In Uncategorized on March 15, 2011 at 6:11 am
On Monday March 14, I had the opportunity to discuss the emerging case law surrounding the foreclosure crisis in Ohio and its implications for future homeowners, real estate investors and others. The presentation and question and answer can be viewed on Youtube:
Marc Dann Speech to Cleveland Title Association Part 1
Marc Dann Speech to Cleveland Title Association Part 2
For More information about representation regarding Foreclosure in Ohio
Or Call Law Offices of Marc Dann 216-373-0539
In Uncategorized on March 14, 2011 at 10:56 pm
March 14, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Grace Doberdruk joins the Law Office of Marc E. Dann Co. LPA
As of January 27, 2011, Grace Doberdruk has joined the Law Office of Marc E. Dann Co. LPA as an Associate Attorney focused on fighting foreclosure fraud.
Marc Dann, along with his colleague Jim Douglass, recently filed three major class action lawsuits aimed at preventing foreclosure fraud; the first against Lerner Sampson & Rothfuss accusing the foreclosure mill law firm of routinely filing un-provable foreclosure suits through the use of false and manufactured documentation. Two more class action suits quickly followed, one against Bank of America and the other against US Bank Home Mortgage, alleging failure to offer permanent loan modifications to HAMP program participants.
With these major lawsuits at hand, in addition to many individual foreclosure defense cases, Dann welcomes the talents of Doberdruk.
“Grace came to my office seeking advice on a foreclosure case she was handling and I was so impressed with her skills, her potential and her passion for the issue, that I asked her to join the team,” said Dann.
Doberdruk received several notable accolades while a student at Cleveland Marshall College of Law, including the Barrister Scholarship, the CALI Excellence for the Future Award, the Frank L. Bartak Award as Outstanding Student in Torts and an Associate position on the Journal of Law & Health.
After graduating law school with honors, Doberdruk went on to start her own practice focused on civil litigation, including foreclosure.
In Uncategorized on March 10, 2011 at 8:20 am
In Uncategorized on March 9, 2011 at 12:22 am
At the heart of our putative Class Action against Ohio Foreclosure Mill Lerner Sampson and Rothfuss, Judge Gwin ruled on Friday that filing foreclosures based on manufactured assignments and affidavits and filing foreclosures on behalf of parties who do not hold the note, would if proven constitute a violation of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act and that such violations, if proven would also constitute a violation of the Ohio Consumers Sales Practices Act.
For more information about Foreclosures
Gwin’s Order on motion to dismiss
In labor, Uncategorized, Working Class Issues on March 3, 2011 at 7:49 am
It is proof SB 5, the Ohio Legislature’s effort to gut collective bargaining for public employees is only about attacking pubic employee unions who those legislators view as a political enemy is that the conservative legislators promoting this effort are missing a chance to focus on the real problem with the cost of government in Ohio. These “alleged” conservatives are ignoring the much bigger problem:
The problem in Ohio isn’t that pubic employees are overpaid for the hard and important work that they do. The problem is that we have too many local government entities in Ohio and hence too many public employees.
As a Liberty School Board Member, I was horrified to watch as two public school districts, Girard and Liberty operated with no cooperative cost sharing whatsoever existed side by side in the same 5 by 5 mile square. Citizens who live down the street from the new Girard High School actually live in the Liberty School District. Separate police, fire, road and rescue services are duplicated in the same jurisdiction.
As Attorney General, I was amazed at the inefficiency and waste that the existence of more than 1000 police departments and 88 Sheriff’s Offices caused for real tax dollars that should have been devoted to fighting crime
If Ohio’s leaders were truly serious about the reform of the laws surrounding public employee collective bargaining they would not be focusing on limiting collective bargaining rights but instead focusing on creating processes tools and financial incentives that empower school districts, county governments and local governments with collective bargaining agreements to consolidate services or merge.
In Forclosure, Uncategorized, Working Class Issues on March 3, 2011 at 7:29 am
A consensus has appeared to emerge, even among the legal and corporate players in the Foreclosure debacle that the status quo is unacceptable. The debate in State Attorneys General’s Offices, the new Federal Consumer Protection Agency and among the Loan Servicers is trying to frame an appropriate remedy for the problem. Todays New York Times outlines how the debate is shaping up.
Unfortunately some important players remain in denial. According to the Times The acting comptroller of the currency, John Walsh, the top federal banking regulator said:
“… that while there were widespread problems with documentation and oversight of law firms and other crucial links in the foreclosure chain, only a “small number of foreclosure sales should not have proceeded.”
He clearly has not been litigating foreclosure cases in Cuyahoga County. The problems are much more widespread than anyone is willing to admit.
Others are just starting to wake up to the problem. HSBC has announced that it is suspending its foreclosure processes.
Some players want to assess penalties and damages and apply those funds to a renewed modification process. For the first time the idea of using assessed fines and penalties to buy down mortgage principal in underwater mortgages is being seriously considered. Although there is still no discussion of reeling in the Federal Housing Administration’s arbitrary, costly and anti-consumer policies.