The Bank of America tried to unjustly foreclose on the home of Warren and Maureen Nyerges. But there was one big problem with their action.
The Nyerges paid for their home in cash so they had no right to foreclose on them.
But that didn’t stop the bank.
And for a year and a half, the couple had to fight the bank until the foreclosure was finally dropped.
The judge, naturally, found in their favor in dismissing the case and also ordered that the bank pay them $2534 for their attorney’s fees, according to CBS News.
But, while banks are on the spot to try to foreclose you if you don’t pay, if they don’t pay you, they tend not to be as quick in their actions.
After five months, the bank still hadn’t come across with the money that the couple was owed.
So the couple’s lawyer, Todd Allen had a great idea to turn the tables on the bank.
From America Now:
Police and moving vans showed up at Bank of America to legally seize the corporation’s assets.
“I instructed the deputy to go in and take desks, computers, copiers, and filing cabinets, including cash in the drawers,” Allen told WINK, a CBS affiliate.
Allen was reportedly locked out of the bank manager’s office while the manager tried to figure out what to do. He said the bank supervisor on duty was “visibly shaken,” according to NPR.
“Having two Sheriff’s deputies sitting across your desk, and a lawyer standing behind them, demanding whatever assets are in the bank can be intimidating,” Allen told WINK. “But, so is having your home foreclosed on when it wasn’t right.”
Well, that got some action.
Bank of America did finally pay the couple, they didn’t have to seize any of the bank’s assets. And the bank apologized for the lateness in paying them.
Allen says that banks frequently make mistakes when it comes to foreclosing but that this action to get his clients’ money back was “sweet justice.”
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]