August 9, 2011
Jeff Barnes, Esq. has been admitted pro hac vice in the Kent County, Michigan court in connection with a case involving a securitization. This is Mr. Barnes’ second admission in Michigan, this time through local counsel Michael Almassian, Esq. He was previously admitted in Washtenaw County, Michigan in connection with the Hendricks decision through and with local Michigan counsel James Fraser, Esq.
We are pleased to welcome Ivey Fosbinder Fosbinder LLC of Maui, Hawaii to our network. We will be working with the Firm to defend both judicial and nonjudicial foreclosures in Maui.
The Washington Attorney General has filed suit against ReconTrust, the foreclosure “substitute trustee” arm of Bank of America which formerly conducted foreclosure sales for Countrywide. The lawsuit sets forth numerous illegal and unlawful practices on the part of ReconTrust, including violating its duties as a trustee to borrowers by concealing the true owner of the mortgage loan; falsely representing that obligations are owed to MERS when they are not; falsely representing that the “creditor” to whom certain obligations are owed is BAC Home Loan Servicing when the loan is actually owned by what the AG calls a “securitization trust”; and making false representations in foreclosure documents and trustee’s deeds. The suit seeks injunctive relief and monetary sanctions for each violation as well.
For years, we have seen ReconTrust and B of A run roughshod over borrowers with false misrepresentations in foreclosure documents and a pattern of intentionally concealing the true owner of a mortgage loan, and lie to the Courts over and over again. We have and will continue to bring these issues to the Courts, and will now also make the Courts aware that the Attorney General of Washington has deemed it necessary to sue ReconTrust as its intentional and willful wrongful and illegal actions pose a significant danger to the public.
Jeff Barnes, Esq., www.ForeclosureDefenseNationwide.com