WASHINGTON — In a nation with millions of foreclosed homes, the one next door proved the most dangerous for 2-year-old Isaac Dieudonne. On Oct. 11, 2009, Margarrette and Woulby Dieudonne were moving into their new home in Miramar, Fla., when their son Isaac strolled unnoticed out the Haitian family's open front door. Minutes later, the toddler was found floating facedown in the algae-ridden backyard pool of a neighboring foreclosed home (Florida Default Law Group).
A neighbor administered CPR as the foul water spewed from Isaac's mouth. Thirteen minutes after arriving at the hospital, he was pronounced dead. The Dieudonnes' tragedy led to a wrongful death lawsuit that shows how complications from the nation's housing downturn can slow the wheels of justice.
The Dieudonnes never moved into their new home after the accident and Margarrette hasn't been back since that fateful evening. Between bouts of depression, insomnia and emotional emptiness, she's found it difficult to visit her son's grave, even on the anniversary of his death. But with a heavy heart and four helium-filled balloons in hand, she made the solemn cemetery trek on Oct. 11 out of respect for Isaac.
The Dieudonnes' lawsuit hinges on a simple, but painful, question: Who is most liable for the boy's accident? Was it the parents who were watching him or the property owners, servicing companies and maintenance firms that were responsible for making sure the vacant house met public safety requirements?
Like millions of foreclosed properties across the country, the home where Isaac drowned has been awash in legal action over the years, making it difficult to determine who owned the property at the time of the accident.
Several documents transferring the mortgage appear to be flawed or possibly fraudulent (Florida Default Law Group), with conflicting dates. Two documents show that the mortgage was transferred from one mortgage company to an affiliated company in November 2007 and again in February 2008.
One of the questionable documents was generated by the Florida Default Law Group in Tampa, one of four law firms that are under state investigation for allegedly "fabricating and/or presenting false and misleading documents in foreclosure cases," according to the Florida Attorney General's Office, more from this source...
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Investigators hope an autopsy will determine the cause of death for the person whose skeletal remains were discovered Thursday in a car inside a Cape Canaveral garage at 232 Cherie Down Lane. The body was found on the passenger side of a Chevy Nova, the remains were found clad in a dress. Neighbors told deputies that 57-year-old Kathryn Norris, who had lived at the address, had not been seen for some time.
Foreclosure documents in the case show a number of irregularities. For example, a company called ProVest submitted an affidavit of diligent search and inquiry which stated that it found no records of a drivers license or a vehicle in Norris’ name. However, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the vehicle in Norris’ garage was registered to her.
ProVest was working for the Florida Default Law Group which is under investigation by the Florida Attorney General’s Office, which was working for Wells Fargo Bank in the foreclosure case. Other documents show ProVest charged more than $854 for research, including billing for trying to reach two tenants, even though Norris lived alone.
The Florida Attorney General’s office is investigating complaints against Florida Default Law Group for presenting false and misleading documents. ProVest is also under investigation for questionable billing practices in foreclosure cases.
See also; WBI SEEKING INFORMATION on Florida Default Law Group Tampa and attorneys Kristia M. Bared, Meaghan Dunne, Jonathan Mesker, William Huffman and Robert Schneider.
See also; Sarasota Private Eye Bill Warner’s Ongoing Investigation Into the Activities of Florida Default Law Group and it’s Attorneys, When Will The FBI Step in?
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