Five months ago Bank of America filed foreclosure papers on the home of a couple who didn’t owe a dime on their home. In fact, the owners had paid CASH for their home. No mortgage owed to anyone – ever.
The case went to court and the homeowners were able to prove they didn’t owe Bank of America anything on the house.
A Collier County Judge agreed and after the hearing, Bank of America was ordered, by the court to pay the legal fees of the homeowners’, Maurenn Nyergers and her husband.
The Judge said the bank wrongfully tried to foreclose on the Nyergers’ house.
After more than 5 months of the judge’s ruling, the bank still hadn’t paid the legal fees, and the homeowner’s attorney did exactly what the bank tried to do to the homeowners. He seized the bank’s assets.
“They’ve ignored our calls, ignored our letters, legally this is the next step to get my clients compensated, ” said the home owners’ attorney Todd Allen.
Sheriff’s deputies, movers, and the Nyergers’ attorney went to the bank and foreclosed on it. The attorney gave instructions to to remove desks, computers, copiers, filing cabinets and any cash in the teller’s drawers.
After about an hour of being locked out of the bank, the bank manager handed the attorney a check for the legal fees.
“As a foreclosure defense attorney this is sweet justice” says Allen.
As a Realtor, I can tell you that many home owners have been the victim of banks who missed important details or just didn’t respond in a timely manner to legal matters.
I’m dancing the happy dance for these folks. Good for the Nyergers.