News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Hennes Paynter Communications

Cedar Point

Knight Foundation


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Crime and Courts


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


Reporter
Karen Kasler
 
In The Region:

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.

LISTEN: Dann steps back before the high court

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:28)


“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.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Another Indians season opens with Chief Wahoo under scrutiny
The picture you have for Robert rocha is not him. He has long hair. No idea who that guy is in that picture

Portman predicts McDonald's confirmation, but says it won't be easy
I sent the following note to Senator Blumenthal after reading commentary from yesterday's hearing: Senator, You certainly have the right to ask Mr. McDonald que...

Seven minutes changed everything, but what changed Ashford Thompson?
He shot the guy four times in the head. I have never been that drunk or mad, and I have been through it. Shoot a guy once is bad, maybe a mistake, shoot a guy f...

First cricket farm in the U.S. opens in Youngstown
I am interested in cricket flour to replace soy flour in a low carbohydrate diet. As soon as you have cricket flour available for the average person, please le...

New process starts digesting sludge in Wooster
Awesome! When do our sewage rates decrease accordingly?

Akron's Chapel Hill Mall in foreclosure
Not a surprise. Between the shoplifting, gangs and violence that goes on up there it is no wonder that no one feels safe to shop at Chapel Hill. They have sca...

Ohio launches investigation into at least one Concept charter school
I worked at Noble Academy Cleveland as admin assistant and enrolment coordinator for 6 years, I know this is so valid and true and can provide staff names and p...

Crisis looms in filling aviation industry jobs in Ohio and the nation
I listened to this story yesterday morning on the radio and just want to add this comment. My son went to school to train as an air traffic controller, and gra...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University