Bank files lawsuit against heirs of deceased homeowners

The SE Texas Record Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

CitiMortgage alleges the residents of a Grand Prairie home owe the bank more than $20,000.

CitiMortgage filed a lawsuit Aug. 11 in Dallas County District Court against the heirs of Reynaldo Salina and Josephine Salinas.

Reynaldo and Josephine Salinas had a mortgage on a home at 206 Matt Place in Grand Prairie when they died on June 7, 1998, and Nov. 29, 2010, respectively. No payments have been made on the home since Feb. 1, 2013, according to the complaint.

"As of Feb. 7, the loan agreement payoff was at least $22,573.01," the suit states.

There has not been a probate proceeding on the home, the complaint says.

In its complaint, CitiMortgage seeks a declaration that all of the deceased heirs-at-law have been made parties to the suit, a declaration that a lien against the property be rescinded, a declaration that a statutory lien against the property be enforced by a foreclosure, a declaration that CitiMortgage is vested in order to remove any cloud on the title, plus attorney fees, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Clint W. Chase and Kirk Schwartz of Shapiro Schwartz in Houston will represent CitiMortage.

The case number is Dallas County District Court case A195-959.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at Dallas County District Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt and it represents only one side of the story.

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