Sunday, August 17, 2014

FOECLOSURE AUCTION HEARINGS BY USDOJ: Antitrust Division : Upcoming Public Hearings in Pending Cases

USDOJ: Antitrust Division : Upcoming Public Hearings in Pending Cases



 




Upcoming Public Hearings in Pending Cases

On this page:


Overview

Under the law, victims of Federal crimes such as antitrust
violations are entitled to certain rights. One of these is the right
to reasonable, accurate, and timely notice of any public court
proceeding.


This page lists named defendants (and products or industries
involved) in pending cases prosecuted by the Antitrust Division for
which public court proceedings are scheduled.


Note: Hearing dates and times are subject to
last-minute change. Although every effort has been made to provide
current information, before attending a hearing you may wish to phone
the court directly to confirm.




Hearings by Product or Service

Real estate foreclosure auctions
Tax liens

Hearing Details

Hearings are listed in alphabetical order by defendant name.

TURNING “MISERY INTO MONEY”: THE INJUSTICE INDUSTRY OF THE BANKS | LIBERTY ROAD MEDIA

TURNING “MISERY INTO MONEY”: THE INJUSTICE INDUSTRY OF THE BANKS | LIBERTY ROAD MEDIA

Thursday, August 14, 2014

California Foreclosure Warrior, Frank Swenson, Succumbs to Heart Failure

ANOTHER DEATH BY FORECLOSURE

In Memory
of
Frank Leland Swenson

November 14, 1945 - July 7, 2014
Resident of Oakland, California


Another good man -- father, grandfather, friend, neighbor and contractor -- has given his life in his fight to save his homes from foreclosure by JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA.  On the evening of July 7, 2014 Frank's heart gave out.  The endless years of the foreclosure war with Chase Bank and their siege mentality proved be too much for Frank Leland Swenson of Oakland, California.


Over a five year span Chase foreclosed and auctioned off one home through various nefarious questionable schemes, lies, and tactics. Frank had managed to work out a short sale on a second home where an adult child had lived. Frank was in litigation on a third home where he lived and was found dead in his bathroom.

Days before Frank's heart failed him, we visited at Cole Coffee where we discussed various foreclosure cases where the homeowners were prevailing against Chase and their greed machine.  Though Frank appeared pale, thin and frail, his determination and will remained strong.  We spoke about Saint Michael the Archangel and Psalms 118.  We tried to imagine a future time free of our struggles, a time of peace and joy.

 
Ironically seven weeks after Frank's death, Chase is discussing a loan modification with his son as Administrator of his father's estate.The foreclosure war has been handed down to a younger generation.

Jamie Dimon's (CEO of JPMC) ruthless foreclosure practices and policies brought about the early death of Frank Swenson who was a devoted father, a practicing Catholic, friend, and foreclosure fighter.  Dimon's dirty hands are clearly visible in this tragedy and thousands of others past, present and future.

Let us remember Frank with love and gratitude.

 Rest in Peace Dear Friend, Rest in Peace.
Blessed be.

A reading from the Book of Wisdom 3:1-6, 9
The souls of the just are in the hand of God
     and no torment shall touch them.
They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;
     and their passing away was thought an affliction
     and their going forth from us, utter destruction.
     But they are in peace.
For if in the eyes of men, indeed they be punished,
     yet is their hope full of immortality;
Chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed,
     because God tried them,
     and found them worthy of himself.
As gold in the furnace, he proved them,
     and as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself.
Those who trust in him shall understand truth,
     and the faithful shall abide with him in love:
Because grace and mercy are with his holy ones,
     and his care is with his elect.
The word of the Lord.


God our Father,
Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by Your command we return to dust.

Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for Frank Leland Swenson's family,
relatives and friends,
and for all the dead known to You alone.

In company with Christ,
Who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family,
to sing Your praise forever and ever.


Amen.




Nov. 14, 1945 - July 7, 2014
Resident of Oakland
A Memorial on Saturday, July 26th, 11am, at Roberts Park, 10570 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/insidebayarea/obituary.aspx?pid=171776961#sthash.YUsP8e6G.dpuf

Frank Leland Swenson


1945 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Frank Leland Swenson Obituary
Frank Leland Swenson
Nov. 14, 1945 - July 7, 2014
Resident of Oakland
A Memorial on Saturday, July 26th, 11am, at Roberts Park, 10570 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA. All are welcome to attend.
Published in Inside Bay Area on July 20, 2014
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/insidebayarea/obituary.aspx?pid=171776961#sthash.YUsP8e6G.dpuf

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Panel Addresses 'Bad Faith' in Foreclosure Negotiations | New York Law Journal

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Panel Addresses 'Bad Faith' in Foreclosure Negotiations | New York Law Journal

JPMorgan Brings Foreclosure Case In Mortgage In Which It Was Just A Servicer, Court Finds Bank Committed Fraud | Zero Hedge

JPMorgan Brings Foreclosure Case In Mortgage In Which It Was Just A Servicer, Court Finds Bank Committed Fraud | Zero Hedge


An interesting development out of Jean Johnson, Circuit Judge in Duval Country, Florida, where in a case filed by JPMorgan/WaMu, as Plaintiff, and law firm of Shapiro and Fishman, attempted to evict defendants Hank and Marilyn Pocopanni. As basis for the legal case, WaMu had submitted an assignment of mortgage, which however the court just
found never actually belonged to WaMu, and instead was carried on the books of Fannie Mae. Once this was uncovered is where this case gets really interesting: In point 5 of the filing we read that the "plaintiff  predecessor counsel made "clerical errors" when it represented to the Court that the plaintiff was the owner and holder of the note and mortgage rather than the servicer for the owner."  Which means that only Fannie had the right to foreclose upon the Pocopannis, yet JPM, as servicer, decided to take that liberty itself.


And here the Judge got really angry: "The court finds WAMU, with the assistance of its previous counsel, Shapiro and Fishman, submitted the assignment when [they] knew that only Fannie Mae was entitled to foreclose on the Mortgage, and that WAMU never owned or held the note and Mortgage." And, oops, "the Court finds by clear and convincing
evidence that WAMU, Chase and Shapiro & Fishman committed fraud on this Court"
and that these "acts committed by WAMU, Chase and Shapiro amount to a "knowing deception intended to prevent the defendants from discovery essential to defending the claim" and are therefore fraud.



While the Judge in this case did not also find declaratory damages against the plaintiff, and while the case of the defendants is unclear (we would expect Fannie to file a foreclosure act on its own soon enough), the question of just how pervasive this form of "fraud" in the judicial system is certainly relevant. Because if JPM takes the liberty of
foreclosing on mortgages as merely servicer, when it has no legal ground for such an action, who knows how many such cases the legal system is currently clogged up with
. The implications for the REO and foreclosures track for banks could be dire as a result of this ruling, as this could severely impact the ongoing attempt by banks to hide as much excess inventory in their books in the quietest way possible.


Our advice to any party caught in a foreclosure process is to immediately go to www.fnma.com and use the Lookup Tool to see if Fannie is still mortgage owner of
record, if a foreclosure suit has been brought up by a plaintiff otherthan the GSE.


We are confident quite a few other such cases will promptly appear.