Bank seeks foreclosure to recoup dead man's debt

Kelly Holleran May 21, 2012, 4:31pm

A bank that issued a deceased man's mortgage is seeking foreclosure on the man's property to recover $40,000.

U.S. Bank filed a lawsuit May 14 in Jefferson County District Court against Dillen Layne Robinson, Hayden Chase Robinson and Allison Renee Sprong.

In its complaint, U.S. Bank alleges Alan Layne Robinson had a mortgage through it for his property on Swallow Drive in Beaumont. When Alan Robinson died on Dec. 8, 2010, the property was transferred to his former spouse, Allison Renee Sprong, according to the complaint. Each of the remaining defendants may also have an undivided interest in the property, the suit states.

However, since Alan Robinson's death, U.S. Bank has not received at least nine payments, the complaint says.

"As of April 16, 2012, the Loan Agreement payoff was at least $43,655.27," the suit states.

In addition to a foreclosure on the property, the bank seeks the title and interest to the property, attorney's fees, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Mark McBroom of Barrett, Daffin, Frappier, Turner and Engel in Addison will be representing it.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. E192-445

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