Dr. Alan Schroit and his wife had a truly scary Halloween in Galveston, Texas this year. When they went to their home to get ready for a party the next day, they found the locks changed and needed the police to get into the house. They then found putrid food due to the electricity being turned off. It turns out the Bank of America foreclosed on the wrong home, but the Bank’s counsel still claims Schroit’s lawsuit is “has no merit.” Hmmmm.
Upon entering the house, the couple was hit with the overwhelming smell of rotten fish: the result of the Bank turning off the power with 75 pounds of Alaskan salmon and halibut in the freezer.
The couple has no connection to the Bank, but spokesman Rick Simon insisted that the filing has “no merit.” Unless they are mistaken about the involvement of the Bank of America, it is hard to why this is a meritless claim or what it would take to have a credible claim against the Bank.
The Bank of America has been previously accused of seizing the wrong house, here.
At the Consumerist site below, someone suggested trying this with one of their branches to see if it would have merit.