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Former AG Dann argues before the Ohio Supreme Court that disciplined him
Foreclosure case gets former AG back before Ohio's high court
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF KAREN KASLER


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A familiar name in state politics was back in court today to argue before the court that had slapped him with a stiff punishment just a few months ago. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

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“May it please the court, my name is Marc Dann. I represent George and Bridget Kuchta.” 

The former attorney general, who’s been specializing in foreclosure cases, argued for the Medina County couple, who are battling with Bank of America over the foreclosure of their home in Hinckley in 2011.

The big issue here for Dann is that Bank of America didn’t hold the mortgage at the time -- Wells Fargo held it until nine days after the foreclosure process began.

Dann told the justices this movement of mortgages is common in foreclosures, but is a growing practice in other financial transactions, such as debt buying. 

“What is at stake here is a much more important principle, and the principle is that this can be applied not just in the foreclosure context, but across the board.”

Bank of America’s attorney said the issue of whether his client could foreclose was settled by the trial court, and he said a ruling for the Kuchtas could keep open foreclosure cases for years. 

“They would know they could always come back and set aside the judgment. That can’t be the law – that would encourage the inefficient use of judicial resources.”

This was Marc Dann’s first appearance before the Ohio Supreme Court since last year, when it suspended his law license for six months for ethical violations that happened around the time of the sexual harassment scandal that cost him his job as Attorney General in 2008.

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