There is a hearing coming up as early as 30 April, 2013 in a crazy case in which Thomas P. Dore was dismissed even though the Case was on appeal and there was no jurisdiction. Dore has, on prior occasion, admitted Under Oath that he had no firsthand knowledge of anything material necessary to foreclose in the case. Moreover, as you will see, there is empirical evidence that Maryland Courts are not giving homeowners the respect and protection to which they are entitled per Emergency Rule 14-207.1. The rule requires that full and fair hearings are supposed to be conducted when there are issues raised regarding Holder in Due Course, Real Party in Interest and Standing to Foreclosure. However, in reality, whenever Thomas P. Dore is involved, the rules are suspended, even though he is the one that should be suspended from practice because he was TWICE reprimanded for issuing false, fraudulent and/or forged signatures in foreclosure cases. As such, Circuit Judge King's December, 2012 ruling admonishing Thomas P. Dore (Mortgage Movies short film) was incomplete. Watch for new short films and courtoom video in the coming weeks, I know from prior experience (watch the movie below) that the Maryland Courts will be following every step of the way, and Daily Record writer Steve Lash had best take note. Here's a Daily Record story on Rule 14-207.1. Writes Lash:
The new rule, which takes effect immediately, allows circuit courts to appoint independent lawyers to review foreclosure documents for problems. If a problem with the lender’s paperwork is detected, it has 30 days to show — at its own expense — why the foreclosure should not be dismissed. Judges may also summon lawyers and notaries public into court when the authenticity of a signature or the veracity of an attestation to the accuracy of a document’s contents is in question.
While the changes may seem far-reaching, retired Judge Alan M. Wilner, head of the committee that drafted the new rule and presented it to the Court of Appeals, said the rule simply consolidates existing powers. Judges have “the inherent authority” to require attorneys to answer questions regarding their affidavits and to “show cause” why a case, including a foreclosure action, should not be dismissed, he told the court.I will be discussing this case again on OneRadioNetwork where I a guest speaker yesterday, and Judge Wilner -- MD Bar Judge of the Year and author of the report I excerpted above in the second thumbnail-- will no doubt be interested!