A Minneapolis federal court recently sanctioned a Minneapolis lawyer $50,000 for trying to invalidate mortgages without a legal basis under Minnesota. While some courts in other states have been quick to nullify mortgages when the foreclosing mortgagee cannot prove they have rights under the original note, those theories have not prevailed in MN. The published decision provides a good discussion of how these theories work, and what went wrong for this particular attorney. The full text of the decision can be downloaded at the following link:

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