Calif. Leases Survive Foreclosures, Appeals Court Says

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (January 24, 2014, 3:41 PM EST) -- A California appeals court on Thursday revived a wrongful eviction suit filed by renters against Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., finding the federal Protecting Tenants Against Foreclosure Act allows legitimate renters to complete their leases despite foreclosures and allows state claims for violations of the 2009 law.

Plaintiffs Rosario Nativi and her son Jose Roberto Perez Nativi had rented the converted garage of a home as a residence beginning in 2007. Deutsche Bank acquired the property at a foreclosure sale in 2009, and the Nativis said they were then wrongfully displaced and their belongings removed from their residence without any notice,...

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