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Oops! You mean we didn’t hold a mortgage on your house?

 

When Jason Grodensky bought his modest Fort Lauderdale home in December, he paid cash. But seven months later, he was surprised to learn that Bank of America had foreclosed on the house, even though Grodensky did not have a mortgage.

Grodensky knew nothing about the foreclosure until July, when he learned that the title to his home had been transferred to a government-backed lender. "I feel like I’m hanging in the wind and I’m scared to death," said Grodensky. "How did some attorney put through a foreclosure illegally?"

Bank of America has acknowledged the error and will correct it at its own expense, said spokeswoman Jumana Bauwens.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

Nice of them to correct the “mistake” for free. Do I smell a lawsuit?

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September 23, 2010 Posted by | Dumb Bureaucrats, Dumb Stuff | , | Comments Off on Oops! You mean we didn’t hold a mortgage on your house?

Tip: When entering a poster contest about copyright be sure you haven’t violated copyright

A Taiwanese man who won a poster design competition to promote copyright protection has been stripped of his prize after he was exposed as a copycat, officials said Thursday.

The man, identified only by his surname Wu, apologised and admitted that his winning design was copied from a work by Dutch artist Dennis Sibeijn featuring a paper plane and, ironically, titled "Truth".

MSN Malaysia News

September 23, 2010 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | | Comments Off on Tip: When entering a poster contest about copyright be sure you haven’t violated copyright

Mind if I rest my trunk for a minute?

Rico Beltrame and his sister Angela, 29, were visiting the Hluhluwe Umfolozi nature reserve in South Africa in March when the incident occured.Driving through the park in their hired blue Mark 1 Volkswagen, the pair were left speechless when a huge African elephant stopped and put its foot on their hired car.

via Elephant Incident | DeClubz – The Weird and Bizarre Blog.

September 23, 2010 Posted by | animals | | Comments Off on Mind if I rest my trunk for a minute?