Maryland “Robo Signing” Lawsuit Thrown Out – Balt Sun Article
Maryland Federal Judge ruled that the plaintiffs should have filed while their home was in the foreclosure process. Plaintiffs lawyers refused to respond. The plaintiffs argued that the Robo Signing scandal wasn’t made public until after their foreclosure. Both parties agreed that the homeowners were late and delinquent in payments and that the foreclosure was proper. The class-action suit was filed after a former paralegal at the defendant Shapiro & Burson, a law firm based in Virginia that has handled many Maryland foreclosure cases in recent years, complained to regulators and prosecutors, alleging that robo-signing there was routine.
Robo Signing may date all the way back to the 1990s. “Because of these bad titles, property owners can’t prove they own the properties they think they bought, and banks can’t prove they had the right to sell them,” states one article wriiten about robo signing.
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