Mortgage Holders Can’t Foreclose on Consumers Without the Proper Documents, According to Ohio Court

Consumers who are sued by debt collectors can defend in court by demanding that the debt collector prove it is entitled to collect the debt. Particularly when the debt collector is not the original creditor, the debt collector is frequently unable to prove it owns the debt. The result? The court dismisses the debt collector’s case and the consumer wins. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that an Ohio federal judge dismissed 14 foreclosure cases brought on behalf of Deutche Bank National Trust Company for a similar reason: Judge Christopher Boyko ruled that the bank had failed to prove it...

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