Deliberate suppression of successful foreclosure verdicts discourages victims from challenging them in court.
Most lawyers, most judges and most homeowners are under the mistaken impression that they cannot win a foreclosure battle. They don’t hear about all the homeowners who were successful. There are tens of thousands of them. Any news, like the $45 million verdict described in the article below, is squelched.
This time the Judge is not so interested in accepting the settlement that includes a news blackout. He thinks the world should know just how brutal BofA acted in flagrant disregard of law, procedure and basic decency.
Homeowners who won are silenced through coercion — in order to get the fruits of their victory they feel they must sign an agreement in which they will be restricted by total confidentiality (blackout) of any news or information about their case. Their attorneys understandably advise their client to sign the agreement because that is the safe thing to do for their client…
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