By Curtis Lum
Honolulu Advertiser Staff Writer
A singer who gained popularity in the late 1960s with the song “Hello It’s Me” has filed a lawsuit here against a Washington-based bank, asking a judge to stop the financial institution from foreclosing on his Kaua’i home.
Todd Rundgren filed the complaint Wednesday in state Circuit Court and alleged that representatives from Washington Mutual misled him and his wife, Michele, when the couple refinanced a loan on their property in Kilauea. The lawsuit, filed by attorney Gary Dubin, lists as defendants Washington Mutual Bank and JP Morgan Chase, which acquired WaMu in September 2008.
The Rundgrens are asking for a temporary restraining order to halt foreclosure actions, as well as an undetermined amount in damages and attorneys fees.