July 10, 2014

Connecticut Court Denies All Five of Defendant’s Special Defenses to Foreclosure Action

By Ebube Okoli

The court in deciding Bank of Am., N.A. v. Samaha, 2013 Conn. Super. (Conn. Super. Ct., 2013) granted the plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment. In this action, the plaintiff sought to foreclose a mortgage executed by Joseph Samaha and Denise … Continue reading

May 29, 2014

Connecticut Court Rejects Invalid Assignment and Standing Claims

By Ebube Okoli

The court in deciding Bank of Am., N.A. v. Samaha, 2013 Conn. Super.  (Conn. Super. Ct., 2013) granted summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff. Plaintiff sought to foreclose a mortgage executed by Joseph Samaha and Denise Samaha in favor … Continue reading

May 20, 2014

Connecticut Court Denies Claim Alleging Lack of Standing

By Ebube Okoli

The court in deciding Deutsche Bank Nat’l Trust Co. v. Speer, 2013 Conn. Super. 2682 (Conn. Super. Ct., 2013) found that the defendant misstated the law in arguing that the plaintiff must hold the assignment of the mortgage before commencing … Continue reading

July 25, 2013

MERS Has Standing to Bring Foreclosure Action as Court Ruled There Was No Question That the Defendant-Homeowner Was the Correctly Named Party

By Ebube Okoli

In the case of Mortgage Elec. Registration Sys., Inc. v. Ventura, No. CV 054003168S, 2006 WL 1230265 (Conn. Super. Ct. April 20, 2006) the plaintiff-lender moved for summary judgment against defendants, a husband and wife, as to liability only. After review of … Continue reading

March 27, 2013

Connecticut Superior Court Recognizes MERS’ Status as Mortgagee and MERS’ Subsequent Assignee

By Gloria Liu

In LaSalle Bank v. Johnson, No. CV‐085016113, 2009 WL 2872844 (Conn. Super. Aug. 10, 2009), the court recognized MERS’ status as mortgagee and MERS’ subsequent assignment of the mortgage. Fremont Investment & Loan loaned Ronald Johnson $192,000.00. To secure a … Continue reading

March 18, 2013

Plaintiff Denied Summary Judgment in Foreclosure Proceedings Due to Factual Dispute

By Jeffrey Lederman

In Bayview Loan Servicing v Sanchez, CV 09 5004156 S, 2009 WL 1874180 [Conn Super Ct June 10, 2009], an unpublished opinion, Plaintiff Bayview Loan Servicing moved for summary judgment against non-appearing Defendant Pedro Sanchez in a foreclosure action. The … Continue reading