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+ - Bank of America Foreclosed on by Homeowner-> 1

Submitted by DWMorse
DWMorse (1816016) writes "

Have you heard the one about a homeowner foreclosing on a bank? Well, it has happened in Florida and involves a North Carolina based bank. Instead of Bank of America foreclosing on some Florida homeowner, the homeowners had sheriff's deputies foreclose on the bank. It started five months ago when Bank of America filed foreclosure papers on the home of a couple, who didn't owe a dime on their home. The couple said they paid cash for the house. The case went to court and the homeowners were able to prove they didn't owe Bank of America anything on the house. In fact, it was proven that the couple never even had a mortgage bill to pay. A Collier County Judge agreed and after the hearing, Bank of America was ordered, by the court to pay the legal fees of the homeowners', Maurenn Nyergers and her husband. The Judge said the bank wrongfully tried to foreclose on the Nyergers' house. So, how did it end with bank being foreclosed on? After more than 5 months of the judge's ruling, the bank still hadn't paid the legal fees, and the homeowner's attorney did exactly what the bank tried to do to the homeowners. He seized the bank's assets. "They've ignored our calls, ignored our letters, legally this is the next step to get my clients compensated, " attorney Todd Allen told CBS. Sheriff's deputies, movers, and the Nyergers' attorney went to the bank and foreclosed on it. The attorney gave instructions to to remove desks, computers, copiers, filing cabinets and any cash in the teller's drawers. After about an hour of being locked out of the bank, the bank manager handed the attorney a check for the legal fees. "As a foreclosure defense attorney this is sweet justice" says Allen.

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+ - Xmarks Secured by LastPass, Continues as Freemium->

Submitted by DWMorse
DWMorse (1816016) writes "Back in September, Xmarks announced they were closing shop unless they got enough pledges to continue the service on essentially a donation basis. After a relatively brief period, the poll was closed shy of the required number of pledges, and a general end date of service was announced for sometime in the winter in 2010.

However, just a few days ago, LastPass has quietly purchased Xmarks. Now self-named as the "new ultimate cross-platform team," LastPass promises explicitly that they will continue providing Xmarks as a free service with all it's current capabilities and cross-platform cross-browser supports. They also now offer the option to upgrade to a Premium account for $12 USD, mostly for increased support priority and some new features."

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