From the way, way back machine in foreclosure fraud and abuse….comes an old, old story…apparently breathed into a new life….
Of course, nothing will ever come of this……
A foreclosure law firm violated state law by charging homeowners for summonses served on ” John and Jane Doe” and other unknown parties who may have claims on the property, a Palm Beach County judge has ruled.
It is common practice for law firms to serve foreclosure paperwork on homeowners, as well as separate summonses for ” unknown tenant,” or ” unknown spouse,” even if the borrower is single and is not renting out the property. The borrower is usually billed for the additional summonses at about $45 each.
Law firms have said the practice is necessary because they need to sue every person or entity who may have a claim on the home in order to ensure clear title at the end of the suit.