United States District Court (N.D. Cal.) — Case No. 11-02899-JST
Case Type: Consumer RightsConsumer FraudMortgage and Lending
The Sturdevant Law Firm was co-counsel in a case involving robo-signing, notarial fraud, and aiding and abetting the fraudulent mortgage servicing scheme by five defendants. The complaint has survived two motions to dismiss and a motion to strike punitive damages against all five defendants. This action arose out of the collapse of the real estate market in 2007- 2008 and the subsequent recession and foreclosure crisis. Plaintiff Deborah Tamburri and her former husband purchased a home in 1983. No foreclosure proceedings were ever initiated against this property in the 26 years between the date Plaintiff purchased this property and the unlawful foreclosure proceedings described in the complaint. The alleged misrepresentations and fraudulent actions demonstrated by the defendants caused Plaintiff to suffer substantial emotional anguish over the loss of her ability to continue to provide for and be the emotional cornerstone of her family; to endure severe and enduring emotional harm; and to endure public harassment and humiliation from realtors, posting of notifications on her home and in the media. Defendants’ motions for summary judgment were granted on August 26, 2013. The Sturdevant Law Firm withdrew from the case on October 9, 2013. The case is now on appeal.