NY Courts Apply New Foreclosure Rules

Supreme Court Justice Meyer, sitting in Rockland County, New York, had an order of reference on a foreclosure action in the matter of City Mortgage Inc. v. McGee. Justice Meyer, upon reviewing the new administrative orders of the chief judge of the New York State Courts, took note that City Mortgage’s lawyer must file an affirmation in a form prescribed by the new administrative order.

The administrative order stated that attorneys for financial institutions involved in foreclosures must include in all such filings a mandatory affirmation that they have communicated with the financial institution’s representative. The representative must have advised them they have personally reviewed the documents and records relating to the case. The personal representative from the financial institution must also have confirmed the actual factual accuracy of the paperwork and filings. Furthermore, they also must confirm that the notarization of the documents submitted by the financial institution was proper and correct.

Justice Meyer stated that “the clear intent of the new rule was to assure accountability for and accuracy of all court filings in foreclosure actions”. The Judge’s position was that after October 20, 2010, the attorney for the financial institution must file an affirmation concerning all applications made at any and all stages of new and pending foreclosure proceedings. Justice Meyer didn’t believe the documentation submitted in this case complied with the administrative judge’s order. Justice Meyer took the position that if he discovers any wrongful filing or any wrongful prosecution of a foreclosure action, it may cause him to institute a disciplinary action and/or other sanctions against the attorney submitting these documents.

Justice Meyer’s position regarding the accuracy and truthfulness in foreclosure proceedings gives defense counsel a very important tool. Now the financial institutions and their attorneys are under the gun to see to it that they have all the correct paperwork before they can institute foreclosure proceedings.

Foreclosure Defense Attorneys

The foreclosure defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo have been representing homeowners in foreclosure proceedings for more than twenty years. Our office takes an aggressive stand in these proceedings. We often counter sue the financial institutions because of their failure to fulfill all of their responsibilities to comply with various statutes and regulations. Our office attends foreclosure conferences in court on behalf of our clients. We assist our clients in mortgage modifications. We discuss with our clients the problems concerning mortgage modification programs. We actively pursue foreclosure defenses for our clients. We also discuss with our clients defective foreclosure lawsuits and issues concerning predatory lending.

If your house is being foreclosed, we are the foreclosure defense attorneys for you. Call us at 1-800-344-6431, 516-561-6645 or 718-350-2802.

Justice Department and Attorney General Investigations

The Justice Department and the Attorney Generals in all 50 states are investigating fraud and improprieties of banks, mortgage companies and financial institutions related to foreclosure proceedings.There are approximately 33 million mortgages in the United States that could possibly be subject to litigation as to who is the appropriate owner of the mortgages, who made the transfers from one institution to another of these mortgages and who has personal knowledge of the information and facts maintained in these mortgages.

There are concerns that borrowers don’t know who they should be making their mortgage payments to.  The financial institutions are nervous that judges will stop foreclosures proceedings even where the borrowers aren’t making payments.  There are already cases where more than one bank has tried to foreclose on the same property.

Disruptions in the Housing Market

The foreclosure and mortgage crisis in the United States are causing significant disruptions in the housing market.  For the economy in the United States to turn around, for employers to start generating jobs for the unemployed and for the banking industry to stabilize, the foreclosure and mortgage crisis must be dealt with expeditiously.

Foreclosure Defense Attorneys

The foreclosure defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo have been representing homeowners in foreclosure proceedings for more than twenty years.  Our office takes an aggressive stand in these proceedings.  We often counter-sue the financial institutions because of their failure to fulfill all of their responsibilities to comply with various statutes and regulations.  Our office attends foreclosure conferences in court on behalf of our clients.  We assist our clients in mortgage modifications.  We discuss with our clients the problems concerning mortgage modification programs.  We actively pursue foreclosure defenses for our clients.  We also discuss with our clients defective foreclosure lawsuits and issues concerning predatory lending.

If your house is being foreclosed, we are the foreclosure defense attorneys for you.  Call us at 1-800-344-6431, 516-561-6645 or 718-350-2802.

Alleged Mortgage Scams Target Seniors

The attorney general for the state of Texas has recently filed suit against Enhanced Mortgage Corporation and Templeton Mortgage Company.  The lawsuit claims the companies fraudulently targeted senior citizens and other individuals not experienced in real estate transactions.  The firms were accused of telling senior citizens who owned property that they would receive up-front cash for their land.  Unfortunately for the seniors, they were not paid the amount of money promised and the payments were not made on the time schedule as agreed.The Texas attorney general is requesting damages in the amount of $20,000.00 for each and every violation of the “Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act”.  The Texas attorney general has stated that it is one of many mortgage scams in the United States.

The mortgage companies chose to use owner-financed mortgages in their scams.  These are mortgages that the buyer obtains directly from the former owner instead of going to a financial institution mortgage company or bank.

There are more than 75 lawsuits currently pending against Enhanced Mortgage Corporation and Templeton Mortgage Company.  The Texas Attorney General has advised property owners who believe they have been fraudulently scammed out of assets to call the office of the attorney general toll free at 1-800-252-8011 to file a complaint.  Complaints can also be filed against these mortgage companies online.

About Our Firm

For more than two decades, our office has been representing individuals concerning mortgage issues.  We help our clients obtain mortgage modifications.  When mortgages go bad, we represent our clients in foreclosure defense.  We represent our clients at foreclosure conferences.  We litigate defective foreclosure proceedings as well as predatory lending issues.  We help our clients stay in their homes!

Should you, a friend, or family member be subject to a foreclosure proceeding, call us.  We can save your home! Our phone numbers are 1-800-344-6431, 516-561-6645 or 718-350-2802.

Foreclosure Papers Need To Be Verified By Attorneys

The Chief Judge of The State of New York , Judge Litman, has recently commented  about a new court rule. The court rule requires attorneys for financial institutions to file an affirmation that they have taken all reasonable steps to verify the accuracy of courts papers that they file in support of residential foreclosure proceedings.

This new court rule is an outgrowth of the problems concerning the accuracy of court documents in foreclosure proceedings in New York State. Chief Judge Jonathan Litman  said “we have an obligation to make sure the attorneys do their do diligence and come to us with credible papers because the consequences of wrongful foreclosures are so great”.

Verification Under Penalties Of Perjury

All future court papers in foreclosure proceedings have to be verified by attorneys
under penalties of perjury. The attorneys must make a diligent inquiry as to the accuracy and truthfulness of said documents. Attorneys must attest “to the best of my knowledge upon information and belief, the summons and complaint and all the documents filed in support of this action for foreclosure are complete and accurate in all relevant respects”.

The intent of this new statue is to deal with problems with regard to financial institution filing inaccurate or bogus notarized affidavits signed by “robo signers”. The courts seek to avoid the wrongful filing and prosecution of foreclosure proceedings.

Investigations are continuing in all 50 states and the District of Colombia with regard to whether the mortgage companies have violated state laws concerning the foreclosure proceedings.

Its hopeful that these new procedures set forth by the administrative judge will deal with some of the inaccuracies and false documents that have been that have been filed in the past in foreclosure proceedings in New York State.

About Our Firm

For more than 30 years our law firm has assisted individuals with mortgage modifications, foreclosure defense and lawsuits involving creditors. We have expertise in defending homeowners in foreclosure lawsuits. We have litigated cases involving predatory lending practices. We are also familiar with the issues involving failed mortgage modification programs. Should you, a friend or family  member be involved  in a foreclosure.  You need a foreclosure defense attorney to represent you.  Our experience in representing  individuals in all aspects of foreclosure defense including but not limited to foreclosure defenses and litigating foreclosure issues makes us one of the foremost foreclosure defense law firms in the metropolitan New York area. Feel free to call us for a free consultation at 516-561-6645, 718-350-2802 or 1-800-344-6431. We are available 7 days a week.

General’s Getting Involved In Foreclosure Mess

At this point there have been articles in newspapers, internet sites, magazines and stories on the radio and television about the foreclosure mortgage mess in the United States.  Attorney General’s in all 50 states are now involved in investigations regarding bank practices that have led to the mortgage foreclosure issues that exist in the Unites States. Situations have been uncovered involving various financial institutions where individuals signed affidavits in foreclosure proceedings that they knew nothing about. They alleged in  sworn affidavits to be presented to courts that they were  familiar with and had reviewed the paperwork and files regarding homeowners houses being placed into foreclosure proceedings. The affidavits were lies.  In some cases the individuals signing these affidavits signed as many as 15,000 affidavits in a month. Is would be physically impossible to review that many files.

Loan Modifications

The Attorney General’s hope to use their investigation to force large financial institutions and banks to be more cooperative with regard to working with homeowners concerning loan modifications.

State Action And Not Federal Action

State Attorney General’s have been in the forefront of pressuring banks and other
financial institutions with  regard  to the  problems  involving sub prime lending. The Attorney  General’s in  the  states are  much closer to these proceedings then the federal prosecutors. The states have been  much more aggressive in dealing with  the  issues of predatory lending practices.

About Our Firm

For more than 30 years our law firm has assisted individuals with mortgage modifications, foreclosure defense and lawsuits involving creditors. We have expertise in defending homeowners in foreclosure lawsuits. We have litigated cases involving predatory lending practices. We are also familiar with the issues involving failed mortgage modification programs. Should you, a friend or family  member be involved  in a foreclosure.  You need a foreclosure defense attorney to represent you.  Our experience in representing  individuals in all aspects of foreclosure defense including but not limited to foreclosure defenses and litigating foreclosure issues makes us one of the foremost foreclosure defense law  firms in the metropolitan New York area. Feel  free to call us for a free consultation at 516-561-6645, 718-350-2802 or 1-800-344-6431. We are available 7 days a week.

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