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Nothing has changed much in Washington State, post-Bain!

Op-Ed —

August 16, 2012 is a day that will go down in Washington State’s history when it comes to dealing with the issues created by the licensed lenders in that State who rely on MERS to cover up “dead spots” in the chain of title to properties.  I’m attaching the Supreme Court’s en banc ruling to refresh your memory and to fill in any gaps that might be missing in your thought process.

BAIN V METROPOLITAN MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. ET AL

Only a handful of states in the union agreed with the Washington Supreme Court’s decision insofar that MERS was NOT a real “beneficiary” because it didn’t loan any money and therefore, had no interest in the borrower’s promissory note.  In fact, during the oral arguments presented before the Supreme Court, counsel for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (not “MERS”, which means MERSCORP Holdings, Inc.; I’ll explain in a moment) could NOT identify WHO owned Kristin Bain’s mortgage loan! That didn’t bode well before the justices, who were stunned at the lack of knowledge and almost sheer arrogance of MERSCORP’s counsel.

You see, what the Washington State Supreme Court justices were never presented with, and thus did not have in evidence to be able to make a determination of, is that the Rules enacted by the parent of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. (then MERSCORP, Inc.), specifically note that under Rule 1 § 1, when the term “MERS” is used, it means the PARENT, NOT THE CHILD!  Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. is THE CHILD. The lack of knowledge by the attorneys for the homeowners (for Bain and Selkowitz) and the deliberate omission of MERS’s own “rules” by its representative counsel should be cause for alarm in the way cases are being litigated all across the country!

THE PARENT AND THE CHILD ARE NOT THE SAME!

In fact, they are two distinctly separate Delaware corporations. This was a contrived scheme of mass proportions, created in favor of the banks, which caused tens of millions of fraudulent and misrepresentative documents to be recorded into the land records of all 3,041 counties, townships and boroughs in the United States, literally clouding titles to over 80-million properties!

Thus, when Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. shows up in any legal proceeding, it’s the “empty shell” (a bankruptcy-remote entity with no assets or liabilities; no income or expenses; and no employees) that shows up in court … NOT THE PARENT!  MERSCORP is footing the legal costs in every proceeding (because it is a roughly $2.7-billion a year business model) that operates and argues on the flawed idea that the agent (nominee) and the beneficiary can be one in the same party.

The Tennessee Supreme Court completely gutted the MERS business model in the Ditto decision. MERS v DITTO_TN Supreme Court rules against MERS!  To NOT understand all of the basic tenets of real property and mortgage law could be fatal to you in your foreclosure case!

This is why I am hosting the Foreclosure Defense Workshop in Orlando on September 30-October 1, 2017.  (see below)

Part of the “good fight” in dealing in foreclosure actions is knowing the truth and how to find it (or go after a determination to get at it).  This is a lot of what we are teaching in the workshop, even if you’re going pro se!

You have little time to make reservations, because airfare is going up the closer you get to the date and the number of seats to the event has dramatically shrunk.  If you are even thinking of remotely preparing yourself to “fight the good fight”, you need to be at this event!  Since Hurricane Irma hit Florida and knocked out a lot of the internet connections, many Florida consumers won’t know about this event until this weekend and likely, there will be an onslaught of registrations at the last minute.

FDW ORLANDO REGISTRATION FORM

Meanwhile, back in Washington State … 

It appears that the regulatory agencies that govern the behavior of the banks aren’t falling all over themselves to stop the continual process of recording documents in the land records that makes use of MERS as a “beneficiary”, post-Bain.  Here is one such Consent Order, issued in 2017, that exemplifies my point (sent to me by one of the readers of this blog):

Planet Home Lending

The Consent Order appears to have noted that a violation of the Washington Consumer Protection Act [RCW 31.04.027(2) and (13)] occurred when Planet Home Lending, a lender licensed under Washington law to conduct business in the State, caused several Assignments of Deeds of Trust to be filed in counties all across Washington State, post-Bain, characterizing MERS “as the beneficiary when MERS did not hold the corresponding promissory note.”

While I was not provided with any specific Assignment to review, I would guess (and my guesses are usually pretty right on) that the Assignment was created by employees of the servicer of the loan. Recognizing this scenario is important for two key reasons:

  1. If a consumer is economically affected by the recording of one of these subject, suspect Assignments, the consumer would have to assert a specific violation of the foregoing state statutes; and
  2. If the Assignment of Deed of Trust used MERS to characterize the Assignor as a “beneficiary”, post-Bain, for the purposes of transferring any rights in the note to a REMIC, or even more importantly, to the servicer, who then commences a foreclosure action against the Property, then there may also be a violation of 15 U.S.C. §§ 1641(f) and (g), the Federal Consumer Protection Act.

Through the use of the federal citation, the case then becomes a federal issue, so one would have to get a competent attorney to sort through which would be more effective to prove (as a Plaintiff) against Planet Home Lending, the violation of the Washington Consumer Protection Act (which has a supporting Consent Order to apply to the case as evidence) or the Federal version of the same.

The problem is however, that the Consent Order implies that Planet Home Lending didn’t admit to guilt, even though the State found violations of the foregoing Act (under Agreement and Order Paragraph C). For all intents and purposes, the Order basically said, “Don’t do it again!” and by agreement, any further violations of the Order would be dealt with in the future (to what extent, we do not know).

Now, I can surmise that all of the litigious folk out there affected by the issuance of this Consent Order have realized that there is nothing stopping a consumer from bringing a private right of action against Planet Home Lending (or any other lender or servicer violating the Washington CPA). However, I caution those considering such to use due diligence in determining “damage”, whether actual, compensatory, exemplary or punitive.  Without some sort of financial loss, it may be more difficult to press forward with a CPA violation claim.

That being said, it appears that suit may be brought under the foregoing state statutes in lieu of any decision like Yvanova v New Century Mortgage Corp. et al (California) and Miller v. BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP, 726 F. 3d 717 – Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit 2013 – Google (Texas) that gives consumers the right to challenge the creation of (and subsequent recording of) a suspect document affecting chain of title in the land records of any county in Washington State.  This may also apply in other Consumer Protection Act-related statutes across the country, but it is likely that a consumer would have to conduct some pretty specific discovery (against the mortgage loan servicers’ employees and notaries) to see who ordered the creation of the document and who caused it to be manufactured, for what purpose and determine accountability.

It should also be noted that civil conspiracy is defined in virtually every state statute.  While this term does not in of itself, constitute a cause of action in the literal sense, the act of one or more actors getting together and conspiring to do a thing to scheme that adversely affects the economic or financial well-being of another would certainly be an issue to be considered.

In Florida, for example, Florida Criminal Code § 817.535 makes it a third-degree felony to record a document containing false and misrepresentative information with the intent to deprive another of their property.  While consumers cannot commence criminal proceedings directly, they can file a criminal complaint with the local sheriff’s department (the county land records are the sheriff’s jurisdiction) and pursue a criminal case that way, especially if discovery shows that a civil conspiracy to create the document indeed occurred. You should understand that (based on our past dealings with a certain sheriff’s department) detectives at the county level are either lazy, in defiance of or lack the knowledge to properly and fully investigate such matters, as evidenced by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Department, who could find no wrongdoing in the OSCEOLA COUNTY FORENSIC EXAMINATION.

The foregoing subject matter is only PART OF what we’re going to cover in the upcoming Foreclosure Defense Workshop.  Thus, the tools and weapons that pro se litigants and litigants being represented by counsel are being refined to be more effective and the means by which documents are challenged has also been refined (AND PROVEN) to work!  There are three specific things I’m going to be sharing at the workshop in this regard, in addition to the newly-developed tactics by Rich Kalinoski, the attorney lecturing to those attending this workshop.

Again, this is the ONLY workshop we’re doing in 2017.  We have not decided whether we’re going to do another workshop again. Rich is very busy implementing his new developments and for this reason, may stifle any efforts to conduct a workshop in the future.  Know this … legal tools will be available to all of those who attend!

In the meantime, keep researching and “fighting the good fight”.

Dave Krieger is the author of several books, including Clouded Titles, available on his website.  He consults attorneys in foreclosure matters and drafts pleadings and conducts research for attorneys and litigants. Mr. Krieger is Managing Member of DK Consultants LLC in San Antonio, Texas. 

 

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Dave Krieger Hosts City Spotlight Today! LIVE AT 2 PM!

BREAKING NEWS — 

Clouded Titles author Dave Krieger is the weekly show host of WKDW-FM’s “City Spotlight – Special Edition”, which customarily airs at 6:00 p.m. EDT on Friday.  Until the station fully upgrades its phone system, we will be presenting our broadcasts as pre-taped, with the exception of today.

Those of you in the WKDW-FM (97.5 mhz) listening area can hear the broadcast live at 2:00 p.m. EDT today.  We plan on having city and county officials on the program to update conditions in the area affected by Hurricane Irma and what is being done to bring everything back to normal.

The real treat for the regular Friday night listeners, is that we are going to “embellish” the live broadcast, which will be taped to run on the internet at kdwradio.com (if the internet is back up and running by then), is the broadcast done live today, with some additional audio clips you will find to be hilarious and quite “stinging”, given Florida Governor Rick Scott’s messages of “If you don’t leave, you will die!”

This Op-Ed and informational show will be most informative and also critical of the way the news media, the National Hurricane Center and the Governor’s Office portrayed the storm.  No holds barred.  We’re taking aim at price gouging, including the retail markup of generators, which weren’t available BEFORE the hurricane, but all of sudden, they seem to be everywhere, marked up from what they were in price before the storm.

Widespread panic created by manipulated and hours-old information cannot and should not be tolerated.  That is what we are dealing with here …

You have to ask yourself, can TV weathermen and cub news reporters be trusted?  Really?   Tune in and find out how scathing we can be in our critique of the way things were handled … gas lines … traffic snarls … mass evacuations … power outages … gas shortages … and those black helicopters that keep flying at low altitude over my house (I’m not kidding here) … who do they belong to?

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JOIN DAVE KRIEGER ON CITY SPOTLIGHT … FRIDAY NIGHT AT 6:00 P.M. EDT!

(BREAKING NEWS) — 

Clouded Titles author Dave Krieger hosts his weekly radio show, featuring guest real estate agents Sal Guiliano and Linda Kelly (from Elevate Real Estate Brokers) talking about the “ins and outs” of buying and selling real estate in today’s hot Florida seller’s market.

Dave also has the latest updates from the nation’s courts on foreclosures, new case law and interesting takes on the financial markets, along with R. J. Malloy, retired attorney (and Dave’s “legal voice of reason”), WKDW-FM Station Manager (and former law clerk to a federal district court judge).  You won’t find the “truth” anywhere else but here!   Click the WKDW logo to listen live!

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FOR THOSE WHO MISSED THE FREE WEBINAR … LISTEN FREE NOW!

BREAKING NEWS — (for those who missed or had trouble getting on last night’s FREE webinar call) … from Dave Krieger:
We had a smashing webinar last night with Lou Brown and Al West and myself. I highly recommend that you listen to this webinar if you have any interest in defending against and defeating the Banks. We talked about “End Game” strategies. This should give you some insight into some newly developed solutions that are tried and true. We would love to see you at the end game strategies workshop in Biloxi, Mississippi on June 13 and 14th. Either way, listen to the webinar and let me know what you think.  You can email me directly at cloudedtitles@gmail.com!
To register call 1-800-578-8580. Seating is limited so be sure to reserve your seats today!

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END GAME STRATEGIES WORKSHOP REMINDER!

IMPORTANT REMINDER!

Many of our blog post readers have not yet made plans to sign up to attend the one and only Biloxi event, entitled “END GAME STRATEGIES” (workshop).  This is a reminder that this is the ONLY live event that Al West and I are going to do this year.  Past this year, I cannot guarantee that Mr. West will be willing to do any other events past this one!

The event was posted earlier on this blog site: https://cloudedtitlesblog.com/2017/05/09/two-day-end-game-strategy-workshop-coming-to-biloxi/

There is a link on that post to sign up to attend, which is being provided again here:

https://vip.infusionsoft.com/saleform/nathnifot

I cannot help but advise that anyone that is in need of a “lifeline” to save their home needs to attend this workshop!

There is also a link on the foregoing site, where if you have attended a previous COTA or Quiet Title Workshop, you will get a discount to attend this event.  If you have not attended a previous event that DK Consultants LLC has hosted, then you would have to pay full retail to attend because the event is being sponsored by Lou Brown’s investor group, Streetsmart!

Now, ask yourself why investors are attending this workshop.

Because they want to learn how to shut down the banks at their own game!   When an investor can either “buy time” or shut down the banks “with a win”, it puts a solid paycheck in their pocket!

In this post, I have included WHAT you’re going to learn in this workshop!

END GAME STRATEGIES WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

We have new strategies to share that are being used to stop the banks dead in their own tracks! 

If you have a pending foreclosure looming in your “present day”, you need to consider investing in your future.

You cannot stay in your “present day”, facing a foreclosure, without an End Game Strategy.   Anyone who does not have a “plan” or a “strategy”, loses.  I hate it when homeowners get tossed out of their homes, many of them with loads of equity, for whatever reason.

I have set my mission to assist homeowners in their fight, but every mission executed comes with a price … time!

Time is money! 

For those of you facing this harsh reality, it is more than a wake-up call because you face displacement from the American Dream.  I realize that this was never your intention.  In an uncertain economy and with Congress all wrapped up in the bipartisan fight over deregulation, another housing bubble looms over America … again.

Every time one of these bubbles burst, people lose jobs, resulting in loss of income, resulting in more foreclosures because people can’t make their mortgage payments.  Most Americans do not realize that this entire plot against them was by design.  That design plan started in the early 90’s and has resulted in an aftermath that I may write another book about.  Even Thomas Jefferson warned us about what the central banks could do to this country, but many of us succumbed to indoctrinated impulses and “took the bait”, not knowing that on the other end, both foreign and domestic “investors” were actually funding the purchase of our homes.

Sadly, most homeowners do NOT fully understand securitization, which is why readers of this post need to be fully aware, to be able to educate them and show them where they need to focus their efforts.  People who have attended my workshops in the past are actively helping homeowners and making a difference in their lives.

Whatever you invest in attending in this workshop, the use of the knowledge will come back to you tenfold.

We do not want to “leave you hanging”.  We are attempting to set up a webinar with Lou Brown, the host of this event, this coming Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. EDT.  If you are riding the fence on whether or not you want to attend this event, you need to get onto this webinar.  It’s FREE to get on the webinar … what do you have to lose? …

… besides your home!

STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS! 

 

 

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