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A state judge has hit HSBC Bank and a Rochester law firm with sanctions in a case where he already dismissed with prejudice a foreclosure action and unsuccessfully demanded that a top HSBC executive appear at a sanctions hearing. Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Arthur M. Schack (See Profile) issued a maximum $10,000 sanction against HSBC and a $5,000 sanction against the law firm of Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, holding that both parties engaged in “frivolous conduct” during an attempted foreclosure against Bedford-Stuyvesant homeowner Ellen Taher.

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