Challenging Service in Landlord Tenant Matters

On February 25, 2011, in Landlord-Tenant, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.

Recently we have run into some questions regarding service in Landlord Tenant actions.  Proper service of legal papers is required in order to preserve your constitutional rights.  In order to dispute service of papers commencing an action, either before a default judgment is entered or after a judgment has been entered, the disputing party should appear in court on the appearance date of their contesting motion.  The appearance is necessary to give direct testimony and provide the evidence necessary to win a traverse hearing.  If you have questions concerning any aspect of such a challenge, feel free to call our office at (516) 858-2620!

PBS: Faulty Paperwork Prompts Foreclosure Investigation

On October 14, 2010, in Foreclosure, by Robbie L. Vaughn, Esq.

In the following video Justice Schack, a NY Supreme Court Judge, and others discuss and provide examples of faulty foreclosure paperwork:

PBS Video: Faulty Paperwork Prompts Foreclosure Investigation.

As always, The Foreclosure Defense Law Firm of VAUGHN & WEBER, PLLC is here to assist you. We are conveniently located in the heart of Nassau County, Long Island, at 217 Willis Avenue in Mineola, NY 11501. Contact us at (516) 858-2620 to arrange a FREE consultation with a foreclosure defense lawyer.

Please visit our Foreclosure category to learn more about foreclosure issues.

Major Banks Halting Foreclosures in NY?

On October 2, 2010, in Foreclosure, by Robbie L. Vaughn, Esq.

Are foreclosures being halted in NY?

Foreclosure defense is a large part of our law practice. We are currently defending foreclosures brought by GMAC, Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo etc.  For the most part, we have not seen much evidence of these lenders suspending current foreclosure actions. They are still opposing our motions, replying to our answers, and having counsel attend the Mandatory Foreclosure Settlement Conferences on their behalf.

However, we have had several recent loan modification offers, requests for adjournments, and at least one major lender is attempting to discontinue their foreclosure action against one our clients. We were able to achieve the foregoing results by raising and vigorously litigating the “faulty/fraudulent paperwork” that is a part of many foreclosure actions.

So, we know what the headlines say, but we have YET to receive any calls from any lenders or their attorneys saying “Hey, we are discontinuing all of our foreclosures in NY.” We look forward to that day, but until then, we will keep raising the issues and fighting for our clients.

As always, The Foreclosure Defense Law Firm of VAUGHN & WEBER, PLLC is here to assist you.  We are conveniently located in the heart of Nassau County, Long Island, at 217 Willis Avenue in Mineola, NY 11501. Contact us at (516) 858-2620 to arrange a consultation with a foreclosure defense lawyer.

Please visit our Foreclosure category to learn more about foreclosure issues.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the President will announce a “short refinance” program on Tuesday. Under this program:

  • banks and other creditors that write down mortgages to less than the value of the property can essentially hand off the reduced loan to the government. The process involves refinancing borrowers into loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration.
  • Officials say between 500,000 and 1.5 million so-called underwater loans could be modified through the program, the first initiative to target homeowners who are current on their mortgage payments but are at risk of default because they have no equity in their homes.

Click here to read the entire WSJ article

Also see our earlier post “FHA to Refinance Underwater Homeowners”.

As always, The Foreclosure Defense Law Firm of VAUGHN & WEBER, PLLC is here to assist you.  We are conveniently located in the heart of Nassau County, Long Island, at 217 Willis Avenue in Mineola, NY 11501. Contact us at (516) 858-2620 to arrange a consultation with a foreclosure defense lawyer.

Please visit our Foreclosure category to learn more about foreclosure issues.


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