In response to an accusation of forgery against Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Beatrice Butchko sided with borrowers who accused the mortgage servicing company of faking a mortgage assignment for HSBC Bank USA N.A.

Butchko dismissed HSBC’s foreclosure suit, finding the lender prosecuted the case with “unclean hands” and lacked competent evidence to support its lawsuit. She also granted the homeowners’ request to force the financial institutions to show why they shouldn’t be punished for committing a fraud on the court.

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