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Bagels at a Bar Mitzvah​ and a CA Boo Boo Part One

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By Doug Boggs                July 12, 2019

I personally don’t know if one might find bagels at a Bar Mitzvah, but I do know of a CA Boo Boo.

I recently found myself lost in a website reading through a Comment thread from a post named “Bagels at a Bar Mitzvah” and came across some interesting exchanges. This process wound me through a few different paths and down some shill filled rabbit holes. It was in that chaos of information that I came across a CA boo boo.

Now for clarity, this CA boo boo was not a code or quotable precedent but a moniker to a commenter whom I then followed a few thought trails. I will borrower this moniker though to help make my metaphor, thank you very much. The CA boo boo that I will be showing in this post stems from California’s SB1638. This legislation that the state Senate voted on in the summer of 1996 made a change to CA Civil Code 2934a that began on January 1, 1998. You can follow and learn more on this issue by visiting my previous post dedicated specifically to senate bill 1638. This legislative debacle helped to create arguments for Fraud and Standing to be viable causes of action to address in any given foreclosure. This legislation also made every deed of trust in the state, since January 1, 1998, void. That is a CA boo boo.

If every deed of trust is found to be void due to the fact that there is no independent trustee then that would bring up the question of Standing. Perhaps an argument in the alternative. Standing, or the argument for the lack thereof, is gaining some momentum in foreclosure courts as of lately. I find it a valuable cause of action because in all of the loan securitization audits that I have ever reviewed from anywhere across the country I have found fraud, forgery, and corruption leading to an argument for Standing, to say the least. Although, an argument for standing vs a ruling in your favor regarding your argument for standing is two different things. Due to corrupt courts, there are no guarantees about anything and therefore everything must be questioned.

What I have found is that most lawyers and nearly all of any Pro Se litigants take too much information for granted as prima facie. The Latin term prima facie means “at first glance,” or “at first appearance,” and it is generally used to describe how a situation appears on initial observation. In the legal system, prima facie is commonly used to refer to either a piece of evidence which is presumed to be true when first viewed or a legal claim in which enough evidence is presented to support the validity of the claim. In the U.S. legal system, there must be a prima facie case in order to commence legal proceedings, meaning that there must be enough evidence at first glance to assume that the plaintiff has a valid legal claim. This does not mean there must be sufficient evidence to prove the claim when filing, as determining the presence and truth of such evidence is the purpose of the trial system. The term prima facie is sometimes confused with the term res ipsa loquitor, which means “the thing speaks for itself.” Res ipsa loquitur may be used to refer to a situation in which the facts make it self-evident that the negligence, liability, or responsibility for damages lies with a party, based on the very nature of the accident or injury.

However, Res ipsa loquitur aside, if you don’t go down every rabbit hole this can come back to bite you in the proverbial ass. The difference between these two terms is that prima facie means there is enough evidence to file or pursue a case. Res ipsa loquitur means that the facts are so obvious that there is no need for further explanation. Let’s look further into that.

In my reviews of countless legal foreclosure cases, every legal team acting on behalf of any financial institution or beneficiary has filed facts as Res ipsa loquitur. When I was put in this position I chose to Respond and argue that nothing is self-evident in a non-judicial foreclosure. This is due to the idea of the self-evidence in a non-judicial foreclosure stems from the check and balance of the independence of the trustee who is ordered to participate in the transaction at arms length. In other words, it was the intent of the court to place the trustee to act on its behalf. This is where the filings of the trustee, as per the rules of the power of sale clause, come into play under the guise of their presumption of correctness. Since it is the intent of the law that the trustee is to act independently of either party in order to best protect the title as per the power of sale clause in a deed of trust agreement, thereby creating the presumption of correctness to any document filed, by amendment to the civil code of the power of sale clause negating the independence of the trustee thereby eliminates any presumption of correctness of the trustee acting as the adjudicating arm of a non-judicial foreclosure proceeding. The presumed protections to the borrower, or title owner, have all but been eliminated when the foreclosing party is able to file any document whether it is true or not in order to quickly and fraudulently foreclose since the trustee is acting on behalf of the foreclosing party. In order for this trustee to act on behalf of the judiciary, it was deemed by the CA Supreme Court to be independent. Because of this independence, it was assumed that the documents and rules to be followed in a non-judicial foreclosure are Res ipsa loquitur. However, since the SB1638 legislative decision in 1996 took away the independence of the trustee in a deed of trust agreement it is a veritable no-man’s-land in the legal lawless world of foreclosure. Res ipsa loquitur be damned. Question everything!

The amendment to CA Civil Code 2934a, due to the approved legislation of SB 1638(1996) gave the banks the power to replace a trustee at their discretion. Remember, the CA boo boo. This simply means that it is the bank’s decision, and no other party to the contract, as to who will hold the position as trustee in the deed of trust agreement. This defies all aspects of basic contract law and the Statute of Frauds (1677). Firstly, because the lender never tells the borrower that the borrower holds no control of their title as soon as they sign the contract agreement. The lender never informs the borrower that the lender can and will sell the borrower’s title on Wall Street and profit from that sale with no financial gain given to the borrower or title holder. The lender never informs the borrower that they could be foreclosed on at any given time for no reason and no rules need to be followed whatsoever as soon as the power of sale clause to the signed contract. This is a misrepresentation of facts on the lender’s part which is the basis of fraud. There is no meeting of the minds in the contract negotiation, thereby making the contract void. Since the contract is void there is nothing else to argue…however…

So, based on this path of logic drawn from the 1996 CA Senate, it is safe to say that if a trustee finds fraud, misrepresentation of facts or misleading information in any filings from any lender or beneficiary and calls them out on that claiming the lender cannot file that specific document or fulfill that specific rule of the power of sale clause of the civic code until they rectify the issue, the lender has the legal authority to replace them with a trustee they feel more inclined to work with who will do the bidding of the lender. This means that the trustee is not independent. The independence of the trustee was ruled on by the CA Supreme Court in 1978 case Garfinkle v Superior Court of Contra Costa County [21 Cal.3d 268}.

The facts are all there, but what is prima facie and what is res ipsa loquitur? Is it prima facie or res ipsa loquitur that the financial institution can file for foreclosure because they wrote the contract? Not one of the documents filed in any non-judicial foreclosure can be construed as either prima facie or res ipsa loquitur based on the fact that there is no independent trustee in the deed of trust agreement. The judicial and legal system placed the independence of the trustee as the pivotal point to allowing a non-judicial foreclosure to be legal and a valid means of litigation outside of the courts. it is through the independence of the trustee that gives the power of correctness to any and all documents being filed in a power of sale clause. However, if the banks can control and manipulate the trustee and negate the independence of the deed of trust agreement allowing them file any forged or fraudulent document to the court in order to foreclose on someone the whole idea of the non-judicial foreclosure as legitimate is defeated.

Since this is the world we live in let’s take things to the very basics and review when a homeowner begins receiving foreclosure documents. Is the original lender of record on the agreement the same as the lender acting as the foreclosing party? If so, does that lender have the right to write an agreement in the first place? Were they legitimately in business and granted the ability to do business in that state by the Secretary of State in order to construct a legally binding document? If so, did they follow every rule of contract law?…and we move forward from there.

What inspired me to write about the CAbooboo in this way was when I read through their comments of the thread from “Bagels at a Bar Mitzvah” and saw that all of the parties to the foreclosure in their case was the same as I had in mine. In Part Two, we will move forward and see how BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER & WEISS, LLP, World Savings, Wachovia, and Wells Fargo all have to do with one another and how they continue to run large scale fraud against the court and every party to a foreclosure they are party to.

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I am happy to announce my certification as a Mortgage Securitization Auditor.  I have been helping people with this type of information for a few years now by passing them on to Bloomberg forensic mortgage securitization auditors I know.  I decided to educate myself to this procedure and am very grateful that I put myself through that learning curve.  Being a Mortgage Securitization Auditor allows me to complete a Bloomberg Forensic Loan Securitization audit for lawyers or their clients, property owners, and those who might be in litigation against the illegal foreclosure of their property and are trying to prove lack of standing, the void or voidable condition of their note, filing for quiet title, and much more.

Our report will include the following:

  • Loan Recording at county, governmental housing reporting agencies and financial reporting services
  • Deed Recording and Transfers
  • Verification that Assignees on Promissory Note is True and Correct
  • Information Identifying “True” beneficial Interest as per Promissory Note
  • Disclosures and Sufficiency of Information as per UCC
  • Securitized Trust Verification
  • Pooling and Servicing Agreement governing the Trust that holds your Note
  • CUSIP – Identifying the Trust Account
  • Trust Prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Identification of the Servicers; Originators; Trustees and Underwriters
  • Details of Bond Performance – Transactional up-to-date information
  • Periodic Reporting of Loan Performance in Securitized Trust
  • Client Specific Information – (special requests)

We use a private Bloomberg terminal for the latest search for Non-Agency residential loans by characteristic. Either Loan Number or Original Amount that are provided to perform a search to verify that the loan is inside the Securitized Trust.

Have a look at our sample Bloomberg securitization audit and see the depth of research our audits have compared to other firms. – Sample – Level-III-Securitization-Analysis

With our audits you get much more than just a Bloomberg Securitization Audit.  We work with a staff of expert lawyers who also help us draft you a legal complaint that can be used in any court in the country, to include state and federal jurisdictions. –  Sample –   Complaint-Petition

Bloomberg Securitization Audit

Our Bloomberg securitization audit is one many attorneys request. This type of audit is among the first important steps in determining the securitization of a loan and by whom.  A Bloomberg securitization audit can be a vital tool in an attorney’s or homeowner’s foreclosure defense and litigation brought against lenders. Call us today to talk about your needs.

For more information on Mortgage Securitization audits:

60 Minutes – Mortgage Securitization  Auditor – Forensic Loan Audit

 

 

Testimonials –  (from clients of my associates)

To begin, I bought your securitization audit after I had lost in state court in a foreclosure-10/27/14. Thinking there was no hope I found Certified Forensic and decided to try a securitization audit in order to have evidence of fraud in a filing with the Federal Court in New Jersey. I ended up in discovery in Federal Court. As you may remember part of discovery was a deposition taken by Chase of Michael Carrigan. I filed before Final Judgment in Federal Court on 04/10/15 with a securitization audit from Certified as evidence of fraud.To my surprise after a ruling for Chase in a summary judgement on 10/27/2014 -and going on four years later- on February 1, 2018 Chase unilaterally dismissed my state foreclosure case without any notice or discussions. I used most of the legal package from Certified. I did have people with some experience I could discuss the case with, and I had an expert witness which is also very helpful. William Paatalo is one of my expert witnesses. Bill knows the game well and he has testified around the country against the banks. It could only have happened because of the discovery in Federal Court which provided me with more evidence of fraud. This evidence could only have been gotten from discovery. And therefore the securitization audit was critical to my success in getting into discovery in Federal Court. Although I must caution there were others with the securitization audits that were not so successful so a securitization audit does not guarantee anything but in my opinion it puts you in the race. You need good legal advice and lots of reading and research with a lot of luck. I do think the odds are improving today as people are educating themselves. There are success stories. Its a long road home but the odds are getting better in my opinion. This may qualify me as a qualified success story for your firm since the state court dismissal could only have happened if I had not filed in Federal Court which brought me to discovery. Discovery gave me the evidence of fraud that I turned around and used in a Motion to Dismiss for Certification fraud in state court. The battle rages on. And there are more defeats than wins but there is hope. Many people have no idea that even after all these years there are options open to them. Chase tried to claim statue of limitation but there is no statue of limitation if you find fraud.”
James Farah

 

My wife and I would like to thank you for the wonderful work you’ve done submitting the loan modification to ocwen on our behalf, we have been wrestling with them for so long and we were getting nowhere and in fear of losing our home. After you suggested I called them to find out what the status of our loan modification was, they told us over the phone that we were eligible for a Sam [Shared Appreciation Modification) they reduced our principle from $736,579.75 to $513,950.00 our interest rate went from 4.25% to 2.00% our monthly mortgage payment went from $3467.83 interest only to $2354.82 principle interest taxes and insurance included, our interest only loan was changed to a 22‐year conventional fixed rate loan at 2.00%. This is good news, we could not be more grateful for the work you put into the modification. In addition; the difference between the original principle including penalties and interest and the new principal balance of $513,950 was $476,732.99 which they agreed to waive off 1/3 of that amount each year for three years as long as I remain current on my payments, at the end of that time the debt would not exist. They also told me that notification had gone out to their attorneys to stop the foreclosure proceedings, which was pending a sale date as you know. My wife and l are still in shock we wanted to see everything in writing and they told me over the phone tracking indicated that the package had been delivered to my address and it was already in the mailbox. I’m sending you copies of everything for you to look over. This was a great deal you got us, Steven, there’s more I can’t put in writing. Well done. This is a big step for us to be able to stay in our home.”
Anthony and Karen Boone

 

“Thank you for the support over the years. We just beat the bank in court to save house and prevent eviction. Their case was denied.”
Jeff Castillo

 

 

What Good Are the Reports and Analyses?

If you have a medical problem do you want just one doctor to look at your lab results or a team of doctors each doing their own analysis? The same question applies if you are heading into litigation. The problem for homeowners is that having a deep bench of professionals costs money. That is the way our system works, for better or worse.

Let us help your plan for trial and help you or your attorney draft your foreclosure defense strategy, discovery requests and defense narrative.

THIS ARTICLE IS NOT A LEGAL OPINION UPON WHICH YOU CAN RELY IN ANY INDIVIDUAL CASE. HIRE A LAWYER.

Today I was copied on an email sent by a client who was frustrated by having to pay his attorney to do his own analysis of the status of the loan and litigation in addition to reports by my staff and myself. The client regarded the work done by the lawyer as the same as reports done by forensic analysts, and the same as the work that I do at my firm.

Here is my answer:

The lawyer is doing something else entirely — making strategic and tactical decisions that will result in a homeowner winning the case — not just being “right.” The lawyer not only uses his unique knowledge of local laws, rules and procedures, he/she will only pursue those issues, claims and defenses that have the highest likelihood for traction and the lawyer makes the difficult decision of selecting 2-3 issues out of dozens because he knows the local bar and can make the best judgment on which tip to put at the end of the spear.

The “bench” for the financial industry is very deep involving as many as 20 people, most of whom are not seen by you because they want it to appear as a “standard foreclosure.” You need to understand that because of finances you are limiting your bench to one person (a lawyer or consultant) when what you need is a full bench.

For your lawyer to use any specific strategy or tactic he/she needs to believe in it. If not, it will not play well in the courtroom even on motions. If the lawyer wants to do further analysis to bring himself/herself up to that level of confidence then that is what it costs. If the lawyer is satisfied to direct the work of Bill Paatalo or myself to provide “second sight”, then that is what should happen.

The Justice system is based upon rationing out decision making where there is a dispute. It boils down to a vetting process based upon available resources. In other words it is about money. Lawyers, forensic analysts, and consultants, have spent years, even decades accumulating knowledge, skill and intuition. They have a right to get paid for that when it is applied to your benefit.

In an event like the past and current tidal wave of foreclosures based upon questionable and fraudulent business practices sometimes law enforcement gets involved; but the real benefit of winning and stopping the foreclosure can only be achieved through direct action by the homeowner and not some agency. That takes money from people who were wiped out by Wall Street banks who are propped up by an executive branch and legislative branch that not only doesn’t help homeowners but actually pass and enforce laws directly opposite to the legitimate interests of homeowners.

The system, particularly nonjudicial foreclosure, is rigged to favor devious parties who use fraud as their business plan. They have very deep pockets. For a homeowner who wants to win a case, the homeowner must be willing to commit resources required by the effort. Each professional has their own contribution to make, if you let them. Even if they are performing what appears to be identical work you will get a better decision based upon better interpretation.     ~    A.P. Lehman, JD

 

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