A: If you recall the Atta Poku case [Kwaku Atta Poku, who lost his Columbia home to foreclosure though he never missed a payment]: He refinanced his loan, he was never in default, but the settlement company never released the lien. The title company never went back to the first lender and paid off the loan to get a lien release. That's part of what we're going to do — we're going to make sure that everything that was supposed to be done, either at closing or post-closing, gets done.
Q: How can buyers and homeowners participate in the Maryland Mortgage Fraud Prevention Project?
A: They can call Civil Justice at 410-706-0174. … The other way the homeowner can reach us is to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: So, what happened to your first Civil Justice client, the one whose property tax wasn't rolled into his monthly payments?