iPad Coming to Verizon-October 28th-with Mi-Fi

Verizon Wireless and Apple today announced that iPad will be available at over 2,000 Verizon Wireless Stores nationwide beginning Thursday, October 28. Verizon Wireless will offer three bundles — all featuring an iPad Wi-Fi model and a Verizon MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot — for a suggested retail price of $629.99 for a 16GB iPad with Wi-Fi and MiFi, $729.99 for a 32GB iPad with Wi-Fi and MiFi, and $829.99 for a 64GB iPad with Wi-Fi and MiFi. Verizon Wireless is offering a monthly access plan to iPad customers of up to 1GB of data for just $20 a month. Verizon Wireless will also offer all three iPad Wi-Fi models on a stand-alone basis.


NYLJ: Lender Did Not Demonstrate That Homeowner Had Been Given Proper Notice, Complaint Rife With Errors

Bank of America v. Satnarine Maharaj, 5804-2010

This application is replete with inconsistent and inaccurate proofs concerning the type of loan at issue and whether or not RPAPL $1304 was, in fact complied with. This application is an example of the scores of prior applications for orders of reference from plaintiffs counsel in this action, as well as from plaintiff-banks’ attorneys in general, in which a lack of attention to detail leave this Court and, no doubt, courts throughout the State, the unenviable and overwhelming task of closely scrutinizing hundreds and thousands of foreclosure motions to effectuate the legislative protections afforded to homeowners in the throes of foreclosure. While the sheer volume of foreclosure filings themselves are enough to overwhelm the courts, the poorly and inaccurately drafted applications for orders of reference have an exponentially burdensome effect upon on the courts.

Since the only proper evidentiary proof in this case indicates that the defendant was entitled to a 90-day notice pursuant to RPAPL 5 1304 prior to commencement of this action, and since the plaintiff has failed to submit proper evidentiary proof of compliance with such pre-commencement requirements, the application for an order of reference is denied and the action is dismissed.

Read full text of Decision from Suffolk Co. Supreme Ct. here.

NYLJ: Judge Finds Numerous Untrue Statements in Bank’s Complaint in Foreclosure Action

J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A. v. Jonathan Austern, 2009-24711

Even the most cursory examination of the documents before the Court demonstrate that some, if not virtually all of the statements in Plaintiff’s complaint are grossly inaccurate and untrue. The Court cannot speculate upon the veracity, or lack thereof, of Plaintiff’s submissions and cannot determine, at this juncture, whether Plaintiff’s counsel has been cavalier with the truth or merely grievously careless.


Full Text of Supreme Court, Suffolk Co. Decision.