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Local Anti-Foreclosure Group Presses Case Against State's Largest Foreclosure Company

What: Press Conference & Protest at Bellevue Foreclosure Auction 

Time: 10:00 AM
Date: Fri., July 19
Where: Northwest Trustee Services, 13555 SE 36th St., Bellevue, WA 98006
Who: SAFE (Standing Against Foreclosure & Eviction)
Why:

On July 11, Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Richard Okrent denied a motion to dismiss a case against both Quality Loan Service Corp. (QLSC), a Washington State trustee (foreclosing company), and McCarthy & Holthus (M&H), a California law firm representing the banks. The case alleges that QLSC did not act as a neutral party in a foreclosure as required by law, because the lawyers that own and operate M&H also own and operate QLSC.
Based on the above, SAFE (Standing Against Foreclosure & Eviction) is focusing its attention on the inherent bias of Northwest Trustee Services (NTS), the largest foreclosure company in Washington State, and Routh Crabtree Olsen (RCO), the law firm representing the banks. SAFE will be holding a press conference at NTS’s auction on Friday.
According to SAFE member Stephen Price, “NTS and RCO are involved in an unethical conflict of interest. NTS is required to act as a neutral party during the foreclosure process, but they are represented by RCO and owned by RCO lawyers. How can a homeowner expect fair treatment when the trustee is owned by lawyers representing the banks?”
“This conflict of interest,” says Scott Stafne, the lawyer who filed the case against QLSC and M&H, “throws into jeopardy all the home sales done by Northwest Trustee Services. Anyone buying a home at an NTS auction could become embroiled in a legal quagmire.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                    JULY 18, 2013
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                                                                                                                    WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED  

UPCOMING ACTIONS –

Now until ?? – The RAPID RESPONSE NETWORK is back in action! The Sheriff posted notice on Jeremy’s door on July 9th. He has promised to alert Jeremy in advance if he plans to come, but we will likely need to mobilize our blockade very quickly when he does. Update your info, if needed, on our website – Join us & be a part of history today!

July 19th –   Picket and Press Conference at Northwest Trustee Services – 10AM 13555 SE 36th Pl, Bellevue, WA 98006 – Arrive early as parking is not allowed on the property and it is not easy to find. It is an underground parking garage. It is rumored to be quite a spectacle!   More information – Contact Stephen (206-390-7125)
July 20th – Demand Delivery and Picket for Jeremy at Wells Fargo “Wells Fargo Home Mortgage has announced plans to bring its Affordable Home Tour® event to Kent on July 20 at the Wells Fargo Bank store located at 204 W Meeker Street.   The event is from 10 am – 4:30pm.” We will be meeting at 1PM and will deliver Jeremy’s Demand Letter and then Picket for 1 hour. Contact Lyn (206-604-4911).
July 21st  – Social Justice Fund Site visit at 2PM.  Solidarity Sunday!
July 23rd – 26th –  SAFE members travel to New York City for Right To The City Retreat to strategize on the Homes For All Campaign. Bank Tenants Evonne and Olu are attending to represent SAFE in New York. Please make a donation online here to support SAFE’s critical work. We are raising money to send two members to a RTTC strategy retreat in New York. SAFE is now a partner with RTTC. We are actively fundraising for their costs. Be a part, even if you must stay around the sound – see www.safeinseattle.org for the details. Contact Josh (360-880-6631). Thank you for your support!
July 26th – RE/MAX and Chase Demand Delivery in West Seattle July 26th at 4PM. People needing a ride be at SAFE House at 3:30PM. Sonia Bottomlining. RE/MAX Junction 4727 44th Ave SW Suite # 101, West Seattle. Chase Bank 4306 SW Edmunds, Seattle, WA. Meet at the Parking Lot at the corner of Alaska and 44th.
August 17th (not confirmed) – Outreach and Fundraising BBQ

THIS PAST WEEK –

July 12th –   Peacekeeper Training, Bethany UCC  1 – 3PM Building unity and learning can be fun!
–   WTF WF GT – Picket for Jeremy at Georgetown Wells Fargo. SIX cops showed up TO PROTECT 12 of US! WF GT is nicer to practitioners of the first amendment than downtown. ONE OF THE HARD-WORKING OFFICERS BROUGHT JEREMY A REFRESHING TALL GLASS OF WATER WHIST HE SHARED THE TRUTH VIA A BULL HORN! Seattle’s Finest, indeed!
July 13th –   Massive Canvassing Blitz
July 16th –  Our weekly meeting was informative with not only a lively informative educational (Thank you, Kraig! ); Rick from the Washington State Attorney General’s office gave a open minded, open ended session on the work he performs as foreclosure coordinator at the AG’s.

OTHER UPCOMING & ONGOING ACTIONS –

      Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM: Weekly SAFE Meeting: Bethany UCC, 6230 Beacon Ave S (NE corner of Graham St).  All are welcome!
Sundays,  5:30 – 7:00 PM: weekly SAFE Active Member Homeowner’s/Bank Tenant’s Support Group: also at 6230 Beacon Ave S.

QUESTIONS & COMMENTS –

       You can reach us at info@SAFEinSeattle.org or 206-203-2125.  Please visit our web site:  www.SAFEinSeattle.org .

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