Couple sues bank for wrongful foreclosure

Kelly Holleran Aug. 21, 2012, 4:30am

Two Beaumont residents allege they face foreclosure on their home despite their promises to cure their default.

Samuel Levine Jr. and Katie Levine filed a lawsuit Aug. 3 in Jefferson County District Court against U.S. Bank National Association and Ocwen Loan Servicing.

In their complaint, the Levines allege Ocwen has sent the couple a notice of its intent to foreclose on their Beaumont property on Aug. 7. However, the Levines say the foreclosure should not occur because Samuel Levine Jr. has offered payment that would bring the couple's loan current.

"Defendants have failed and refused to allow him to do so," the suit states. "In fact, Defendants are holding the funds in escrow, but refuse to release them from escrow."

The Levines seeks a restraining order that would prevent the defendants from foreclosing on their home, plus costs and other relief the court deems just.

Thomas O. Moses of Beaumont will be representing them.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. B192-775

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