Pull up a chair and hang for a while. I’ve been meaning to give you an update on my wrongful foreclosure situation. My prospects for saving my house and studio have fallen pretty far on the probability scale. The lawyers that I hired were not loyal to me as a client in several ways (Two different law firms). A couple years ago, I started to tell the story of what happened and it’s hard for some people to grasp because it’s fairly convoluted. I guess that’s why lawyers are willing to risk their careers and reputations by tanking their own clients. Since I had all the records needed to craft the details into a narrative, I started a blog and finished the first chapter which covers the first year of the loan modification application and shows how the banks were misleading consumers hampering our ability to make rational decisions during the crisis. I can’t hold out more than about a 5% chance the story will bring about any positive results because the legal world is so complicated, but there could be an easy way to move the ball forward and I just can’t see it because I don’t have the legal training or experience to recognize it. At any rate, even if I don’t ever get my do-over on the summary judgement hearing (which was totally botched!), at least I have a story to tell. The more I talk to those close to the banking industry, the more I’ve heard different perspectives on what happened. This will be useful in writing a teleplay that could show the most realistic account of the crisis from the perspective of people who were hurt by the crash, homeowners, institutional investors, as well as the employees of banks and investment firms who lost their careers and were not so fortunate to walk away with millions. Possibly it could even show how those who did walk away with millions by following bad leaders actually were hurt the most. I’ve conducted a few interviews but need more people to talk to in each of these categories before I can continue.
If you know someone with a perspective that would help to give this story the objective voice that it deserves and who might want to help a writer get a handle on this subject, encourage them to drop me a line.
If you know a consumer protection lawyer who can review these details, please pass along this link. It’s only about 9 or 10 posts. I’ve spent a lot of time condensing an entire year’s worth of data down into an easily digestible log.
Lastly, I want to say that if you think it’s unusual for attorneys to do what I claim they’ve done, then, all due respect, I don’t think you’re paying close attention. Just watch this Netflix series, Making a Murderer. Prosecutorial misconduct and other types of misconduct by legal professionals (like ineffective council or Malpractice) is widespread and easy to get away with. That was made plain in this documentary. It’s a really good TV series. If you haven’t seen it…. you should go watch it right now.