patricia Guerrero, Appellants, v. Chase Home Finance, LLC., Appellee 3D11-1404 na 3/21/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresFL041812.asp
Chase Home Finance LLC, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, DEBORAH MCLAUGHLIN U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan na Class action rejected MERS system affirmed. JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, and DEBORAH MCLAUGHLIN, Plaintiffs, Hon. Lawrence P. Zatkoff v. CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, and MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., Defendants 2:11-cv-11012 na 3/23/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle052912.asp
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CitiMortgage Parsons District Court of the Seventh Judicial District of the State of Idaho na Favorable rulings for MERS. Parsons v. CitiMortgage CV-2011-2138 na 3/15/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle052912.asp
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Collins Macomb County Sheriff  U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan na Class action rejected MERS system affirmed. Collins v. Macomb County Sheriff 2:11-cv-12999-PJD-LJM na 3/23/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle052912.asp
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Cory L. Richardson, ERNESTINE RICHARDSON, ARGENT MORTGAGE COMPANY LLC, CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES INC. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Supreme Court of Oklahoma na Decision reversed and case remanded. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, Plaintiff/Appellee, v. CORY L. RICHARDSON, Defendant/Appellant, and ERNESTINE RICHARDSON A/K/A ERNESTINE V. RICHARDSON, JOHN DOE, JANE DOE, ARGENT MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC, CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., Defendants 109999 na 2/28/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosures041812.asp
Countrywide Bank Bacon U.S. District Court na Federal judge adopts magistrate judge's report and recommendation of dismissal. Bacon v. Countrywide na na 3/15/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle052912.asp
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Daniel K. Kamakau Federal National Mortgage Association U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii na Court dismissed challenges to MERS' validity. FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff/Counterclaim Defendant vs. DANIEL K. KAMAKAU; JOHN DOES 1-50; JANE DOES 1-50; DOE PARTNERSHIPS 1-50; DOE CORPORATIONS 1-50; AND DOE GOVERNMENTAL UNITS 1-50, Defendant, Counterclaim Plaintiff 11-00475 JMS/BMK 8/2/11 2/23/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle031712.asp
Deutsche Bank Chris and Lana Somers Fifth Judicial District, County of Clackamas, Oregon na Court dismissed with prejudice an amended wrongful foreclosure complaint. Chris and Lana Somers v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, et al.; Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, et al. v. Chris Somers, et al CV11020133; FE110027 na 1/9/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle031712.asp
Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Dilcia Osorto District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fourth District na Appeals court found that the trial court granted summary judgment prematurely where there were outstanding discovery requests. Reversed decision and remanded case. DILCIA OSORTO, Appellant, v. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, as Trustee for Natixis 2007-HE2, Appellee 4D10-3631 na 3/28/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresFL041812.asp
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Rosario Meza-Lopez, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon na MERS role affirmed. Rosario Meza-Lopez, Plaintiffs, v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for American Home Mortgage Assets Trust 2007-3, Mortgage-Backed Pass-Through Certificates Services 2007-2 Assignee, et al., Defendants 3:11-cv-00891-HU na 2/13/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle052912.asp
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Dion T. Louis Aurora Loan Services LLC Court of Appeals of Ohio, Sixth District, Lucas County na The appeals court reversed the decision and remanded the case "because a genuine issue of material fact exists as to whether Aurora is a real party in interest." Aurora Loan Services, LLC, Appellee, v. Dion T. Louis, et al., Appellant L-10-1289 na 2/3/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosures041812.asp
Eleazar Salazar U.S. Bank National Association U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California na Judge confirms MERS role. U.S. Bank National Association, Appellant, v. Eleazar Salazar, Appellee 3:11-cv-00907-L-BLM (Bankruptcy No. 10-17456-MM13) 3/15/2012 3/15/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle052912.asp
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Fannie Mae Crowden U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon na Wrongful foreclosure action dismissed. Crowden v. Fannie Mae na na Q1 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosures020312.asp
Federal National Mortgage Association Eaton Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court na Order issued requesting the counsel for both parties to present briefings on what impact a ruling requiring a servicer to possess both a promissory note and mortgage in order to foreclose  Eaton v. Federal National Mortgage Association na na January www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosures020312.asp
George Rodgers, Caroline Rodgers Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. District Court of Appeal of Florida, Third District na The judgment to dismiss was reversed and a new trial was ordered. The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A., as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as trustee, Appellant, v. George H. Rodgers and Caroline J. Rodgers, Appellees 3D10-1852 na 1/18/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle031712.asp
GMAC Mortgage LLC Reginald A. Patterson, Diana V. Patterson Alabama Court of Civil Appeals na Foreclosure overturned on appeal. Reginald A. Patterson and Diana V. Patterson, v. GMAC Mortgage, LLC 2100490 May 2007 1/20/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosures020312.asp
LaSalle Bank, MERS, et al Chad D. Scarborough U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah na Court ruled that securitizing a promissory note does not invalidate a borrower's debt. CHAD D. SCARBOROUGH, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Trustee for First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates Series 2007 FF2; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS; FIRST FRANKLIN FINANCIAL, Defendants-Appellees 11-4092; 2:10-CV-00624-CW na 2/1/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle031712.asp, www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosures041812.asp
Martin J. Beirne, Elizabeth C. Beirne, Timothy A. Urwin, Fifth Third Bank, the Ohio Department of Taxation and the Treasurer of Medina County HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Court of Appeals of Ohio, Ninth District, Medina County Appeals court ruled that the trial court erred when it granted summary judgment. Case was reversed and remanded. HSBC BANK USA v. BEIRNE 2012 Ohio 1386 HSBC BANK USA, Appellee, v. MARTIN J. BEIRNE, JR., et al., Appellants 10CA0113-M 5/11/2009 3/30/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosures041812.asp
MERSCORP Holdings Inc.  Rick and Amy Sovereign U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon na Court dismissed with prejudice an amended complaint of wrongful foreclosure. RICK L. SOVEREIGN and AMY J. SOVEREIGN, Plaintiffs, v. DEUTSCHE BANK; MORTGAGEIT, INC.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEM, a foreign corporation; CITIMORTGAGE, INC., a foreign corporation; and CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE CORPORATION, a foreign corporation, Defendants 3:11-CV-995-BR 8/17/2011 3/5/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle031712.asp
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. DeGregorio  Oregon state court na Court dismissed with prejudice an amended complaint of wrongful foreclosure. DeGregorio v. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. na na 3/2/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle031712.asp
New Jersey Bankers Association na New Jersey Supreme Court  na Court ruled that the absence of the lender's name on a foreclosure filing is insufficient reason to throw the case out. na na na 2/27/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/MctForeclosureNj022812.asp
Novastar Home Mortgage Inc. and successor The Bank of New York Mellon Marc D. Beaumont District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fifth District na Appeals court reversed trial court's decision because plaintiff failed to prove who lost the note and when it was lost, offered no proof of anyone's right to enforce the note when it was lost, and produced no evidence of ownership, due to the transfer from Novastar to Mellon. MARC D. BEAUMONT, Appellant, v. BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, etc., Appellee 5D10-3471 na 2/17/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresFL041812.asp
OneWest Bank, MERS  Katherine Stolz, Edward Stolz, Terrea Stolz U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon na Court ruled that defendant is a valid trust deed beneficiary according to Oregon law, with the power and authority to assign its interest in the trust deed to the foreclosing lender. KATHERINE STOLZ, an individual, EDWARD STOLZ, an individual, and TERREA STOLZ, and individual, Plaintiffs, vs. ONEWEST BANK, a California Corporation, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEM, INC., a Delaware Corporation, REGIONAL TRUSTEE SERVICES CORPORATION, a Washington Corporation, and FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, a government sponsored Enterprise, Defendants 3:11-cv-00762-HU na 3/30/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle031712.asp
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Recontrust Co, Dumitrash U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon na MERS role affirmed. Dumitrash v. Recontrust Company 3:11-cv-01062-AC na 3/26/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle052912.asp
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Tony Lippi Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fifth District $247,200 Dismissal of foreclosure overturned on appeal. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, ETC., Appellant, v. TONY LIPPI, Appellee 5D10-946 na 1/20/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosures020312.asp
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Freddie Mac, MERS Inc., et al Laurie Hobson U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho na Court ruled in favor of MERS. LAURIE HOBSON, Plaintiff, v. WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., a South Dakota corporation; FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, a federally chartered corporation, dba FREDDIE MAC; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., a Delaware corporation; AND DOES 1-10 as individuals or entities with an interest in the property commonly known as: 3945 S. Oak Brook Way, Boise, Idaho 83706 Defendant 1:11-cv-00196-BLW na 2/15/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle031712.asp
WILBURN L. BRECHTEL, JR., AND BARBARA BRECHTEL DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST CO Court of Appeals of Mississippi na Plaintiff's denied motion affirmed. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE SECURITIES, INC., ASSET BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-R11 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT, APPELLANT, v. WILBURN L. BRECHTEL, JR., AND BARBARA BRECHTEL, APPELLEES 2010-CA-01794-COA June 2010 1/31/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosures020312.asp
Sameer Lakhany, The Credit Shop LLC, Fidelity Legal Services LLC, Titanium Realty Inc., Precision Law Center Inc., Precision Law Center LLC. Federal Trade Commission U.S. District Court for the Central District of California na Preliminary injunction issued. Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff v. Sameer Lakhany, The Credit Shop, LLC, Fidelity Legal Services LLC, Titanium Realty, Inc., Precision Law Center, Inc., Precision Law Center LLC, Defendants Case No. 8:12-cv-00337-CJC-JPR, FTC File No. 112 3136 3/5/2012 3/19/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureAttorneys032812.asp
Wells Fargo State of Maryland na $940,056 Settlement reached on World Savings loans. na na na 1/5/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/MctSettlementWells010512.asp
Norton Helton, Charles White, Felicia Ford United States of America U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois na Helton sentenced to 15 years prison. na na na 1/18/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureAttorneys032812.asp
MARTHA PLATA, ISIDRO HERNANDEZ, MRS. HERNANDEZ, WIFE OF ISIDRO HERNANDEZ, MR. PLATA, HUSBAND OF MARTHA PLATA, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,  LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division na Foreclosure reversed on appeal. LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR GSAMP TRUST 2007-HE2 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE2, Plaintiff-Respondent, v. MARTHA PLATA, Defendant-Appellant, and ISIDRO HERNANDEZ, MRS. HERNANDEZ, WIFE OF ISIDRO HERNANDEZ, MR. PLATA, HUSBAND OF MARTHA PLATA, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., Defendants A-2355-10T4 na 2/29/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresNJ041812.asp
U.S. Bank, N.A. Rachel Berghaus Court of Appeals of Kentucky $68,000 Court upheld decision to throw out the homeowner's lawsuit alleging TILA violations. Her claim was time-barred, the court noted. Berghaus v. U.S. Bank. 2010-CA-002050-MR 4/1/2009 2/20/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCompliance061112.asp
HSBC Bank, USA Jean C. Rosenfield U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit na Amicus brief filed by CFPB maintains that prior Supreme Court decision doesn't mandate that  litigation needs to be filed within 3 years, just that the notice of rescission be made within that period. na na 12/21/2009 3/26/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LawsuitTilCfpb032712.asp
JPMorgan Chase & Co. as successor to Washington Mutual Bank na U.S. District Court for the Central District of California $250,000 Preliminary injunction granted. In Re. JPMorgan Chase CV-116809 DSF na 2/23/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationServicing071712.asp
Barry Heisner United States of America U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California na Defendant accused of rigging bids at foreclosure auction between May 2009 and January 2011 in violation of the Sherman Act. United States of America v. Barry Heisner, Defendant CR12-00084 2/9/2012 2/9/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal030612.asp
DocX Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette na na Subpoena issued as part of effort to investigate questionable mortgage documentation filed with Michigan's Register of Deeds offices during the current foreclosure crisis. na na na 3/13/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosures041812.asp
Dominic Leung United States of America U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Criminal information filed. United States of America v. Dominic Leung, Defendant CR12-00083 2/9/2012 2/9/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal030612.asp
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Hilton Wong United States of America U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California na Defendant accused of rigging bids at foreclosure auction between May 2009 and January 2011 in violation of the Sherman Act. United States of America v. Hilton Wong, Defendant CR12-00082 2/9/2012 2/9/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal030612.asp
Kenneth A. Swanger United States of America U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California na Defendant pleaded guilty. na na na 1/27/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal030612.asp
Loan Thituong Nguyen and Lynn Eichenberger Orange County District Attorney na $2,000,000 Arrested. na na na 2/22/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms062512.asp
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Lorraine Brown, DocX Boone County, Missouri na na Indictments. na na 2/7/2012 2/7/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/MctIndictmentDocX020712.asp
Luis Giancarlo Belevan, Brian Prehoda United States of America U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona $2,870,984 Belevan sentenced to 60 months prison. United States of America v. Luis Giancarlo Belevan 2:11-cr-02025-JAT na 2/27/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms032812.asp
Wiley C. Chandler, et al United States of America U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California na Defendant Chandler pleaded guilty.  na na Dec. 2011 2/24/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminal030612.asp
Anthony J. DeMarco III, Michael Richard Roberts, Sean Ryan McBride, Eric Bascove United States of America U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania $30,000,000 Guilty plea by DeMarco. na na na 3/20/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFraud032812.asp
Charles Donaldson, Mary Anne Dean United States of America U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland $4,700,000 Donaldson sentenced to 41 months prison. Dean previously sentenced. na na na 3/8/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFraud032812.asp
Kathleen Harps United States of America U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia  na Sentenced to 54 months prison. na na na 1/26/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFraud032812.asp
Marlon Baugh United States of America U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida na Sentenced to 1 year prison. na na na 1/27/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFraud032812.asp
Michael Prieto na na $13,000,000 Arraignment. na na na 3/27/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFraud032812.asp
Philip Villasis, Ray D. Gata United States of America U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia  $170,000 Defendants have pleaded guilty. n na na 3/13/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFraud032812.asp
Warren Jackson, Yolanda King State of Illinois na $350,000 Arrested and indicted. na na na 1/20/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFraud032812.asp
Andrew Kissel, et al Hudson Valley Bank Supreme Court of Connecticut $404,000 Supreme Court affirmed Appeals Court decision to award funds to First American. HUDSON VALLEY BANK, v. ANDREW M. KISSEL ET AL SC 18547 na 2/7/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle031712.asp
John Marcus Desenberg United States of America U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California $300,000 Pleaded guilty. In re. John Marcus Desenberg Docket #: 1:11CR-00406-LJO na 3/7/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms032812.asp
Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo & Co. United States of America na $95,000,000 Settlement reached on robo-signing allegations. na na na 3/9/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/WhistleblowersVideo031412.asp
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Wells Fargo & Co. and JPMorgan Chase & Co.  borrowers na $1,000,000,000 Complaint filed. Plaintiffs alleg that defendants illegally levied excessive and deceptive default service fees against hundreds of thousands delinquent borrowers. na na 2/10/2012 2/10/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationFees032112.asp
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.; Chase Home Finance LLC; EMC Mortgage Corp.; Bank of America, N.A.; BAC Home Loans Servicing LP; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Inc.; MERSCORP Inc.; and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. The People of the State of New York Supreme Court of the State of New York, Kings County na Complaint filed. The People of the State of New York, by Eric T. Schneiderman, Attorney General of the State of New York, Plaintiffs, -against- JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.; Chase Home Finance LLC; EMC Mortgage Corp.; Bank of America, N.A.; BAC Home Loans Servicing LP; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Inc.; MERSCORP Inc.; and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., Defendants na 2/3/2012 2/3/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LawsuitNyAg020312.asp


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