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NY Court of Appeals Rules Forged Deeds Not Subject to Time Limits

Court Holds Claims of Forged Deeds Not Subject to Time Limits Joshua E. Kimerling, New York Law Journal Although the CPLR sets forth an applicable statute of limitations period for virtually all causes of action, and otherwise provides for a catch-all limitations period under CPLR 213(1) for claims that are not specifically delineated, the Court […]

PA Judge Upholds Sale Of Widow’s Home Over $6 Tax Bill

Michael Winter, USA TODAY A Pennsylvania county judge has again ruled against a widow who lost her home because of an unpaid $6.30 interest charge for paying her school taxes late. Beaver County Common Pleas Judge Gus Kwidis ruled that Eileen Battisti, of Aliquippa, was properly notified about the September 2011 tax sale of her […]

Give this “Sovereign Citizen” An A For At Least Being Creative

‘Moorish American national’ charged with trying to take mansion Dan Morse, Washington Post Like many people excited about a new home, Lamont Butler invited friends over to check his out. He had a lot to show them. The Bethesda mansion is among the largest in the region and featured floors of imported marble, 12 bedroom suites, six […]

Montgomery County Can Pursue Litigation Against MERS

Margaret Gibbons, PhillyBurbs.com The federal court has upheld the Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds’ right to sue an electronic mortgage registry company and banks doing business with that company for $15.7 million that she claims is owed to the county in recording fees. The court Friday issued a 36-page memorandum and order denying a motion by […]

Paper Terrorist Jacob Franz Dyck is back in the news

Jacob Dyck’s wild deeds perplex homeowners Alexandra Zayas and John Martin, St. Petersburg Times Last year, Olga Aponte sold the New York home she had owned for 32 years and paid cash for a foreclosure house in Kissimmee. The 67-year-old wanted a solid retirement investment. For months, she lived in peace. That was, until she learned about […]

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