Livinglies Review and Report

People keep asking about what is in the Review and Report I do. I don’t promote it very much because of the amount of work it entails. The goal is to provide the attorney or client with a good starting point for developing the internal and external narrative of the case. Without having such a narrative it is impossible to have a coherent plan for discovery, motions and trial. It is hard to say what will be in any individual report because they are not templates and they all start from scratch. I review every single document that is submitted and I frequently ask for more. I don’t farm out the work because when I notice something that could be useful I go down that path in my research.

But for the sake of example, you will find below the table of contents from my latest R&R. I think it is a good start on the trial notebook. The length of the report, as you can see is around 20 pages, more or less. The price varies from $2500-$7500 depending upon complexity. Most pro se litigants will only have a vague idea of how to use this “book” on their case. Most trial attorneys will instantly see its value for them.

If you want such a review and report, you can call our main number at 202-838-6345. It is a good idea to book a consult before you order the R&R. 30 minutes should suffice. This R&R frequently serves as the basis for my expert testimony on securitization of debt, banking practices and real property transactions. In order to quote you a price for your case, it is like a moving company — I must do an inventory of all your document submissions and calculate the amount of time it will take to review, analyze, make notes and render a report.  To do that you must upload all your documents to our FTP site. The better you are at labeling each document before uploading it the easier it will be to assess the work required.

Forgive the formatting errors when I pasted the TOC from an actual report:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PURPOSE AND OVERVIEW……………………………..4 – 5

Discovery and Litigation Guidance……………………4

Overview…………………………………………………..4

Securitization……………………………………………..4

SUMMARIES – CASE SPECIFIC……………………………………………………5 – 8

OneWest……………………………………………………5

Credit Bid…………………………………………………..5

Discussion And Conclusions…………………………….5 – 9

Holder……………………………………………………….9

Default………………………………………………………9 – 10

III. DOCUMENTS – ANALYTICAL SUMMARIES……………………………………………….10 – 21

Substitution Of Trustee………………………………………………………10

Neutrality Of Trustee……………………………………..10

Servicer Advances………………………………………….10 – 11

Default, Collection And Enforcement…………………………………………………11

Substitute Trustee…………………………………………..11

Fannie Mae…………………………………………………..12

The Second Notice Of Hearing……………………………………………………….12

True Beneficiary Under Deed of Trust…………………………………………………………..12

Invalid Power Of Attorney…………………………………12 – 13

False Affidavit Of Default                                                                              dated xxxxxxxxx…………………………………………..13 – 14

Promissory Note                                                                                               Dated xxxxxxxxx ……………………………………..15 – 16

The Allonge…………………………………………………..16 – 17

Deed Of Trust                                                                                                       Filed xxxxxxxxxxxxx………………………………………17

Notice Of Sale                                                                                                     dated xxxxxxxxxxxxx………………………………………17 – 18

Seterus Letter And Attachment                                                              dated xxxxxxxxxxx Unsigned…………………………………………………….18

Corporate Assignment From Indymac To Fannie Mae…………………………………………………………..18 – 19

Corporate Assignment From Onewest(?) To Fannie Mae……………………………………………………………19

Assignment From Onewest To Ocwen Servicing…………………………………………………….19 – 20

Assignment From Ocwen To Fannie Mae……………………………………………………………20

Motion To Dismiss Filed By Ocwen………………………………………………………..20

Deposition Transcript……………………………………………………21

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