Key Case in Florida Supreme Court Could Strike a Blow Against Bank’s Fraudulent Foreclosure Practices

By: Thursday May 10, 2012 3:43 pm

The Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments in an important case that could have wide-ranging implications for foreclosures in that state. The case, Roman Pino v. Bank of New York Mellon, could invalidate the ability of banks to refile documents in situations where the initial documents they filed to foreclose on homeowners were fraudulent. Pino went through a foreclosure on his house in 2008, but attorneys found that the mortgage assignment used in the foreclosure proceedings was signed by known robo-signer Cheryl Samons and stamped with a notarization that was out of date.


Schneiderman Re-Intervenes in Bank of America/Mellon Bank of NY Settlement

By: Wednesday April 11, 2012 7:45 am

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman renewed his work on behalf of investors in the $8.5 billion Bank of America mortgage backed securities settlement yesterday. He filed papers with the New York state Supreme Court (a trial level court in New York), seeking to intervene in the case. His intervention begins to show the limiting effects of the broader mortgage fraud settlement.

Occupy Pittsburgh Calls for Day of Solidarity Tuesday vs Bank of NY/Mellon

By: Monday January 9, 2012 6:30 pm

Occupy Pittsburgh has issued a statement calling for a day of solidarity and action this Tuesday, Jan 10 to coincide with the first day of a court hearing of a lawsuit brought against them by Bank of New York/Mellon. The suit calls for their eviction from the space formerly called Mellon Green, now dubbed by the occupation as People’s Park.

Sunday Late Night: For CEOs, Failure Pays Well

By: Sunday October 2, 2011 8:01 pm

“You’re fired.”

Scary words, for most people.

But for CEOs of American companies, those two scary words still mean an outsized payday.

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