July 6, 2016
Final Judgment has been entered in favor of a homeowner after full trial in a foreclosure case in Hillsborough County (Tampa) Florida which had originally been brought by JPMorgan Chase. Jeff Barnes, Esq. represented the homeowner and prepared all briefing and tried the case.
JPM had allegedly acquired a WaMu originated loan, which it claimed to have transferred to another party. There were several subsequent transfers to various trusts. At trial, counsel for the plaintiff attempted to introduce a “paragraph 22” letter which was on the letterhead of WaMu but was dated well after WaMu ceased to exist and well after it had filed bankruptcy. No witness could authenticate the letter.
The Judge ruled that the plaintiff failed to offer admissible evidence to satisfy the requirements of paragraph 22 of the Mortgage, and entered Final Judgment in favor of the homeowner.
Jeff Barnes, Esq., www.ForeclosureDefenseNationwide.com