Saturday, June 1, 2013

Word Of A "Too Little, Too Late" Appeal Attempt Over Massive Identity Theft Judgment...

Contributed photo, 1564 Hillside Ave. N., blog post by John Hoff

John Foster and his wife Melony Michaels, who won a massive civil judgment following the theft of Foster's identity as part of a mortgage fraud scheme, are now facing what appears to be a "too little, too late" eleventh hour attempt to appeal from the judgment.

The judgment is more than $800,000.

According to a document on the State Supreme Court website (which also covers the lower court of appeals) some sort of half-assed attempt was made to file an appeal...of course it's not entirely clear whether it's even a proper appeal. Click here to view the court's ruling and judge for yourself whether a proper appeal has even been filed. 

Funny that somebody wants to appeal at this point, when none of the defendants showed up at the actual trial.

On May 23, the online docket shows there was a Motion To Require Appellant To File A Cost Bond. That's about the last entry of note, though there's a lot of back-and-forth about filing a transcript.

If I had to guess, I'd say some insurance company caught wind of the fact there's a big judgment out there and their client is very, very responsible. And, oh my word...

JOINT AND SEVERAL LIABILITY? That's lawyer-ese for "somebody is left holding the bag even if the other wrongdoers can't be found."

JNS blog will publish more details as these become available. 

1 comment:

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