US Bank is not the Note Holder – North Carolina: Bass vs. US Bank

US Bank is not the Note Holder – North Carolina: Bass vs. US Bank

By Daniel Edstrom
DTC Systems, Inc.

This case is listed here without comment.  The issues of endorsements, allonges, burden of proof, etc. are raised here and are very illuminating.

In the Matter of the foreclosure of a Deed of Trust executed by Tonya R. Bass in the original amount of $139,988.00 dated October 12, 2005, recorded in Book 4982, Page 86, Durham County Registry,
Substitute Trustee Services, Inc., as Substitute Trustee,

No. COA11-565.

Court of Appeals of North Carolina.

Filed: December 6, 2011.

K&L Gates, LLP, by A. Lee Hogewood III, and Brian C. Fork for Petitioner-appellant.

Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc., by E. Maccene Brown, Gregory E. Pawlowski, John Christopher Lloyd, and Andre C. Brown, for Respondent-appellee.


U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (“Petitioner”) appeals the trial court’s order dismissing foreclosure proceedings against Respondent Tonya R. Bass. Petitioner assigns error to the trial court’s determination that Petitioner is not the legal holder of a promissory note executed by Respondent and therefore lacks authorization to foreclose on Respondent’s property securing the note under a deed of trust. After careful review, we affirm.

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World Savings Bank Loans Were Securitized – Pooling and Servicing Agreement Uncovered

World Savings Loans Were Securitized – Pooling and Servicing Agreement Uncovered

By Daniel Edstrom
DTC Systems, Inc.

Contrary to what Wells Fargo is saying in court, we have proof that World Savings Bank Securitized loans into REMICs.  We had some evidence of this already, but newly added is a Pooling and Servicing Agreement that we have acquired for World Savings Bank REMIC 12.  The terms are fairly standard that you see in most other securitizations, except that World Savings Bank played nearly all parts in the transaction (the originator, sponsor/seller, depositor, underwriter, etc).  The servicers were required and obligated to make principal and interest payments whether or not they receive them from the homeowners, the notes were required to be endorsed without recourse to the order of Trustee and showing an unbroken chain of endorsements [..] from the originator thereof to the Person endorsing it to Trustee.  It is all here, even the second set of books kept by the master servicer (you know, the true accounting that is concealed, misrepresented and not disclosed to any court of law).

This is a HUGE breakthrough for those looking for evidence that their World Savings Bank loans were securitized.

Download the Pooling and Servicing Agreement here

Failure to Allege Lack of Default

Failure to Allege Lack of Default

by Daniel Edstrom
DTC Systems, Inc.

I came across the following on Google Scholar (,5):

A. Failure to Allege Lack of Default

First, Nevada law is clear that “[a]n action for the tort of wrongful foreclosure will lie if the trustor or mortgagor can establish at the time the power of sale was exercised or the foreclosure occurred, no breach of condition or failure of performance existed on the mortgagor or trustor’s part which would have authorized the foreclosure or exercise of the power of sale.Ernestburg v. Mortgage Investors Group, No. 2:08-cv-01304-RCJ-RJJ, 2009 WL 160241, at *6 (D. Nev. Jan. 22, 2009) (internal citations and quotations omitted). The plaintiff must establish that they were not “in default when the power of sale was exercised.Id. (citing Collins v. Union Fed. Sav. & Loan Ass’n, 662 P.2d 610, 623 (Nev. 1983)). Furthermore, a claim for wrongful foreclosure does not arise until the power of sale is exercised. Collins, 662 P.2d at 623.

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