Foreclosed homeowners could get their houses back
CLEVELAND OHIO -- The Cleveland law firm of Novak, Robenalt, and Pavlik has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of local homeowners who lost their homes to foreclosure by Deutsche Bank.
"Most of the homeowners had never even heard of Deutsche Bank," said attorney Thomas Robenalt.
"There was a rush to file, to sell these mortgages because they were selling them at a profit."
Two Cleveland federal judges have dismissed all pending Deutsche Bank foreclosures, and Robenalt's firm has filed a class-action lawsuit.
The suit contends the bank began foreclosure action before it had legal standing to do so.
Robenalt believes homeowners foreclosed upon by Deutsche Bank may be entitled to recovery of substantial feeds and damages, and in some cases, where the bank re-purchased the homes at sheriff's sales, could actually recover their homes.
"That is the potential upside of this," he said. The law firm, which is also working with the firm of Cohen, Rosenthal, and Kramer, would be interested in hearing from those whose homes have been foreclosed by Deutsche Bank.