Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Lawsuit: BofA's Misapplication Of Couple's Loan Modification Payments Among Misdeeds Leading To Foreclosure; Homeowners Seek Class Action Status

In Franklin County, Ohio, The Columbus Dispatch reports:

  • After falling behind on their bills, Joseph and Jennifer Woodruff arranged to modify the loan that Bank of America held on the couple’s Canal Winchester home. The couple regularly made all the payments, but the bank foreclosed anyway.

  • Yesterday, the Woodruffs fired back by suing Bank of America in Franklin County Common Pleas Court. The couple accuses the lender of failing to live up to the terms of the loan-modification agreement and of diverting money from the payments to other accounts.

  • John Sherrod, the couple’s attorney, contends that the Woodruffs are among thousands of Ohio homeowners who were foreclosed upon illegally by Bank of America. He is asking the court to certify the suit as a class-action case and to stop Bank of America from foreclosing on any Ohio homeowner who is current on loan payments.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Woodruff made modification payments for nothing,” said Sherrod, an attorney with the Jump Legal Group. “Bank of America foreclosed on the Woodruffs even though they said, in their own documents, that they would not.”

For more, see Modified home loan is focus of lawsuit (Bank of America foreclosed despite payments, suit says).

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