Posts Tagged: ‘National Mortgage Foreclosure Settlement’

$5 Million Foreclosure Fraud Verdict puts National Mortgage Settlement into Question

November 16, 2015 Posted by kingcade

A Texas jury’s recent decision to award more than $5 million in damages and fees for the fraudulent foreclosure of a single home has put the $25 billion national mortgage settlement into question.

This month, a jury in Houston awarded $5.38 million to a couple on the grounds that Wells Fargo Bank and Carrington Mortgage Services knowingly submitted false documents to force them out of their home. The financial compensation for the homeowners is as follows:  $150,000 in financial injuries, $40,000 for mental anguish, $5 million in punitive damages and $190,000 in attorney’s fees.

There have been approximately 6 million foreclosures since the start of the foreclosure crisis in 2008 and many of them were completed with robo-signed, fabricated or fraudulent documents.  If we apply the $5.38 million jury award to all of those loans, the potential cost from the foreclosure fraud scandal is closer to $32.28 trillion!

This estimate represents the extreme edge of the financial hit to the industry.  But while the settlement did not preclude individual civil suits like this one, it’s obvious that most victims of foreclosure do not have the financial means to go back and forth in court like this family did.

That is where law enforcement must step in and protect the rights of foreclosure victims lacking these type resources.  Looking at this verdict, the $25 billion National Mortgage Settlement has been anything but generous as it represents roughly 0.08 percent of the total possible exposure.

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Choosing the right attorney can make the difference between whether or not you can keep your home. A well-qualified Miami foreclosure defense attorney will not only help you keep your home, but they will be able to negotiate a loan that has payments you can afford. Miami foreclosure defense attorney Timothy Kingcade has helped many facing foreclosure alleviate their stress by letting them stay in their homes for at least another year, allowing them to re-organize their lives. If you have any questions on the topic of foreclosure please feel free to contact me at (305) 285-9100. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia website at www.miamibankruptcy.com.

 

Florida Homeowners Eligible for Payout from Mortgage Settlement – Claim Deadline: January 18, 2013

December 11, 2012 Posted by kingcade

As a part of the $25 billion national mortgage foreclosure settlement, Florida homeowners who lost their homes between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2011 are eligible for a portion of the settlement. Attorney General Pam Bondi announced that those borrowers have until January 18, 2013 to file a claim. Qualified homeowners have been mailed forms they can simply fill out and send in to receive payment. Attorney General Bondi is urging everyone to complete these forms as soon as possible. Payment checks will be mailed out in mid-2013.

To be eligible for a payout, borrowers must have had mortgages serviced by one of the following banks: Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citi, JPMorgan Chase or Ally. Across the nation, approximately two million borrowers are scheduled to receive a payout as part of the settlement and $1.5 billion has been set aside for these payouts. The amount of the payout will depend on the number of borrowers who claim their payment. If you did not receive a form in the mail but believe you may be eligible, contact the settlement administrator at 1-866-430-8358.

To read more on this story visit: http://www.news-press.com/article/20121129/NEWS01/121129007/0/pbcs.dll/Florida-borrowers-who-lost-home-foreclosure-until-Jan-18-claim-settlement?odyssey=nav%7Chead

Choosing the right attorney can make the difference between whether or not you can keep your home. A well-qualified attorney will not only help you keep your home, but they will be able to negotiate a loan that has payments you can afford. Foreclosure defense attorney, Timothy Kingcade has helped many facing foreclosure alleviate their stress by letting them stay in their homes for at least another year, allowing them to re-organize their lives. If you have any questions on the topic of foreclosure please feel free to contact me at (305) 285-9100. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. website at www.miamibankruptcy.com.