“None of the named defendants have the right or authority to foreclose under (state law) or by contractual right,” he says in the lawsuit.
Published: Tuesday, May 11, 2010
By Jameson Cook, Daily Tribune Staff Writer
Lawsuits filed in maneuver to try to stop foreclosure, recover losses from alleged overpayments, improper approval.
About 90 homeowners in Oakland and Macomb counties have accused more than two dozen banks of deceptive lending and other wrongdoing by approving loans far exceeding the plaintiffs’ ability to pay and charging excessive fees, among other allegations.
The accusations are levied in two lawsuits filed in each county’s circuit court within the past two weeks through the Troy-based Michigan Loan Compliance Advisory Group Inc., created to help homeowners in trouble with their mortgages. A third lawsuit with about 10 plaintiffs is expected to be filed in Wayne County Circuit Court this week.
The lawsuits represent an emerging tactic nationwide for struggling homeowners in their attempt to fight off potential foreclosure and gain relief on stifling mortgages from some of the country’s largest banks.
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