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StarMountainKid

Wells Fargo Typo Victum Dies in Court

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On the morning of Dec. 19, 2012, in a Torrance courtroom, Larry Delassus' heart stopped as he watched his attorney argue his negligence and discrimination case against banking behemoth Wells Fargo.

His death came more than two years after Wells Fargo mistakenly mixed up his Hermosa Beach address with that of a neighbor in the same condo complex. The bank's typo led Wells Fargo to demand that Delassus pay $13,361.90 ­— two years of late property taxes the bank said it had paid on his behalf in order to keep his Wells Fargo mortgage afloat.

But Delassus, a quiet man who suffered from the rare blood-clot disorder Budd-Chiari syndrome and was often hospitalized, didn't owe a penny in taxes.

Delassus and his attorney did not discover until May 2010 that a mis-entered number had dragged Delassus into this spiral. As court documents obtained by L.A. Weekly show, after admitting its error, Wells Fargo foreclosed on Delassus anyway and sold his condo.One of his neighbors, whose condo "parcel number" was two digits different from Delassus', owed the back taxes.

http://www.laweekly.com/2013-03-07/news/wells-fargo-typo-victim-dead-larry-delassus/

And the Judge in the case indicated she was going to side with Wells Fargo. It's a tragic story if you read it.

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... ... what?

Yeah I've finally decided I agree with And Then and the others.

Let Freedom Ring.

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Man, that is infuriating. And imo some of these judges should be in jail because often they seem to side with the guilty and greedy.

eta: May God give rest to the soul of Mr. Delassus.

Edited by Gummug

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Sad story. Ty for the reassurance Hats.

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Sad story, but his mistake was stopping paying his mortgage. He should have contacted a lawyer immediately and made the payments to an escrow account until the dispute was straightened out.

WF eventually admitted their mistake and if he had simply transferred his payments over from the escrow account, the issue would have been concluded.

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