Contact: Carlos Marroquín (323) 592-4663
Who: Soledad Corona, Occupy Fights Foreclosures Activists, Attorney Lenore Albert, Community Leaders
What: Court appearance and announcement of federal class action (case No: 12-cv-2189-CAB (KSC)) against major banks for foreclosing, evicting homeowners during "Holiday Moratorium" 2009-2012
*PRESS CONFERENCE FOLLOWING COURT APPEARANCE
When: Tuesday January 22, 2013 @ 8:30am
Where: Los Angeles Superior Court, 111 North Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Dept 77 (Stanley Mosk)
Why: Homeowners continue to be victimized and abused by major banks; LAPD involvement in civil cases/foreclosures utilizing taxpayers' money to evict families.
Single Mom Twice Wrongfully Evicted
Announcement of federal class action lawsuit filed against Bank of America and other major banks for wrongfully foreclosing/evicting on families during "Holiday Moratorium" on foreclosures
Los Angeles - B of A's lackeys, the L.A.P.D., wrongfully evicted the Corona family Friday, Jan 18th at around noon. Soledad's teenaged daughter, Victoria, was the only one home at the time and they told her she had to leave immediately. This is the SECOND time the Corona family has been evicted during the so-called "Holiday Moratorium" on foreclosures and evictions announced by major banks. The LAPD claimed they were "trespassing" in their own home. One officer allegedly said there was an arrest warrant for Soledad Corona, although they denied this later that evening.
Soly was in Orange when Victoria called in a panic, saying the L.A.P.D. was at the door to evict them. Soly immediately contacted her lawyer, Lenore Albert, who immediately called the courts and said she needed to file an injunction to stop this unlawful eviction. The courts agreed, but could not move quickly enough to prevent the L.A.P.D.'s illegal eviction action, which was intentionally carried out by B of A late on a Friday, knowing the system would move too slowly to prevent their illegal harassment of the Corona family.
Atty. Albert did manage to file a court action to be heard at the earliest possible time, which would be Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 8:30 a.m., because Monday was a holiday.
"Every holiday season since 2009, Bank of America has told the public through the press that they would not foreclose by selling homes or evicting families during the holidays. And every year, Bank of America has foreclosed on thousands of families by selling homes and evicting families during the holidays," said Albert.
"Bank of America's foreclosure practices continue to hurt families. We are now seen a trend in which banks are involving police departments in evictions and foreclosures, utilizing city resources that should go to fighting crime," says homeowner advocate Carlos Marroquín.
Casita Sol Corona (Lincoln Heights at 2200 Daly St. Los Angeles, CA 90031) is the home of Corona family, who got wrongfully evicted by Bank of America's illegal practice called dual tracking and broken promise during the BoA's own Holiday Moratorium.