Bank of America, a multi-national corporation with neither soul nor conscience, took homeowners Warren and Maureen Nyengers to court in February of 2010 trying to evict the couple from their home in Naples, Florida - a home which they had purchased for cash.
Two months later the monster bank quietly dropped their deeply flawed case. But before the case was dismissed, the Nyengers hired the services of Todd Allen, a local attorney who specializes in foreclosure defense. The judge in the case reasoned (rightly) that since Bank of America was wrong from the git-go, it should pay the legal bill of Mr. Allen.
But sometimes multi-national corporations don't get too concerned about the vagaries of some local judge, and Bank of America chose to ignore Mr. Allen's request for payment in the amount of $2,534. That is, the big bank chose to ignore a legitimate order of the Court until Mr. Allen showed up at the local BOA branch office with sheriff's deputies and movers to lay claim to the contents of the facility. The lawyer gave instructions to remove desks, computers, copiers, filing cabinets, and any cash in the teller's drawers.
The News-Press in Fort Myers, Florida, reported that "...after about an hour of being locked out of the bank, the bank manager handed the attorney a check for the legal fees."
Kudos to you, Barrister Allen. Since you are located on the Gulf of Mexico anyway, have you thought about representing some of the poor folks down there whose lives were wrecked by the oil spill? I would be interested to see the value that BP places on one of its gas stations.