TIL in 2011 a couple from Florida turned the tables and received a judgement against Bank of America for mistakingly foreclosing the family’s home and to cover subsequent legal fees. A court issued the family a writ of execution giving them permission to seize bank assets.

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I remember the Daily Show and John Oliver doing a whole thing on this. The cops chained and padlocked a local BoA branch. They re-enacted it with Liev Schreiber playing the bank rep.

BurnerOnlyForPorn

20 years ago or so I received my tax refund into my BOA checking account. $3036.15 I had personal issues with the Ass. Branch Manager. The morning the money appeared, I promptly went down to the branch and cashed out the money. I received a little slip stating Account closed with 0 balance. A year later I receive a letter from BOA that my refund was refused before I cashed out and I owed the bank $3036.15 Lots of calls and letters back and forth for a year or so including my proof. They end up suing me in my local district court. We were there for 5 minutes. Magistrate looks at my bank slip, and dismisses their case against them and BOA is ordered to never have contact with me again. Several weeks later, I get a check in the mail from the Treasury for $3036.15 and a letter stating they have been unable to deposit the money in the bank account I provided. We framed the original bank slip and had it hanging up for a while as a reminder of the time the system tried to screw the man, and the man won.

canadianwhitemagic

An old friend of mine won a judgement against BofA over handling change from a vending machine business. BofA didn’t pay the judgement so my friend went back to court and got a court order for a till tap. A deputy sheriff went to the local branch and presented the order and the teller said he couldn’t pay it. The deputy asked, “Who should I arrest for contempt of court?” Or something. The manager directed the teller to count out the cash and hand it over. So, pretty much exactly like what happened here. I believe this happened around 1990. Probably happens often because BofA doesn’t bother showing up in small claims court and loses by default.

Independent_wishbone

And since the bank has shitloads of money it is probably still tied up in appeals to this day…

_genepool_

Nice

BrokenEye3