In Las Vegas, a woman's 's condo was accidently was foreclosed on and her psossessions were collected by the condo association and sent to the dump[.
Only problem was, even thought the girl was behind on her payments, she was not in foreclosure and she lost all of her possessions as they were tossed into the dump.
"Part-time photographer Nilly Mauck, a 31-year-old student at the College of Southern Nevada, had left Las Vegas in mid-December for a snowboarding trip to Utah and returned to stay with a friend for a few days when she received a disturbing phone call. Something was amiss at the Coronado Palms condominium on Badura Avenue that she had owned for the past two years.
She raced to her three-bedroom, two-bathroom ground-floor unit to discover the only things left in her condo were a curtain rod and a satellite dish. She said her couch, bed, dining room set, computer, clothes, pots and pans were gone. So, too, were her financial and medical documents, immigration papers from the Philippines, her father’s military records and photographs of her family, she said.
A crew that clears out foreclosed properties had been sent into Mauck’s condo by the Brenkus Team, a Henderson real estate group. Brenkus has accepted responsibility, saying it was just a mix-up. The foreclosure was a neighboring condo unit.
Mauck learned most of her furnishings were hauled to the dump in Sloan. She said she still has no idea what happened to her papers and photos." http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/jan/02/they-forclosed-wrong-house/
She is asking for $200,000 while the condo people are offering $20,000.
Clearly, Miss Mauck is entitled to money, probably around $100,000 and this case should be settled instead of going to court.
But what the condo people did is scary. While it was an accident, they entered a private residence without a court order and took her stuff. If you or I did that, we would be charged with burglary. But because it is a condo company, they won't face charges, just monetary damages, most of which will be covered, I am sure, by insurance.
So, the condo people screwed up big time,
destroyed all these woman's possessions and they want to give her $20,000?
So, what do you think is a solution to this mess? My solution is about $75.000 in damages and 1 year of mortgage payments would make this mess go away, I believe.