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Gotta love this lawyer

in Political & Legal Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:17 pm
by samD | 534 Posts

Part of rebuilding New Orleans caused residents often to be challenged with
the task of tracing home titles back potentially hundreds of years. With a
community rich with history stretching back over two centuries, houses have
been passed along through generations of family, sometimes making it quite
difficult to establish ownership. Here's a great letter an attorney wrote to
the FHA on behalf of a client:

You have to love this lawyer........

A New Orleans lawyer sought an FHA loan for a client. He was told the loan
would be granted if he could prove satisfactory title to a parcel of
property being offered as collateral. The title to the property dated back
to 1803, which took the lawyer three months to track down. After sending the
information to the FHA, he received the following reply.

(Actual reply from FHA):

"Upon review of your letter adjoining your client's loan application, we
note that the request is supported by an Abstract of Title. While we
compliment the able manner in which you have prepared and presented the
application, we must point out that you have only cleared title to the
proposed collateral property back to 1803. Before final approval can be
accorded, it will be necessary to clear the title back to its origin."

Annoyed, the lawyer responded as follows: (Actual response):

"Your letter regarding title in Case No.189156 has been received. I note
that you wish to have title extended further than the 206 years covered by
the present application. I was unaware that any educated person in this
country, particularly those working in the property area, would not know
that Louisiana was purchased by the United States from France in 1803, the
year of origin identified in our application. For the edification of
uninformed FHA bureaucrats, the title to the land prior to U.S. ownership
was obtained from France , which had acquired it by Right of Conquest from
Spain . The land came into the possession of Spain by Right of Discovery
made in the year 1492 by a sea captain named Christopher Columbus, who had
been granted the privilege of seeking a new route to India by the Spanish
monarch, Queen Isabella. The good Queen Isabella, being a pious woman and
almost as careful about titles as the FHA, took the precaution of securing
the blessing of the Pope before she sold her jewels to finance Columbus 's
expedition. Now the Pope, as I'm sure you may know, is the emissary of Jesus
Christ, the Son of God, and God, it is commonly accepted, created this
world. Therefore, I believe it is safe to presume that God also made that
part of the world called Louisiana . God, therefore, would be the owner of
origin and His origins date back to before the beginning of time, the world
as we know it, and the FHA. I hope you find God's original claim to be
satisfactory. Now, may we have our damn loan?"

The loan was immediately approved.

(These are the same geniuses charged with the Government mortgage bailout.)

لن أستسلم لموتُ لالاس "I will not submit.Death to Islam!"

The Socialists told us long ago that since they could not beat us with force, that they would destroy us slowly from within. So far it is working pretty well. MOLON LABE

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RE: Gotta love this lawyer

in Political & Legal Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:15 am
by Vaquero | 156 Posts

How did I miss this one? As much as I feel that parts of New Orleans should be abandoned and left to the sea, I sure loved this reply to the beuraucrats! Good one!

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RE: Gotta love this lawyer

in Political & Legal Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:23 am
by Larry W | 158 Posts

I want that guy for my lawyer!!!!!


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