May 27, 2014
The court in deciding Deutsche Bank National Trust v. Merritt, 2013 Vt., 225 (Vt. Oct. 1, 2013) ultimately
Defendant homeowners sought to appeal the lower court’s order, which granted substitute plaintiff bank’s motion to dismiss the foreclosure action.
The homeowners raised several arguments regarding the bank’s standing to enforce homeowners’ promissory note, and sought an order dismissing the case. The defendant specified the bank’s lack of standing as the basis for the dismissal request, ordering that any legal charges, assessments and fees assessed by a bank against homeowners in connection with this action be removed from their mortgage debt, and ordering that initial plaintiff OneWest return all mortgage payments received from homeowners with statutory interest.
After considering the defendant’s claim, this court followed the lower court in dismissing the case.| Permalink