JULY 30TH, 2PM:David Dayen Discusses CHAIN OF TITLE

“This is the story, one of its characters tells us, of an unlikely ‘crime scene’: the real estate courts of Florida, where professional fraudsters greased the skids to kick people out of their houses in order to prop up Wall Street’s profits, while judges looked the other way. And, it is the story of a prairie fire—began by ordinary Americans who brilliantly and courageously fought back when our leaders refused to do so. All in all, it is one of the best books about the law and American life that I ever have read.”
                                —Rick Perlstein, author of Nixonland and The Invisible Bridge

 

Event date: 

Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Event address: 

Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781620971581
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: New Press - May 17th, 2016

In the depths of the Great Recession, a cancer nurse, a car dealership worker, and an insurance fraud specialist helped uncover the largest consumer crime in American historya scandal that implicated dozens of major executives on Wall Street. They called it foreclosure fraud: millions of families were kicked out of their homes based on false evidence by mortgage companies that had no legal right to foreclose.
Lisa Epstein, Michael Redman, and Lynn Szymoniak did not work in government or law enforcement. They had no history of anticorporate activism. Instead they were all foreclosure victims, and while struggling with their shame and isolation they committed a revolutionary act: closely reading their mortgage documents, discovering the deceit behind them, and building a movement to expose it.
"Fiscal Times" columnist David Dayen recounts how these ordinary Floridians challenged the most powerful institutions in America armed only with the truthand for a brief moment they brought the corrupt financial industry to its knees.