February 28, 2017

Today, the Foreclosure Department of the Supreme Court of New York, Nassau County, elevated a foreclosure case to a Bad Faith hearing, where the homeowner will request a dismissal with prejudice, attorneys’ fees, and other sanctions against Christiana Trust, who has failed to appear for foreclosure settlement hearings on three occasions and where the borrower has completed three trial modifications, paying in excess of $40,000.00 in trial mod payments. Jeff Barnes, Esq. was recently retained to represent the homeowner, with Donna Douglas, Esq. as local New York counsel.

Mr. Barnes appeared in court in Mineola, New York today in connection with the scheduled settlement hearing and requested relief for Christiana Trust’s bad faith conduct. The case was one of eighty-one (81) foreclosure cases on today’s docket.

New York courts may elevate a case from the foreclosure resolution department to a Bad Faith hearing. Mr. Barnes had provided a letter to the servicer on February 3, 2017 notifying the servicer of the history of the case and of the hearing and demanded a permanent loan modification in view of the three prior completed trial modifications.

Jeff Barnes, Esq.,

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