A federal judge in Dayton says 26 of the 27 mortgage foreclosure cases pending before him lack proof the claims are valid. U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Rose said the same lawyer filed the 26 incomplete cases and is warning of sanctions that include dismissal for lack of good faith. Rose said he has been assured records supporting the foreclosure filings exist, but said he will toss the cases out by mid-December if the records are not produced. He said he has had “extensive discussions and argument” over the records, and is concerned that banks and the lawyer may be trying to game the legal system….
Rose said he has been waiting for the records to appear at the Dayton U.S. Courthouse. He said he agreed with U.S. District Judge Christopher A. Boyko of Cleveland, who late last month dismissed foreclosure without proof. Rose said Boyko correctly noted at the time that the integrity of the federal court system was on trial, and there could not be any shortcuts taken in foreclosure actions.