March 5, 2014
The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington in deciding Massey v. BAC Home Loans Servicing LP, 2013 U.S. Dist. 180472 (W.D. Wash. Dec. 23, 2013) granted defendants’ motions for summary judgment.
Plaintiff Cindy T. Massey asserted a claim under the Washington Consumer Protection Act against defendants in connection with non-judicial foreclosure proceedings. Defendants Freddie Mac and MERS, together, brought a separate motion for summary judgment. After considering the plaintiff’s arguments the court granted defendants’ motions for summary judgment.
In regards to her CPA claim the court found that the plaintiff failed to identify any deceptive acts perpetrated by Freddie Mac. For that reason alone the CPA claim against Freddie Mac failed.
Ms. Massey also argued that Bank of America did not possess the authority to initiate non-judicial foreclose proceedings on the property for various reasons, the primary of which was the characterization of MERS as the beneficiary on the deed of trust. Specifically, Ms. Massey argued that the assignment of the deed of trust to Bank of America was void, that the Appointment of Northwest Trustee as successor trustee was void, and that Bank of America did not hold the Note when it initiated foreclosure. After considering this argument the court found that they were without merit.| Permalink