Interlocutory Appeals in Foreclosure Defense

 

Don’t wait until the end: Interlocutory appeals succeed where the issues are narrow

by Neil Garfield

Aggressive litigation means basically that the lawyer or pro se litigant uses every tool in the box to force the opposition onto its heels or out of the courtroom. Each state has its own rules and laws governing interlocutory appeals. Those are appeals that take place before the case is over. And as I said last night on the Neil Garfield Show, the name of the game in foreclosure defense is kicking your opposition out of the courtroom as early as possible — before getting mired down in a prolonged war.

In general, interlocutory appeals are allowed when the trial or BKR judge makes a decision that essentially negates a large part of the case for reasons that are clearly erroneous. You must be specific in both the issue you are appealing and your argument or reasons for bringing this as an interlocutory appeal instead of waiting for the end of the case.

You should always look for ways to terminate the case early because it is the difference between night and day. A case that ends early could involve only a few thousand dollars and a few months’ time. A case that ends up in a long-term war and costs tens of thousands of dollars. Homeowners must be prepared to pay for the work that needs to be done — not merely expect it because they paid a $500 retainer. This work will cost no less than $7500 with any reasonably competent local attorney — even with assistance from my office.

One of the interesting facts that make tactical decision-making so important is that there is a statistical anomaly between the normal appellate process and the interlocutory appellate process. For one thing, they nearly always produce an early result. For another, particularly in the Federal Bankruptcy Court, the statistics show a much higher rate of success when the appeal is made to the Federal District judge instead of the BAP or the Circuit appellate court.

Here is a recent analysis I transmitted to a prospective client:
I MIGHT be able to help. If the order of denial was recent and you have a record you might want to consider an appeal. In your case it could be an immediate appeal. It is called an interlocutory appeal.

There are three avenues for appeal.
(1) Appeal to Federal Circuit Appellate court where the likelihood of success is virtually zero.
(2) Appeal to Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, where chances are somewhat improved. and
(3) appeal to Federal District Judge in the same court where the bankruptcy court made the wrong ruling. Statistics show that many bankruptcy judges agree that the chances of success are around 50% which vastly exceed successful appeals in all other cases.

People do not realize that BKR judges have limited jurisdiction and it might well be that the BKR judge went beyond her authority when she ruled against you. But in all events, if she was clearly wrong then you have the conventional reasons to appeal. And District Court judges are generally happy to assert themselves over the “lesser” BKR judges who at one time (when I started practicing) were not even considered judges. read more

 

Foreclosure Daily News Update ⋅ April 15, 2022

 

Colorado HOA foreclosure reform legislation moves forward – Rocky Mountain PBS

Rocky Mountain PBS

Mary Bradfield, left, and Naquetta Ricks are two of the sponsors of a bill that would limit the foreclosure powers of homeowners associations.

 

 

 

Colorado HOA Foreclosure Reform Legislation Moves Forward – ProPublica

ProPublica

The bipartisan measure would limit homeowners associations’ powers to file foreclosure cases based on fines for community-rule violations, …

 

 

 

Millions of Americans are resorting to risky ways to buy an affordable home

Georgia Public Broadcasting

“It was foreclosed and they wanted to take my property.” … They can be suddenly evicted without a right to a normal foreclosure process.

Can I Sell My Home if It’s in Foreclosure? | AMI House Buyers – AMI House Buyers

Housing Stability Counseling Program – R.E.A.C.H. – REACH4Housing.org – REACH4Housing.org

2000 Mobile Home for Sale Ridgeland, SC 29936 – MobileHome.net – MobileHome.net

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New Yorker buys Fulton Market office condos out of foreclosure – The Real Deal

The Real Deal

A New York buyer picked up four office condos in Chicago’s hottest neighborhood for $16 million after the units faced foreclosure.

List Filters – Collin County Foreclosure Notices – Collin County Foreclosure Notices

Homes for sale suffolk county ny. Public Property Records provide information on homes, land, or … – lafermedlv.com

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Envision Cinemas in Blue Ash to be auctioned following foreclosure – Cincinnati Enquirer

Cincinnati Enquirer

A seven-auditorium theater in Blue Ash will be up for sale in a foreclosure auction. Envision Cinemas, located at 4780 Cornell Road, …

Envision Cinemas in Blue Ash to be auctioned following foreclosure | Flipboard – Flipboard

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Rhode Island Public Notices – The Providence Journal

The Providence Journal

NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE’S SALE 34 Linden Street Providence, RI 02907 The premises described in the mortgage will be sold, subject to a prior mortgage …

 

 

 

Refinancing Down, Foreclosures Notices Up In Plymouth County | WATD 95.9 FM

WATD

Refinancing Down, Foreclosures Notices Up In Plymouth County · Plymouth Country Registry of Deeds John Buckley gives WATD’s Christine James an update …

 

 

 

New Yorker buys Fulton Market office condos out of foreclosure | Northern Illinois

Spot On Illinois

… four office condos in Fulton Market, Chicago’s hottest neighborhood, for $16 million after the units faced foreclosure, public records show.

 

 

 

2022FC4, PNN Foreclosure | Legal Announcements | herald-review.com

Herald & Review

Details for 2022FC4, PNN Foreclosure. 4 hrs ago. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 6TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT MACON COUNTY – DECATUR, ILLINOIS Freedom …

 

 

 

CYC Limited moving forward in City of Emporia | News | emporiaindependentmessenger.com

Independent-Messenger

When word of the foreclosure got around in 2010, Atkins-Riley and a group of concerned individuals rolled up their sleeves and went to work to save …

 

 

 

Detroit homeowners demand action after being overtaxed $600M during Great Recession

ClickOnDetroit

From 2011 to 2015, one in four homes in Detroit went into foreclosure … were affected by what’s being called illegal taxation and foreclosures.

 

 

 

Upper West Side Townhouse to be Sold at Foreclosure Auction on April 27th – Benzinga

Benzinga

Upper West Side Townhouse Foreclosure Auction NEW YORK, April 14, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — A public foreclosure auction sale of an entire …

 

 

 

RHONJ star Margaret Josephs ordered to pay ex-business partners $165K in foreclosure lawsuit

The Sun

REAL Housewives of New Jersey star Margaret Josephs has been ordered to pay her ex-business partner $165000 in her nasty foreclosure lawsuit.Ma.

 

 

 

Week of April 14, 2022 | Legal Notices | montgomeryindependent.com

Montgomery Independent

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE. Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Jessie …

Judicial Foreclosure | Practical Law – Westlaw – Westlaw

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Troubled city-built parking ramp in St. Paul heads to sheriff’s sale | Star Tribune

Star Tribune

The property was foreclosed after the Port Authority defaulted on bond payments. … Wells Fargo filed for foreclosure on the site late last year.

 

 

 

Classifieds | Announcements | SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S FORECLOSURE SALE – Newspaper Ads

Newspaper Ads

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S FORECLOSURE SALE Announcements classified ad of the Crossville Chronicle Retail ads. Browse Announcements classified ads and …

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR … – Daily Herald – Daily Herald

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In the courts: | News, Sports, Jobs – The Review – ReviewOnline.com

In the courts: | News, Sports, Jobs – The Review

County Treasurer vs. Jessica Wooten, et al., foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on Center Street, East Liverpool. County …

 

 

 

Millions of Americans are resorting to risky ways to buy an affordable home | WAMU

WAMU

“It was foreclosed and they wanted to take my property.” … They can be suddenly evicted without a right to a normal foreclosure process.

 

 

 

Yingling announces mortgage and property tax relief program – Shaw Local

Shaw Local

“As we continue to recover from the pandemic, many households are facing overdue mortgage payments, which can lead to foreclosure, …

mortgage foreclosure – Search | PALawHELP.org – Your Online Guide to Legal Information … – PALawHELP.org

Notice of Opportunity for Counseling (Residential Foreclosures) (MN) | Practical Law – Westlaw – Westlaw

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Detroit illegally overtaxed homeowners $600M. They’re still waiting to be compensated.

Detroit Metro Times

An estimated 100000 Detoiters lost their home to foreclosures because of … Detroit’s foreclosure crisis was largely driven by overassessed …

 

 

 

Local mortgage delinquencies decline but lag US trend

DON FENLEY @ CORE DATA

The foreclosure rate of 0.2% was unchanged. The drop in the nation’s mortgage delinquency rate began the year with the 10th consecutive month of year- …

 

 

 

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Foreclosure | Practical Law – Westlaw

Westlaw

A mortgagee’s right to foreclose arises once the liabilities secured by the mortgage have become repayable. The right is available to the holder of a …

 

 

 

Mortgage Foreclosure – Housing and Shelter | PALawHELP.org – Your Online Guide to …

PALawHELP.org

Mortgage Foreclosure. Legal Information > Housing Assistance. This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Mortgage …

 

 

 

Foreclosure Notices – 213 Parkside Dr Wylie, TX 75098 – Collin County

Collin County Foreclosure Notices

Taxing Entities. Collin CAD (CAD); Wylie City (CWY); Collin County (GCN); Collin Co Community College (JCN); Wylie ISD (SWY). Owner Information.

 

 

 

Romance – New Jersey Foreclosure Law & Practice – Somerset County Library System

Somerset County Library System – OverDrive

The large volume of foreclosures has, in turn, led to significant revisions of the Court Rules applicable to foreclosures, as well as legislative …

 

 

 

Interested in Foreclosure books. – BiggerPockets

BiggerPockets

Hello All, I am looking for a good book on foreclosures to broaden my knowledge base. A simple google search gives me some unappealing options; …

 

 

 

foreclosure – The Township Journal

The Township Journal

Newton. Sheriff Michael F. Strada announced that effective, Monday March 16, all Foreclosure Sales and Executions for Eviction.

 

 

 

CLERICUS – Foreclosure Sale List – Sumter County Clerk of Courts

Sumter County Clerk of Courts

*Please be advised that foreclosure sales may not be held in the order listed below. If attending foreclosure sales,.

 

 

 

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Find a new foreclosure for sale in Alamogordo, New Mexico today with HomeFinder … condos for sale, foreclosed homes for sale, and land for sale.

 

 

 

Mortgage Fraud Daily News Update ⋅ April 15, 2022

 
   

Federal judge rejects Mosby’s claims of vindictive prosecution; trial to go forward | WBFF

WBFF

A federal judge denied motions Thursday to dismiss perjury and mortgage fraud charges against Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

 

 

 

 

State Officials say Mortgage Loan Scams are Reappearing in Idaho – Big Country News

Big Country News

BOISE – As consumers look for ways to save in the face of increasing living expenses, they may be more vulnerable to scams. Home loan modification …

 

 

 

 

Mortgagee sale wipes out equity of late fraud complainant – NZ Herald

NZ Herald

The final years of the late Sandra Rosolowski were consumed by what she alleged was a complex mortgage fraud that is now being investigated by the …

 

 

 

 

Good Morning, Buffalo: The remarkable rebirth of Bethlehem Steel’s home | | buffalonews.com

Buffalo News

Robert Morgan surrenders $16.3 million to feds to settle mortgage fraud case: Aside from pleading guilty to a felony, the developer and landlord …

 

 

 

 

Prosecutors: Fort Erie man used wire cutters on Peace Bridge to illegally enter US – Buffalo News

Buffalo News

Landlord Robert Morgan expected to plead in mortgage fraud case. Robert Morgan, a Rochester-based landlord accused in a wide-ranging mortgage …

 

 

 

 

Federal government partnership takes aim at pandemic fraud in Oklahoma – KFOR

KFOR

Federal government partnership takes aim at pandemic fraud in Oklahoma … Student loan debt relief offered for working in Enid.

 

 

 

 

Long-term mortgage rate reaches 5% – Orange County Register

Orange County Register

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates continued to climb this week as the key 30-year loan rate reached 5% for the first time in more than a decade amid …

 

 

 

 

Judge rejects Marilyn Mosby’s claims of vindictive prosecution; trial to go forward | KTUL

KTUL

BALTIMORE (WBFF) – A federal judge denied motions Thursday to dismiss perjury and mortgage fraud charges against Baltimore City State’s Attorney …

 

 

 

 

Mississippi man gets prison for health care fraud – Times Union

Times Union

U.S. District Judge Taylor B. McNeel sentenced Douglas Christopher Gorman on Wednesday on a charge of providing false statements to illegally obtain …

 

 

 

 

Baltimore State’s Atty Must Face Perjury, Fraud Allegations – Law360

Law360

Further, the indictment alleges, Mosby lied on a loan application for a $490,500 mortgage to purchase a home in Kissimmee, Florida, and then lied on …

 

 

 

 

US long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year loan reaches 5% – Connecticut Post

Connecticut Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates continued to climb this week as the key 30-year loan rate reached 5% for the first time in more …

 

 

 

 

Mortgage rates top 5 percent for the first time in a decade – WETM

WETM

The last time the 30-year fixed rate mortgage hit 5 percent was February 2011. Fifteen-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.17 percent this week, up …

 

 

 

 

Reducing Member Friction | Credit Union Times

Credit Union Times

This should not be confused with a mortgage. … Trending Stories. Feds Accuse Auto Dealer of Credit Union Car Loan Fraud.

 

 

 

 

Reverse mortgage knockoff available for seniors 55 and over – Orange County Register

Orange County Register

Here’s a hybrid mortgage for pre-retirement borrowers who need to lower … Orange County judge junks major insurance fraud case after 8 years of …

 

 

 

 

Tax Fraud Blotter: Uneasy riders | Accounting Today

Accounting Today

The Magic is gone; rent to scam; imprecision; and other highlights of recent tax cases. Montgomery, Alabama: Tax preparer Alisaya Danita …

 

 

 

 

Mortgage rates hit 5% for the first time since early 2011

Los Angeles Times

Borrowing costs have been soaring since the start of the year, tracking the jump in yields for the 10-year Treasury. Last month, the Federal Reserve …

 

 

 

 

US long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year loan reaches 5% – TheHour

TheHour

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates continued to climb this week as the … Former CT resident admits to voter fraud in 2020 election …

 

 

 

 

With fraud charges behind him, Morgan will rebuild, rise again, lawyer says – NY Daily Record

NY Daily Record

… litany of federal charges in an alleged $500 million real estate fraud scheme to … US long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year loan reaches 5%.

Cape Coral woman pleads guilty to PPP loan fraud, accused of using money for a pool – USDA Loan News

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Denham Springs woman indicted on tax fraud charges – BRProud.com

BRProud.com

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A Denham Springs woman was indicted on charges after allegedly filing false tax returns for her business, …

 

 

 

 

Reverse mortgage knockoff available for seniors 55 and over – Orange County Register

Orange County Register

Here’s a hybrid mortgage for pre-retirement borrowers who need to lower their payments as mortgage rates rise and the cost of living mushrooms.

 

 

 

 

Attorney general highlights California Mortgage Relief Program, urges … – Lake County News

Lake County News

For a list of servicers participating in the program, go to camortgagerelief.org/mortgage-servicers/. If you believe you have been the victim of fraud …

 

 

 

 

Federal judge denies Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s motion to dismiss charges …

Baltimore Sun

… false statements on loan applications to buy a pair of properties in … but said that did not amount to mortgage fraud because the management …

Mortgage Fraud Schemes in Sc – An Evaluation For SC Criminal Attorneys, Lawyers & Lawyers – Legal Aid DC

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Mortgage rates soar to their highest levels in 11 years – The Washington Post

The Washington Post

For the first time in more than a decade, the 30-year fixed mortgage … Two Florida men at The Villages admit to voter fraud in 2020 election.

 

 

 

 

Two charged with tax fraud for possessing 30K unstamped cigarettes in Chemung – WETM

WETM

Two charged with tax fraud for possessing 30K unstamped cigarettes in Chemung … Mortgage rates top 5% for the first time in decade …

 

 

 

 

Keeping the DEI Momentum Going With Fintech | Credit Union Times

Credit Union Times

He said credit unions send Home Lending Pal dead mortgage leads so the company can work … Feds Accuse Auto Dealer of Credit Union Car Loan Fraud.

PPP Loan Fraud Explodes – Potential Lender Issues – Saldutti Law Group – Saldutti Law Group

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Escambia Co. Sheriff: Beware of Bitcoin scams | WKRG

WKRG

The ECSO said in a Facebook post that scam callers tell customers that their bills are … Mortgage rates top 5% for the first time in decade …

 

 

 

 

NCUA Unveils Revised Chartering Process | Credit Union Times

Credit Union Times

… securities where the assets were bundles of high-interest, high-risk mortgages. … Feds Accuse Auto Dealer of Credit Union Car Loan Fraud.

 

 

 

 

Mortgage rates top 5% for the first time in a decade – ABC27

ABC27

The interest rate for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hit a ten-year high of 5 percent Thursday,

 

 

 

 

Big bank profits decline as deal-making, mortgages slow – TheHour

TheHour

Big bank profits decline as deal-making, mortgages slow … to dry up and a slowdown in the housing market caused the mortgage market to slow.

 

 

 

 

Key mortgage rate climbs to the highest level in more than a decade – NBC News

NBC News

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates continued to climb this week as the key 30-year loan rate reached 5 percent for the first time in more than a decade …

 

 

 

 

Mortgage rates hit 5% for the first time in over a decade | American Banker

American Banker

The 30-year fixed rate mortgage average came in at 5% for the weekly period ending April 7, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, …

 

 

 

 

Addicted to cash: Owner of Florida rehab network convicted in $58 million drug testing fraud

MarketWatch

If so, how? ‘The weight of this debt is crushing’: I’m 74, and a retired speech-language pathologist with a student-loan debt of $200K. Am I obliged …

 

 

 

 

Providence agrees to pay $22 million in medical fraud case | Miami Herald

Miami Herald

Providence Health & Services Washington will pay $22.6 million to resolve allegations that its Walla Walla hospital fraudulently billed Medicare, …

 

 

 

 

Musk Says US SEC ‘Bastards’ Forced Settlement Over Tesla Tweets | Investing News

US News Money

FILE PHOTO: Tesla CEO Elon Musk leaves Manhattan federal court after a hearing on his fraud settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission …

 

 

 

 

Buffalo Next: AireXpert aims to get planes fixed and flying again faster | | buffalonews.com

Buffalo News

… didn’t just plead guilty to a felony related to mortgage fraud this week. … alleged stemmed from fraud by Morgan and others in his circle.

 

 

 

 

SD Attorney Latest To Plead Guilty In Poway Ex-Rabbi Fraud Scheme – Patch

Patch

An SD attorney pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from a fraud scheme by former Chabad of Poway Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein.

 

 

 

 

U.S. Mortgage Rates Hit 5% for the First Time Since Early 2011 – BNN Bloomberg

BNN

U.S. sales of previously owned homes surged by the most on record in July as lower mortgage rates continued to power a residential real estate …

 

 

 

 

Dubai Leading UAE’s Vision to Achieve Food Security – The Economic Times

The Economic Times

Smokers light up sales of cigarette firms in March quarter · ED summons execs of Xiaomi, OnePlus over ‘forex violations’ · CBI Books textiles …

 

 

 

 

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mortgagefraud-trend-report-cbsa-heat-map in 2022 – Pinterest

Pinterest

Fraud Report – National Overview New York, Nevada, and Florida are the top 3 states for mortgage application fraud risk. Nevada moved into the top …

 

 

 

 

Cape Coral girl pleads responsible to PPP mortgage fraud, accused of utilizing cash for a pool

Tech Stations

Saving ten jobs through the pandemic is what one girl claimed on her utility for a Paycheck Safety Program (PPP) mortgage. Now, She has entered a plea …

 

 

 

 

Financial institution officers amongst 5 booked in mortgage fraud case – Digital Latest News

Digital Latest News

Financial institution officers amongst 5 booked in mortgage fraud case … Shridhar N Dekote and mortgage sanctioned officer Lakhiendra Mandi.

 

 

 

 

1,245cr Financial institution Mortgage Fraud Fir On S Kumars | Mumbai Information

News India Center

₹1,245cr Bank Loan Fraud Fir On S Kumars | Mumbai News … in a Rs 1,245-crore financial institution mortgage fraud case and carried out searches …

 

 

 

 

FRAUD STOPPERS Daily News Update ⋅ April 15, 2022

 

ATTEMPT TO ID SUSPECTS IN ACCESS DEVICE FRAUD – JEFFERSON HILLS – CRIMEWATCH PA

CRIMEWATCH PA

The Jefferson Borough Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the pictured suspects.On 03/28/2022, the two pictured …

 

 

 

CNN Exclusive: ‘We need ammo. We need fraud examples. We need it – KAKE

KAKE

The texts, which have not been previously reported, were sent by Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and GOP Rep. Chip Roy of Texas to then-White House …

 

 

 

Hochul Hits Election Hurdle in Running Mate Lt. Gov. Benjamin’s Arrest – NBC New York

NBC New York

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul will have to maneuver the sudden arrest and resignation of her running mate and lieutenant governor on bribery charges …

 

 

 

Cheyenne Police Investigating Vehicle Theft and Fraud Case – KGAB AM 650

KGAB AM 650

Cheyenne police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman suspected of vehicle theft and credit card fraud.

 

 

 

Sask. woman, 63, charged with defrauding 11 people, most seniors – CTV News Saskatoon

CTV News Saskatoon

Saskatoon RCMP have charged a 63-year-old woman with fraud and theft over $5000 after a 16-month investigation.

 

 

 

Dyer Co. man facing prison time after fraudulent boat registration – WBBJ TV

WBBJ-TV

DYERSBURG, Tennessee — A Dyer County man was arrested for tax fraud and theft after allegedly submitting false documents when registering two …

 

 

 

 

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