Landmark case in foreclosure fight
Bob Massi weighs in
- Duration 3:42
- Date May 10, 2012
Bob Massi weighs in
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-- minutes after the top of the hour remember when banks boxed foreclosures by letting.
Robots sign the papers well should those families get to keep their homes sent a big decision is about to come down in Florida Fox News legal.
Bob Massi joins me with more on this good morning about the morning good -- -- so I remember these cases where.
People were able to keep their homes right because the -- this robo calling a robo signing had taken place explain how we got to this point.
This this is a great case it's going to be heard from the Florida Supreme Court today here's what happened.
A law firm file for judicial foreclosure in Florida judicial foreclosures.
Mean that the court has to enter the order to -- close.
And the lawyer that represented the home owner Gretchen said.
Hey wait a second.
I believe that there are some questions about the documents that you filed with the court.
So that they -- for depositions were to be taken which is sworn testimony.
The bank beside him on their own to voluntarily.
Dismiss the case because the documents were fraudulent that were -- Civil lawyer and up ends up right immediate an arrangement as settlement confidential with his client but the -- -- wait -- second.
If he used the bank.
File fraudulent papers with the court and you have a lawyer is an -- -- the court.
You should not be allowed to just dismiss this case without sanctions against you.
So what he did it went to the appellate court in Florida the appellate court -- -- the Florida and the Supreme Court that -- is going to roll.
That if -- lender follows a foreclosure action against the homeowner.
And the documents state -- were fraudulent.
Why should they be allowed to dismiss the case and get a second bite of the apple a tremendous.
Argument by this lawyer.
And I can't wait to see what the Supreme Court doesn't floor well -- -- Floridians should be proud what do you think McCormack it.
Well here's what that here's what they're being asked the lawyer that represented the homeowners saying -- it.
If you file a fraudulent document for the court remember Richard we as lawyers.
We this is like this is not only ethical violation if you know only do it there should be a consequence he is saying the court judge.
We they should not be allowed to -- against these people they shouldn't get this this is not like it looks Gretchen.
This is not like oh geez I follow the wrong document.
These are fraudulent documents seizure of documents that we're going to take somebody's house away.
Which you and I have reported -- Hundreds and thousands of people in this country's hole in our country homes were taken away won't -- because there was fraud involved.
This court will hear the arguments today.
They're giving each side about 125 minutes the justices will ask questions and then probably the next few months.
They will render a decision if they roll in favor this homeowner.
And they say that these -- have a responsibility.
And should not get a second bite of the apple right gigantic consequences.
For homeowners and lenders in Florida and actually throughout the country where there's judicial foreclosure very interesting to follow this case because although the case.
Mike at their -- at their homes back.
I hope I I wanna see it let her -- get slam I would sleep very good.
Let me let there you haven't.
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