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Mortgage industry lawsuit news and mortgage litigation coverage. Stories about legal settlements, judgments and mortgage class actions.


Foreclosure Lawsuits

Fourth-Quarter 2012 Mortgage Litigation Index

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

Defendant
Plaintiff
Court
Amount
Overview
Case Title
Case Number
Date Filed Date of Activity Link to Story
CHARLENE WILLIAMS FIDELITY FIRST HOME MORTGAGE COMPANY Court of Special Appeals of Maryland $303,939 Judgment upheld on appeal. FIDELITY FIRST HOME MORTGAGE COMPANY, v. CHARLENE WILLIAMS 726 na 11/27/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/FraudLitigation012913.asp
Enlightened LLC Illinois Attorney General na na Lawsuit alleges foreclosure rescue scam and seeks to ban companies from operating in Illinois, void pending contracts, provide restitution to consumers and assess penalties. na na 12/18/2012 12/18/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
Mortgage FACS Corp.  Illinois Attorney General na na Lawsuit alleges foreclosure rescue scam and seeks to ban companies from operating in Illinois, void pending contracts, provide restitution to consumers and assess penalties. na na 12/18/2012 12/18/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
Murray LLP West Virginia Attorney General Circuit Court of Jefferson County na Settlement reached. Defendant agreed it would not represent or collect payments from West Virginia consumers in relation to the settlement. na na na 11/29/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
National Foreclosure Solutions Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli Circuit Court of the City of Virginia Beach na Complaint filed. na na 10/16/2012 10/16/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
TOYIN SOBANKE, ET AL. AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC., appellant Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York na Lower court dismissal reversed. AURORA LOAN SERVS., LLC. v. SOBANKE 2011-11753, 2011-11755 2009 12/26/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
Fishman Murphy Court of Special Appeals of Maryland na Ruling that lender's deed of trust invalid because, at time that loan made, borrower's title being challenged in pending lawsuit Murphy v. Fishman na na Q4 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle123012.asp
Leon Carr, et al HSBC Mortgage Corporation Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second Department $47,788 New York Supreme Court's decision in favor of plaintiff reversed. HSBC MORTGAGE CORPORATION (USA), respondent,  v. LEON CARR, ETC., ET AL., defendants, DALE HANSEN, appellant. 2011-11770 na 11/28/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/TitleInsuranceLawsuits4q2012.asp
Clyde Fraser and Toye Fraser GMAC Mortgage, LLC Supreme Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division $1,800,000 Court granted Plaintiff's summary judgment issued in a foreclosure action GMAC Mortgage, LLC v. Clyde Fraser and Toye Fraser na 11/1/2007 12/12/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/TitleInsuranceLawsuits4q2012.asp
Gordon Law Firm Consumer Financial Protection Bureau U.S. District Court $10,000,000 Judge orders halt to business. na na Dec. 2012 12/11/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
Najia Jalan, Richard K. Nelson, National Legal Help Center, National Legal Assistance, First Class Doc Prep, Williams Litigation Center Consumer Financial Protection Bureau U.S. District Court for the  Central District of California $10,000,000 Judge orders halt to business. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Plaintiff, v. Najia Jalan, et al. SACV12-02088 12/3/2012 12/3/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
Bank of America Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Co., Citibank and Ally Financial Multiple states' attorney generals and federal agencies U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia $25,000,000,000 Settlement progress report issued. na na n 11/19/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ServicerSettlementProgress111912.asp
MARK SANDERS CITIMORTGAGE, INC. U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas na Order addressing requirements for a deposition and document requests issued. CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, v. MARK SANDERS, et al., Defendants 11-CV-2540-EFM-GLR na 12/4/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationModifications020513.asp
Nancy E. Easterling, et al., Appellants PHH Mortgage Corporation, Appellee Court of Appeals of Ohio, Ninth District, Summit County na Summay judgment in favor of plaintiff reversed and remanded for further proceedings. PHH Mortgage Corp. v. Easterling 26316 na 10/24/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationModifications020513.asp
ONEWEST BANK, FSB STACEY FLETCHER U.S District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division na Defendant's motion to dismiss denied. STACEY FLETCHER, on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. ONEWEST BANK, FSB, Defendant 10-cv-4682 na 10/22/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/MctLawsuitOnewest102412.asp
OTIS WAYNE PHILLIPS U.S. BANK, N.A. Court of Appeals of Georgia na Plaintiff's motion to dismiss action filed by defendant denited. U.S. BANK, N.A., v. OTIS WAYNE PHILLIPS A12A0957 na 11/28/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationModifications020513.asp
US Bank, NA Otis Wayne Phillips Court of Appeals of Georgia na Trial court's decision vacated as to the claim for wrongful attempted foreclosure and case remanded. US Bank, NA v Phillips A12A0957 na 11/28/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ModificationLawsuits4q2012.asp
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, INC. et al. DENNLY R. BECKER, et al. United States District Court, E.D. California na Defendants' motion to dismiss is denied. DENNLY R. BECKER, et al., Plaintiffs,  v. WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, INC. et al., Defendants 2:10-cv-02799 LKK KJN PS na 11/30/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationModifications020513.asp
James A. Louy, et al., Appellants Metlife Home Loans, Appellee Court of Appeals of Ohio, Sixth District, Fulton County $159,000 Default judgment in favor of MetLife overturned on appeal. Metlife Home Loans, Appellee, v. James A. Louy, et al., Appellants F-11-019 6/7/2011 12/31/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationModifications020513.asp
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Euihyung Kim, In Sook Kim Michigan Supreme Court, e Court of Appeals, Macomb Circuit Court $615,000 Appeals court reversal of trial court decision overturned by state supreme court. KIM v JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA 144690 11/30/2009 12/21/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/TitleInsuranceLawsuits4q2012.asp
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION DEUTSCHE ALT-A SECURITIES, INC., Appellant, v. MARIE NIXON, MICHAEL NIXON CROSS MEDIA MARKETING CORPORATION, INC., JAVIER PARRAGUIRE; JOHN DOE and JANE DOE as tenants in possession of the subject property, and 3L REAL ESTATE, LLC, Appellees District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fourth District $787,474 Denial of foreclosure sale affirmed. HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as trustee for DEUTSCHE ALT-A SECURITIES, INC., MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-AR3, Appellant, v. MARIE NIXON, MICHAEL NIXON CROSS MEDIA MARKETING CORPORATION, INC., JAVIER PARRAGUIRE; JOHN DOE and JANE DOE as tenants in possession of the subject property, and 3L REAL ESTATE, LLC, Appellees 4D11-3038 na 12/19/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresFl010813.asp
ONEWEST BANK, et al. DENNIS L. BRETCHES, et al. Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Seven na Trial court decision in favor of plaintiff reversed. BRETCHES v. OneWEST BANK B238686 9/10/2010 12/19/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC MAUDER and ALICE CHAO; DEOGENOSO and GLORINA PALUGOD; and MARITZA PINEL, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Oakland Division na Defendant's motion for judgment denied. CHAO v. AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC C 10-3118 SBA, C 10-3883 SBA 11/2/2011 12/20/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationModifications020513.asp
Bank of America NA, Walled Lake Credit Bureau LLC Melissa Devin Magness U.S. District Court na Plaintiff launched putative class action on allegations that defendants repeatedly and falsely told her that she had missed mortgage payments and threatened to foreclose on her home. na na 11/21/2012 11/21/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/MortgageFraudLawsuits4q2012.asp
Bank of America, N.A. et al Racette et al Court of Appeals of Georgia $75,000 Dismissal of case reversed on appeal. Racette v. Bank of America, N.A. A12A1499 na 10/23/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
BENJAMIN VILLASENOR JR. a/k/a Benjamin S. Villasenor Jr., UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants and Cross-Defendants, (Ruthie Lee Ellis, Intervenor and Cross-Plaintiff-Appellee Property Tax Counselors, Inc., a Dissolved Illinois Corporation, and Unknown Shareholders of Property Tax Counselors, Inc., Cross-Defendants) US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Trustee for WFALT 2005-02, Plaintiff and Cross-Defendant-Appellant Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, Sixth Division; Circuit Court of Cook County $99,000 Trial court's decision affirmed in denying the plaintiff's motion to reconsider and affirm the grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant. US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Trustee for WFALT 2005-02, Plaintiff and Cross-Defendant-Appellant, v. BENJAMIN VILLASENOR, JR., a/k/a Benjamin S. Villasenor, Jr., UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD CLAIMANTS, Defendants and Cross-Defendants (Ruthie Lee Ellis, Intervenor and Cross-Plaintiff-Appellee; Property Tax Counselors, Inc., a Dissolved Illinois Corporation, and Unknown Shareholders of Property Tax Counselors, Inc., Cross-Defendants) 1-12-0061; 07-CH-22660 na 10/5/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
Bihn Fifth Third Mortgage Co. Supreme Court of Ohio na Judgment of the court of appeals reversed, and case remanded to the trial court for further proceedings. Fifth Third Mtge. Co. v. Bihn 2012 Ohio 5494, No. 2012-0867 na 12/5/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresOh010413.asp
BRUCE V. JACKSON; JEANETTE K. JACKSON; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; CREDIT BUREAU OF JOSEPHINE COUNTY; CITIBANK SOUTH DAKOTA NA; FIA CARD SERVICES NA; CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A.; DISCOVER BANK; EQUITABLE ASCENT FINANCIAL, LLC; UNITED STATES OF AMERCIA (INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE); CHASE BANK USA, NA; LVNV FUNDING LLC; OCCUPANTS OF THE PROPERTY, Defendants U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Trustee, on behalf of the holders of the CSMC Trust 2006-CF1 CS Mortgage Pass-Though Certificates, Series 2006-CF1, through their loan servicing agent Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc., Plaintiff U.S. District Court, D. Oregon,  Josephine County Circuit Court na Case remanded to county court. U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Trustee, on behalf of the holders of the CSMC Trust 2006-CF1 CS Mortgage Pass-Though Certificates, Series 2006-CF1, through their loan servicing agent Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc., Plaintiff, v.
 BRUCE V. JACKSON; JEANETTE K. JACKSON; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; CREDIT BUREAU OF JOSEPHINE COUNTY; CITIBANK SOUTH DAKOTA NA; FIA CARD SERVICES NA; CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A.; DISCOVER BANK; EQUITABLE ASCENT FINANCIAL, LLC; UNITED STATES OF AMERCIA (INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE); CHASE BANK USA, NA; LVNV FUNDING LLC; OCCUPANTS OF THE PROPERTY, Defendants
1:12-cv-01946-CL na 11/1/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
Dannie Edmon HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. Court of Appeals of Ohio, Sixth District, Erie County na Summary foreclosure judgment reversed on appeal. HSBC Mtge. Servs., Inc. v. Edmon 2012 Ohio 4990, C.A. No. E-11-046 na 10/26/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresOh010413.asp
Dave Lewis and Glenda Lewis DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF THE MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2004-HE1, MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-HE1 Court of Appeals of Texas, Twelfth District, Tyler na Trial court's default judgment in favor of defendant and against plaintiff reversed. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF THE MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2004-HE1, MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-HE1, Appellants,  v.  DAVE LEWIS AND GLENDA LEWIS, Appellees 12-12-00198-CV na 11/30/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
Dwora Gerber, et al HSBC Mortgage Corporation Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second Department na Trial court's decision in favor of plaintiff reversed on appeal. HSBC MORTGAGE CORPORATION (USA), respondent,  v. DWORA GERBER, appellant, ET AL., defendants 2011-04084 na 11/28/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
Farno Third Federal S. & L. Assn. of Cleveland Court of Appeals of Ohio, Twelfth District, Warren County na Summary foreclosure judgment reversed on appeal. Third Federal S. & L. Assn. Of Cleveland v. Farno 2012 Ohio 5245. No. CA2012-04-028 na 11/13/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresOh010413.asp
FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY, Appellee DAVID N. WALKER AND JULIANNE R. WALKER, Appellant District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fifth District na Appellant's denied motion to quash service of process reversed on appeal. DAVID N. WALKER AND JULIANNE R. WALKER, Appellant, v. FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY, Appellee 5D12-3187 na 11/9/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresFl010813.asp
Gary L. Moore, Stephanie A. Moore Deutsche Bank Natl. Trust Co. Court of Appeals of Ohio, Sixth District, Erie County na Appellate court reverses dismissal of foreclosure action. Deutsche Bank Natl. Trust Co. v. Moore 2012 Ohio 5549, C.A. No. E-11-081 na 11/30/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresOh010413.asp
GARY TRAFFORD, GERRI SHEPPARD STATE OF NEVADA DISTRICT COURT
CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA
na Court suggested that defendants' writ of habeas corpus and motion to dismiss should be granted. Conflict of interest alleged with lead prosecutor. State of Nevada, Plaintiff, vs. Gary Trafford Gerri Sheppard Defendants. C-II-277573-1 na 11/26/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
Hazel Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Court of Appeals of Ohio, Tenth District, Franklin County na Appeals court rules in favor of plaintiff. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Hazel 2012 Ohio 5770, No. 11AP-1061 na 12/6/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresOh010413.asp
Hunter JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eleventh District, Portage County na Appellate court reversed dismissal of foreclosure action. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. v. Hunter 2012 Ohio 5222, No. 2011-P-0063 na 11/13/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresOh010413.asp
JAVIER GONZALEZ, Respondent, et al., Defendants U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Appellant Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second Department na The order dated April 22, 2010, is reversed U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Appellant,  v. JAVIER GONZALEZ, Respondent, et al., Defendants 2010-07472, 2010-07473 na 10/3/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
JOHN J. KRONDES, et. al., Appellee STAR FUNDING SOLUTIONS, LLC, Appellant District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fourth District na Denial of appellant's motion to vacate order dismissing foreclosure is affirmed. STAR FUNDING SOLUTIONS, LLC, Appellant, v. JOHN J. KRONDES, et. al., Appellee 4D11-3378 na 11/21/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresFl010813.asp
JP Morgan Chase et al, Defendants and Respondents John Lopez et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants Court of Appeals of California, First District, Division Two $768,000 Order sustaining the demurrer without leave to amend reversed. Lopez v. JP Morgan Chase A131658 6/25/2010 10/24/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
Kuchta Bank of Am. Court of Appeals of Ohio, Ninth District, Medina County na Appellate court reverses decision to deny defendants' motion for relief from judgment. Bank Of Am. v. Kuchta 2012 Ohio 5562, C.A. No. 12CA0025-M na 12/3/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresOh010413.asp
Larry Yost Chase Home Finance LLC Court of Appeals of Ohio, Sixth District, Erie County $92,000 Appellate court reversed dismissal of foreclosure action. Chase Home Fin., Llc v. Yost 2012-Ohio-5322, C.A. No. E-12-004 na 11/16/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresOh010413.asp
Robert J. VanCott, Julie G. VanCott  Nationstar Mortgage LLC Lucas County Court of Common Pleas, Court of Appeals of Ohio, Sixth District, Lucas County na Foreclosure judgment overturned on appeal. Nationstar Mtge., LLC v. Van Cott 2012 Ohio 5807, Court of Appeals No. L-12-1002 8/23/2010 12/7/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresOh010413.asp
Sansom-Jones Aurora Loan Servs., LLC Court of Appeals of Ohio, Tenth District, Franklin County $140,913 Appeal ruling in favor of plaintiff. Aurora Loan Servs., Llc v. Sansom-Jones 2012 Ohio 5477, No. 12AP-258 na 11/27/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresOh010413.asp
Testa BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eleventh District, Portage County na Trial court decision to dismiss reversed on appeal. BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. v V. Testa 2012 Ohio 5330, No. 2011-P-0045 na 11/19/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresOh010413.asp
Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, Defendant Kristen Nicone Bruce, Plaintiff U.S. District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division na Defendant's motion to strike affirmative defenses is granted in part, and denied, in part. Bruce v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC 8:12-cv-1561-T-24 MAP na 10/15/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ServicingLawsuits4q2012.asp
Adem Dasdemir, Nurten Dasdemir, et al. New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. New York Supreme Court, Kings County $673,000 Plaintiff's motion for an order of reference denied without prejudice. NEW YORK MORTGAGE TRUST, INC., Plaintiff,  v. ADEM DASDEMIR, NURTEN DASDEMIR, ET. AL., Defendants. 18194/11 na 11/30/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
Albert Ortiz National City Bank of Indiana and Home Loan Services, Inc. Court of Appeals of Texas, Fourteenth District, Houston; 164th District Court, Harris County, Texas $969,600 Appeals court concludes trial court ruling that voided note was wrong. Petition Denied; Affirmed in Part; Affirmed as Modified in Part; Reversed in Part; Remanded; and Opinion and Dissenting Opinion NATIONAL CITY BANK OF INDIANA AND HOME LOAN SERVICES, INC., Appellants/Cross-Appellees V. ALBERT ORTIZ, Appellee/Cross-Appellant 14-10-01125-CV, 14-10-01262-CV, 2006-61178 na 11/20/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
Alderazi Bank of New York Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division na Lower court ruling against MERS overturned.. Bank of New York v. Alderazi Index No. 21739/08 na 10/17/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitleMers123012.asp
Alessi & Koenig LLC, Aliante Master Association, Allied Trustee Services Inc., Angius & Terry Collections, Anthem Highlands Community Association, Assessment Management Group Inc., Asset Recovery Services Inc.
Also, Brias Homeowners Association, Canyon Crest Community Association, Cortez Heights Homeowners Association, Elkhorn Community Association, Elkhorn-Cimarron Estates Homeowners Association, GJL Inc. dba Pro Forma Lien & Foreclosure; Heritage Square South Homeowners Association Inc., Homeowner Association Services Inc., KGDO Holding Company DBA Terra West Property Management, Las Brisas Homeowners Association, Leach Johnson Song & Gruchow, Montecito At Mountains Edge Homeowner Association, Mountain's Edge Homeowner Association, Mountain's Edge Master Association.
Also, Nevada Association Services Inc., Phil Frink & Associates Inc., RMI Management LLC DBA Red Rock Financial Services, Sierra Ranch Homeowners Association, Silver State Trustee Services LLC, Southern Highlands Community Association and the Stonefield II Homeowners Association
Bank of America Clark County District Court na Complaint filed. na na na 10/16/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/MctLawsuitBoaHoa101812.asp
AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC; TAMMY CHILDERS N/K/A TAMMY WARD; JOHN CHILDERS; JOHNSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY; CITY OF PAINTSVILLE; TAX EASE LIEN INVESTMENTS 1, LLC., Appellees. AND TAX EASE LIEN INVESTMENTS I, LLC, APPELLANT/CROSS-APPELLEE, v. AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC; U.S. NATIONAL BANK ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WACHOVIA CUSTODIAN FOR SASS MUNI V DTR; TAMMY CHILDERS N/K/A TAMMY WARD; JOHN CHILDERS; JOHNSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY; CITY OF PAINTSVILLE U.S. NATIONAL BANK ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WACHOVIA CUSTODIAN FOR SASS MUNI V DTR Court of Appeals of Kentucky na Plaintiffs successfully appeal circuit court decision, which is reversed. U.S. NATIONAL BANK ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WACHOVIA CUSTODIAN FOR SASS MUNI V DTR, Appellant/Cross-Appellee, v. AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC; TAMMY CHILDERS N/K/A TAMMY WARD; JOHN CHILDERS; JOHNSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY; CITY OF PAINTSVILLE; TAX EASE LIEN INVESTMENTS 1, LLC., Appellees. AND TAX EASE LIEN INVESTMENTS I, LLC, APPELLANT/CROSS-APPELLEE, v. AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC; U.S. NATIONAL BANK ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WACHOVIA CUSTODIAN FOR SASS MUNI V DTR; TAMMY CHILDERS N/K/A TAMMY WARD; JOHN CHILDERS; JOHNSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY; CITY OF PAINTSVILLE, Appellees 2010-CA-002081-MR.1, 2010-CA-002082-MR na 10/5/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle123012.asp
Aurora Loan Services, LLC, Aurora Bank FSB, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Merscorp, Inc., and Wilford & Geske, P.A. Kevin M. Murphy and Kathleen K. Murphy, James L. Lang, Charlene Ann Brady, Erika R. Hogenson, Harold J. Thompson, III, Julianne Thompson, Miriam E. Stone, Jeffrey A. Kirschbaum, Tou A. Vang and May K. Vang U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit na Wholesale dismissal of quite title claim reversed because assignments from MERS to Aurora were either unrecorded or executed by individuals lacking the legal authority to do so Kevin M. Murphy and Kathleen K. Murphy, James L. Lang, Charlene Ann Brady, Erika R. Hogenson, Harold J. Thompson, III, Julianne Thompson, Miriam E. Stone, Jeffrey A. Kirschbaum, Tou A. Vang and May K. Vang, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. Aurora Loan Services, LLC, Aurora Bank FSB, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Merscorp, Inc., and Wilford & Geske, P.A., Defendants-Appellees 12-1398 na 11/8/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitleMers123012.asp
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. STANLEY G. SILVA, JR. Court of Appeals of California, Sixth District na Defendant's appeal of unsuccessful attempt to quiet title denied. STANLEY G. SILVA, JR., Plaintiff, Cross-Defendant and Respondent, v. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Defendant, Cross-Complainant and Appellant H037032 na 12/4/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle123012.asp
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Appellee JOHNY B. WILLIAMS and MONITHE L. WILLIAMS, Appellants District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fourth District na Summary judgment reversed. JOHNY B. WILLIAMS and MONITHE L. WILLIAMS, Appellants, v. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Appellee 4D10-4837 na 12/12/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresFl010813.asp
Bank of America, N.A., et al. Commonwealth of Massachusetts Commonwealth of Massachusetts Superior Court  na Request to dismiss attorney general's case alleging unfair and deceptive practices granted in part. Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Bank of America, N.A., et al. Case No. 11-4363-BLSI na 11/30/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitleMers123012.asp
Bank of America, N.A.; BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP; Mortgage Electronic Registration Services, Inc.; MERSCORP, Inc.; The Bank of New York Mellon; The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association; Federal National Mortgage Association; and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation Waseem Mustafa; Lorin Mustafa; Radjindre K. Bhoelai; Roger R. Cottrell; Jennifer A. Cottrell; Shafiqua Janetkhan; Hayat Janetkhan; Blia Tou Lee; May Lee; Trang Le; Minh Quang Tran; Charles J. Cordes; W. Scott Long, III; Susan M. Long; Chia Pao Xiong; Ying Xiong; Brad Everett; Lily Everett; Stacey R. Becklund, individually and as personal representative of the estate of Robert C. Anderson; Chad W. Everett; Peter J. Schumacher; Tim Gallagher; and Shannon E. Gallagher U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota $45,452 Defendant's motion for fees and costs granted. Plaintiff ordered to reimburse defendant for attorney fees. Waseem Mustafa; Lorin Mustafa; Radjindre K. Bhoelai; Roger R. Cottrell; Jennifer A. Cottrell; Shafiqua Janetkhan; Hayat Janetkhan; Blia Tou Lee; May Lee; Trang Le; Minh Quang Tran; Charles J. Cordes; W. Scott Long, III; Susan M. Long; Chia Pao Xiong; Ying Xiong; Brad Everett; Lily Everett; Stacey R. Becklund, individually and as personal representative of the estate of Robert C. Anderson; Chad W. Everett; Peter J. Schumacher; Tim Gallagher; and Shannon E. Gallagher, Plaintiffs, v.  Bank of America, N.A.; BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP; Mortgage Electronic Registration Services, Inc.; MERSCORP, Inc.; The Bank of New York Mellon; The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association; Federal National Mortgage Association; and Federal Home Loan Mortgage
Corporation, Defendants.
0:12-cv-00590-DWF-TNL na 11/30/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/TitleInsuranceLawsuits4q2012.asp
Carmen Guzman, Jose Guzman Bank of New York Mellon Court of Appeals of Texas, Fifth District, Dallas; 116th Judicial District Court na Plaintiff's appeal dismissed for want of jurisdiction. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, Appellant v. CARMEN GUZMAN AND JOSE GUZMAN, Appellees 05-12-00417-CV; DC-I 0-05458 3/26/2012 11/20/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
Centex Home Equity Company  The Fidelity Land Trust Company U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida na Favorable MERS ruling in Florida Land Trust scheme. The Fidelity Land Trust Company v. Centex Home Equity Company  Case No. 8:12-CV-2309-T-27TBM na 11/2/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitleMers123012.asp
Cheryl B. Hobbs DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY Court of Appeals of Georgia $105,544 Trail court decision reversed in part and affirmed in part. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, v. HOBBS A12A1187 na 10/9/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle123012.asp
CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK AMERICAN SAVINGS BANK, FSB Court of Appeals of Kentucky na Appellant unsuccessful in appeal of Greenup Circuit Court decision denying motion to intervene in a foreclosure action in which the subject real property had been sold more than a year earlier. AMERICAN SAVINGS BANK, FSB, Appellant, v. CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK, Appellee CA-000325-MR na 11/16/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle123012.asp
FNMA Sharel L. Giroux The State of New Hampshire Judicial Branch Superior Court na Motions to dismiss MERS and Bank of America granted, while petitioner's motion to extend case schedule granted.  Giroux v. FNMA Case No. 211-2011-CV-00299 na 11/15/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitleMers123012.asp
Fremont Investment & Loan Kimberly D. Seward, Steven B. Seward District Court of the Seventh Judicial District of the State of Idaho na Motion to dismiss approved on two counts but denied as to claims of entitlement to relief under certain UCC provisions. Seward v. Fremont Investment & Loan Case No. CV-2012-1078 na November www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitleMers123012.asp
Hansen Metlife Home Loans Court of Appeals of the State of Kansas na Favorable MERS ruling. Metlife Home Loans v. Hansen 106,846 na 10/2/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitleMers123012.asp
Hilario Sosa, et al., Appellees Chase Home Loans, LLC Third District Court of Appeal, State of Florida $26,500 Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County decision reversed. Appellate court found that while FL Rule of Civil Procedure permits trial court to relieve party from final judgment based on mistake, inadvertence, surprise or excusable neglect -- unsworn representations of counsel about factual matters don't have any evidentiary weight in the absence of a stipulation Chase Home Loans, LLC, Appellant, vs. Hilario Sosa, et al., Appellees 3D12-1783 na 12/26/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureChase122712.asp
JAMES R. BURROWS, et al., Appellants WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Appellee Court of Appeals of Ohio, Ninth District, Summit County; Summit County Court of Common Pleas. $162,800 Trial court decision in favor of plaintiff reversed. Wells Fargo v. Burrows 26326 12/29/2009 12/19/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
JANE RUFO, et al. FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eleventh District, Ashtabula County $114,000 Foreclosure reversed on appeal.. FED. HOME LOAN MTGE. CORP. v. RUFO 2012-A-0011 7/21/2010 12/17/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/TitleInsuranceLawsuits4q2012.asp
Kevin Hagan, et al., Appellees IndyMac Federal Bank FSB, Appellant District Court of Appeal of Florida, Third District na Decision against appellant reversed on appeal. IndyMac Federal Bank FSB, Appellant, v. Kevin Hagan, et al., Appellees 12-1153 na 12/19/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresFl010813.asp
MARILYN ROGERS BENEFIT BANK, APPELLANT Supreme Court of Arkansas $323,000 Circuit court decision affirmed. BENEFIT BANK, APPELLANT, v. MARILYN ROGERS, APPELLEE 12-163 na 11/8/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle123012.asp
Matthew Yevtich, et al, Appellants OneWest Bank, Appellee Court of Appeals of Ohio, Sixth District, Fulton County; Fulton County Court of Common Pleas na Judgment in favor of OneWest reversed on appeal. OneWest Bank v. YEVTICH F-11-021 9/24/2009 12/31/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
McCALLA RAYMER, LLC, et al. WENDY JENKINS and ELEANOR CRAWFORD UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT na Trial court dismissal affirmed on appeal. Jenkins v. McCalla Raymer 11-14483 na 10/25/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/TitleInsuranceLawsuits4q2012.asp
Menachem Korolizky, et al. MERS, Inc., etc. Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division: Second Judicial Department na Defendant's appeal dismissed. MERS v. Korolizky 2011-02558 na 11/7/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/TitleInsuranceLawsuits4q2012.asp
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., Midfirst Bank, Appellees Karen Robeson, appellant Supreme Court of Texas na Summary judgment in favor of appellees upheld on appeal. Robeson v. MERS 02-10-00227-CV na 10/26/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitleMers123012.asp
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; and HOMECOMINGS FINANCIAL NETWORK, INC., Defendants THE FIDELITY LAND TRUST COMPANY, LLC Circuit Court of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, In and For Broward County, Florida na Decision in favor of MERS. THE FIDELITY LAND TRUST COMPANY, LLC, Plaintiff, v. MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; and HOMECOMINGS FINANCIAL NETWORK, INC., Defendants 6:12-cv-1367-Orl-37TBS na 12/27/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/FidelityLandTrust122812.asp
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.; MERSCORP, Inc.; Federal National Mrotgae Association; BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P.; and the Bank of New York Mellon Bea Huml, Joey Rodriguez, Christopher Lee Valdez, Eneida Valdez, Joe Bruscuelas, Yvette Bruscuelas, Maribel Villalobos U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas na Defendants' motion to dismiss granted in part except for request that is dismissed with prejudice and awarded attorneys' fees and costs. Huml v. MERS 3:12-cv-00146-DCGS na Oct. 25 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitleMers123012.asp
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems; Fidelity National Title Insurance Co.; United Homes Exchange 1 LLC
Paul Ashley Supreme Court of the State of Nevada na Trial court decision in favor of MERS affirmed. Paul Ashley, Appellant, vs. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems; Fidelity National Title Insurance Co.; and United Homes Exchange 1 LLC, Respondents 57254 na 12/14/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitleMers123012.asp
ONEWEST BANK FSB, Appellee STEVEN E. SPIKES and NICOLE FAITH SPIKES, Appellants District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fourth District na Favorable ruling for appellee. STEVEN E. SPIKES and NICOLE FAITH SPIKES, Appellants, v. ONEWEST BANK FSB, Appellee 4D11-2549 na 12/19/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresFl010813.asp
OneWest Bank, FSB; Regional Trustee Services Corporation; Federal National Mortgage Association; and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc Mario Sanchez, Martha Sanchez Supreme Court of the State of Nevada na Trial court ruling in favor of MERS affirmed. Mario Sanchez and Martha Sanchez, Appellants, vs. OneWest Bank, FSB; Regional Trustee Services Corporation; Federal National Mortgage Association; and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Respondents 57918 na 12/14/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitleMers123012.asp
QUADOMAIN CONDOMINUM ASSOCIATION, INC., Appellee U.S. BANK NAT ASSN a/k/a U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Appellant DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA
FOURTH DISTRICT
na Trial court ruling in favor of defendant reversed on appeal. U.S. BANK NAT ASSN v. QUADOMAIN CONDOMINUM ASSOCIATION 4D12-422 na 12/19/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/TitleInsuranceLawsuits4q2012.asp
QUALITY LOAN SERVICE CORP., Trustee, and DLJ MORTGAGE CAPITAL, INC., through its servicing agent, SELECT PORTFOLIO SERVICING, INC. CD TRUST UTD 10/22/92, CHRISTOPHER J. KOH and DAVID A. KOH, co-Trustees; and WESTAR FUNDING, INC., a Washington corporation Court of Appeals of Washington, Division One $288,000 Trial court decision affirmed in case where court order restoring title was not recorded. CD TRUST UTD 10/22/92, CHRISTOPHER J. KOH and DAVID A. KOH, co-Trustees; and WESTAR FUNDING, INC., a Washington corporation, Respondents, v. QUALITY LOAN SERVICE CORP., Trustee, and DLJ MORTGAGE CAPITAL, INC., through its servicing agent, SELECT PORTFOLIO SERVICING, INC., Appellants 66761-1-I na 10/29/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitle123012.asp
Sharon Kehaulani Wise, et al. MERS, Inc. Intermediate Court of Appeals of the State of Hawaii na Foreclosure judgment affirmed on appeal. MERS v. Wise CAAP-11-0000444 4/29/2011 11/29/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/TitleInsuranceLawsuits4q2012.asp
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., DANIEL MUHUMUZA et al., THE COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA $892,500 Trial court dismissal affirmed on appeal. Muhumuza v. SunTrust Mortgage B236267 na 11/6/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/TitleInsuranceLawsuits4q2012.asp
THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR CWALT, INC. CHARLES AND NICOLE BALL UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
na Defendants' motion to dismiss denied. BALL v. THE BANK OF NEW YORK 4:12-CV-00144-NKL na 12/20/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF PATRICIA A. CHIPNER, Appellees WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Appellant District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fourth District na Dismissal of foreclosure action reversed. WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Appellant, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF PATRICIA A. CHIPNER, Appellees 4D11-3510 na 11/7/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresFl010813.asp
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., ETC. JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fifth District na Order denying Chase Home Finance LLC's Motion to Vacate Default Final Judgment entered in a foreclosure suit filed by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., reversed on appeal. JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. v. WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. 5D12-208 na 12/28/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/TitleInsuranceLawsuits4q2012.asp
American Mortgage Consulting Group, LLC Federal Trade Commission U.S. District Court For the Southern District of Florida na Complaint filed. Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff, v. American Mortgage Consulting Group, LLC, a California Limited Liability Company, also doing business as American Mortgage Group and American Mortgage Consulting; Home Guardian Management Solutions, LLC, a California Limited Liability Company, also doing business as Home Guardian Solutions; and Mark Nagy Atalla, doing business as Home Guardian Solutions, Home G Solutions Firm, and Home G Solutions Group, Defendants SACV12-01561 DOC (JPRx), FTC File No. 122 3054 10/9/2012 10/9/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms101512.asp
Expense Management America Federal Trade Commission U.S. District Court For the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division na Complaint filed. Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff, v. E.M.A. Nationwide, Inc., a Florida corporation, also doing business as EMA and Expense Management America; New Life Financial Solutions, Inc., a Florida corporation, also doing business as New Life Financial, and New Life Financial Services; 1UC Inc., a Wyoming corporation, also doing business as 1st United Consultants, and First United Consultants; 7242701 Canada Inc., a Canadian corporation; 7242697, Canada Inc., a Canadian corporation; 7246293, Canada Inc., a Canadian corporation; 7246421, Canada Inc., a Canadian corporation; James Benhaim, also known as Jimmy Benhaim, individually and as an officer or director of E.M.A. Nationwide, Inc., New Life Financial Solutions, Inc., 1UC Inc., 7246293 Canada Inc., 7246421 Canada Inc., and 7242697 Canada Inc.; Daniel Michaels, also known as Dan Michaels, also known as Dan Michles, individually and as an officer or director of E.M.A. Nationwide, Inc., New Life Financial Solutions, Inc., 1UC Inc., and 7242701 Canada Inc.; Phillip Hee Min Kwon, also known as Phillip H. Kwon, individually and as an officer or director of E.M.A. Nationwide, Inc. and New Life Financial Solutions, Inc.; Joseph Shamolian, individually and as an officer or director of E.M.A. Nationwide, Inc. and New Life Financial Solutions, Inc.; and Nissim N. Ohayon, individually and as an officer or director of E.M.A. Nationwide, Inc., New Life Financial Solutions, Inc., and 1UC Inc., Defendants 1:12-CV-2394, FTC File No. 122 3069 10/9/2012 10/9/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms101512.asp
Prime Legal Plans/Reaching U Network Federal Trade Commission U.S. District Court For the Southern District of Florida na Complaint filed. Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff, v. Prime Legal Plans, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company; Consumer Legal Plans LLC, a Nevada limited liability company; Consumer Legal Plans, LLC, also doing business as CLP Associates, a Wyoming limited liability company; Freedom Legal Plans LLC, a Delaware limited liability company; Frontier Legal Plans LLC, a Delaware limited liability company; Reaching U Network, Inc., also doing business as Legal Billing Services, Legal Servicing Partners, Forensic Auditor Services, 123 Save Our Home, Save Our Home Plan, Home Savers, Legal Network Association, and Homeowners Rescue Mission, a Florida corporation; 123 Save A Home, Inc., a Nevada corporation; American Hardship LLC, a Florida limited liability company; Back Office Support Systems, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; Consumer Acquisition Network, LLC, also doing business as Consumer Legal Network, Legal Servicing & Billing Partners, Forensic Auditor Services, Telefunding Services, Mortgagesavers.org, First Capital Land Trust, and Florida Land Trust Consultants, a Florida limited liability company; Legal Servicing and Billing Partners LLC, a Delaware limited liability company; Lazaro Dinh, also known as Mario Lazaro Sopena also known as Lazaro Sopena, an individual; Kim E. Landolfi, an individual; Derek B. Radzikowski, an individual; Andrew Primavera, an individual; Christopher N. Edwards, an individual; and Jason C. Desmond, an individual, Defendants, and The 2007 San Lazaro Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust, a trust, and Maria Soltura, in her capacity as Trustee of the trust, Relief Defendants 0:12-cv-61872-RNS, FTC File No. 112 3205 10/9/2012 10/9/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirms101512.asp
FREEDOM C0MPANIES MARKETING, INC.,
a Minnesota corporation, also d/b/a Freedom
Companies, Freedom Financial Mortgage,
Advantage Solutions Group, et al.
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
EASTERN DIVISION
$2,390,000 Settlement order bans defendants from marketing any mortgage assistance relief products or services, and prohibits the defendants from making misleading claims about any product, service, plan, or program that they market or advertise. Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff, v. Freedom Companies Marketing, Inc., also doing business as Freedom Companies, Freedom Financial Mortgage, and Advantage Solutions Group; Freedom Companies Lending, Inc., also doing business as Freedom Companies, Freedom Financial Mortgage, and Advantage Solutions Group; Freedom Companies, Inc., also doing business as Freedom Companies, Freedom Financial Mortgage, and Advantage Solutions Group; Freedom Information Services, Inc., also doing business as Freedom Companies, Freedom Financial Mortgage, and Advantage Solutions Group; Haiti Management, Inc., also doing business as Freedom Companies, Freedom Financial Mortgage, and Advantage Solutions Group; Grupo Marketing Dominicana, also doing business as Freedom Companies, Freedom Financial Mortgage, and Advantage Solutions Group; and David Preiner, Defendants  12-cv-5743, FTC File No. 122 3007 7/23/2012 12/21/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
Fidelity First Home Mortgage Company, appellant Charlene Williams, appellee Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, Circuit Court for Prince George’s County $303,938 Trial court's decision in favor of plaintiff affirmed. Fidelity First Home Mortgage Company v. Charlene Williams 726, September Term, 2011 Aug. 2009 11/27/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/MortgageFraudLawsuits4q2012.asp
CARRINGTON MORTGAGE SERVICES, LLC CARLA W. FINLEY United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama na Plaintiff's motion to withdraw the reference of this action to the Bankruptcy Court denied. FINLEY v. CARRINGTON MORTGAGE SERVICES, LLC MC-12-S-00051-NE na 12/17/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/BankruptcyConsumerLawsuits4q2012.asp
First Interstate Bank, MERS Inc. Randy L. Royal United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Wyoming na Judgment in favor of defendant affirmed. Royal v. first Interstate Bank (In re Trierweiler) WY-11-11, Bankr. No. 10-20499, Adv. No. 10-02035 na 12/28/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/TitleInsuranceLawsuits4q2012.asp
KAREN RUDOLPH, ET AL., DEFENDANTS-APPELLEES DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, PLAINTIFF-APPELLANT Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eighth Appellate District; Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court $107,361 Trial court's judgment in favor of defendant reversed. DEUTSCHE BANK NATL. TRUST CO. v. RUDOLPH 98383, CV-775349 Feb. 2012 12/27/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/TitleInsuranceLawsuits4q2012.asp
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, Appellee JOANNE FINNEGAN, Appellant District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fourth District na Final summary judgment for appellee reversed. JOANNE FINNEGAN, Appellant, v. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE SECURITIES INC., ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-R11, Appellee 4D11-939 na 9/5/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresFl010813.asp
JAMES L. GILBERT, Defendant and Counterplaintiff- Appellant DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff and Counterdefendant-Appellee Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District na Decision modified upon denial of rehearing. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY v. GILBERT 08-CH-955, App (2d) 120164
No. 2-12-0164
3/10/2008 12/28/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Appellee EUGENE J. DOMINKO, Appellant District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fourth District na Final summary judgment for appellee reversed. EUGENE J. DOMINKO, Appellant, v. WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. 4D11-1854 na 12/5/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosuresFl010813.asp
Morgan Stanley Credit Corp. Joanne Johannsen Placer County Superior Court $150,000 Arbitration scheduled in case involving investments pledged as security.. Johannsen, Joanne vs. Morgan Stanley Credit Corp., et al S-CV-0028777 2/25/2011 Oct. 2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ComplianceLawsuits3q2012.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 DeMarco entenced to 25 years. na na na 10/1/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirmsCriminal101512.asp
Darren K. Phillips, Christopher Deans United States of America U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina na Charges filed against Phillips. na na 10/4/2012 10/4/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminalForeclosures112012.asp
DocX, LLC Delaware Attorney General na $250,000 Settlement reached. na na na 10/16/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
Laura Cecilia Carlson, Victoria Santos, Juan Alvarado Cervantes, Felipe Carlos Segovia Castro, Margie Joanna Vargas Ventura County, Calif. Ventura County Superior Court na Carlson convicted by jury. na na na 11/6/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
Lender Processing Services, Inc. Colorado Attorney General na $1,800,000 Settlement reached.  na na na 10/29/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
Lorraine Brown Michigan Attorney General Kent County’s 61st District Court na Defendant charged with racketeering for her alleged role in authorizing the fraudulent signing of mortgage documents filed in Michigan. na na 11/26/2012 11/26/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/CriminalActions4q2012.asp
Lorraine Brown State of Missouri na na Former president of DocX LLC pleas guilty. na na na 11/20/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminalForeclosures112012.asp
Lorraine Brown United States of America U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida na Former president of DocX LLC pleas guilty. na na na 11/20/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminalForeclosures112012.asp
Norman Montalvo United States of America U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California na Guilty plea. na na na 11/1/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationCriminalForeclosures112012.asp
Sergio Gutierrez United States of America U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California $89,000 Defendant sentenced to 12 years. na na 4/29/2010 12/6/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/CriminalActions4q2012.asp
Lisa Wright, Cathy Saffer, Barrington Coombs United States of America U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida na Wright sentenced to 66 months, Saffer sentenced to 60 months. na na na 11/2/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
Regina M. Preetorius United States of America U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia $1,700,000 Defendant arraigned and granted bond of $20,000. na na na 10/31/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
Alex P. Soria United States of America U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada $320,266 Defendant sentenced to 37 months. na na na 12/11/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/CriminalActions4q2012.asp
Dean G. Chandler, Shelveen Singh  United States of America U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California $11,000,000 Arraingment follows 9 guilty pleas. In re. Chandler 12CR4031-BEN na 10/2/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirmsCA101512.asp
Rene Solis, Nino Vera, Hector Menendez Ventura County, Calif. na $78,000 Plea agreement reached for Solis. na na na 10/4/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirmsCA101512.asp
Sonia Dixon Rockland County District Attorney Town of Clarkstown Justice Court $13,900 Defendant arraigned and released on her own recognizance. na na na 11/27/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/MortgageFraudLawsuits4q2012.asp
Gaetano Antonelli  Hernando County, Fl. na na Arrested a second time for same crime while out on bond. na na na 10/9/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitleMers123012.asp, www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
Regina M. Preetorius United States of America U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia $1,700,000 Defendant arraigned and granted bond of $20,000. na na na 10/31/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/ForeclosureLawsuits4q2012.asp
Alex P. Soria United States of America U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada $320,266 Defendant sentenced to 37 months. na na na 12/11/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/CriminalActions4q2012.asp
Dean G. Chandler, Shelveen Singh  United States of America U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California $11,000,000 Arraingment follows 9 guilty pleas. In re. Chandler 12CR4031-BEN na 10/2/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirmsCA101512.asp
Rene Solis, Nino Vera, Hector Menendez Ventura County, Calif. na $78,000 Plea agreement reached for Solis. na na na 10/4/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationForeclosureFirmsCA101512.asp
Sonia Dixon Rockland County District Attorney Town of Clarkstown Justice Court $13,900 Defendant arraigned and released on her own recognizance. na na na 11/27/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/MortgageFraudLawsuits4q2012.asp
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Miami-Dade County U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida na Complaint filed. Ruvin v. Federal National Mortgage Association 12-cv-23917 10/29/2012 10/29/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/FeesLawsuits4q2012.asp
MERSCORP, INC., and MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., Defendants MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, RECORDER OF DEEDS, by and through Nancy J. Becker in her official
capacity as Recorder of Deeds of Montgomery County, on its own
behalf and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania na Putative class action over recording fees dismissed in part. MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, :
RECORDER OF DEEDS, by and through :
Nancy J. Becker in her official capacity as Recorder of Deeds of Montgomery County, on its own behalf and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. MERSCORP, INC., and MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., Defendants.
2:11-cv-06968-JCJ-VCF 11/7/2011 10/19/2012 www.mortgagedaily.com/LitigationTitleMers123012.asp


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