We have been following the astonishing list of cases where the Bank of America forecloses on the wrong homes and then litigates cases insisting that it acted reasonably. Now we have a Pittsburgh woman who has sued the bank after it allegedly improperly seized her home, damaged her property, and kept her pet parrot as an effective hostage during the dispute. Presumably, the parrot now says “punitive damages, punitive damages’ over and over again.
BoA instructed Snyder Property Services to “enter, seize, padlock, ‘winterize’ and take possession” of the plaintiff’s home. Her water and power were cut off and her drains filled with antifreeze. She came home to find new locks, damaged furniture and carpets, and her parrot gone.
She claims that she called repeatedly but was told that the bank was “tired of hearing from her.” Only after a week, she says, the bank admitted that they made a mistake and finally told her where she could find the bird — a three hour drive.
What is amazing about these stories is how easy it is for BoA to seize these homes — leaving people at their discretion and mercy.
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