Attys In BofA Mortgage Row Urge 6th Circ. To Ax Sanctions
By Ama Sarfo
Law360, New York (December 9, 2013, 6:55 PM ET) -- Attorneys representing several Michigan counties in litigation alleging Bank of America NA and several others failed to pay taxes on mortgage assignments urged the Sixth Circuit to reverse sanctions imposed on them for alleged harassment, saying sanctions are inappropriate because their claims were deemed nonfrivolous.
In February, U.S. District Judge Robert Holmes Bell authorized sanctions against attorneys William Maxwell and Daniel Marsh after finding the pair belongs to a legal organization, the Home Defense League PLC, which harassed a Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. affiliate by...