Note this whole article is worth a read.. check it out by clicking on title link. Don't you wonder why the bank lawyers are not going to jail after filing false documents???? Pay particular attention to the fact that the lawyer is representing both forecloser and buyer of property - something we have talked about before....
`Twilight Zone' Foreclosure Law Firm Draws Fine, Suits in New York Courts - Bloomberg: "Steven J. Baum’s New York foreclosure law firm has attracted lawsuits and fines for its actions during the housing crisis, with one judge likening its arguments to something out of the “Twilight Zone.”
As recently as last month, Baum’s firm, which one lawyer for homeowners said processes about half the foreclosures in New York state, was ordered to pay $14,532.50 in legal fees and costs and a $5,000 fine by Nassau County District Court Judge Scott Fairgrieve in Hempstead, New York.
The judge said that when Paul Raia refused to vacate a Garden City co-op after foreclosure, Baum’s firm filed an eviction petition that misidentified the lender.
“Falsities were contained in five paragraphs out of only ten paragraphs in the entire petition,” Fairgrieve wrote in his Nov. 23 decision."
and the next part: Pay particular attention to the fact that the lawyer is representing both forecloser and buyer of property