Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

March 3, 2014

Kansas Court of Appeals Upholds Summary Judgment in Favor of Wells Fargo

By Ebube Okoli

The Court of Appeals of Kansas in deciding Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Richards, 2013 Kan. App. LEXIS 1160 (Kan. Ct. App. 2013) ultimately affirmed the lower court’s granting of summary judgment for Wells Fargo.

Plaintiff appealed the lower court’s decision granting summary to Wells Fargo Bank.

In this appeal, plaintiff asserted that (1) Wells Fargo lacked standing to bring the foreclosure action; (2) the lower court erred in holding Wells Fargo’s possession of the promissory note he signed was insufficient to enforce and foreclose the mortgage it secures; (3) Wells Fargo did not experience/suffer a default; (4) there was no contract because the note and mortgage were split; and (5) Richards was not afforded due process.

After examining the record and considering the arguments of the parties, this court held that there was no merit to any of Richards’ arguments. Consequently, this court affirmed the lower court.



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