One of the things we’ve lamented since 2010, before the robosiging scandal broke, is the use of forgeries and document fabrications to remedy otherwise fatal problems with foreclosure actions, such as a lack of proper signatures on a borrower promissory note. We even once saw a case when an allonge (a separate sheet, which is required to be “firmly affixed” to the note, meant to add signatures only when there is no room left on the note) appeared at the 11th hour, with obviously questionable signatures (evidence of pixtillation and shrinking to fit). But that occurred after business hours on a Thursday before a three day weekend, and effectively stymied the defense, since they could not round up a document expert quickly enough to challenge the crude forgery.
It looks like document experts are finally getting their day in court. April Charney sent on this declaration by James Kelley filed in US District Court in Knoxville, Eastern District, Malin vs JP MORGAN CHASE et al. Kelly has a PhD and over 30 years of experience, including in the military. I hope readers will circulate it to people who might find it fo use. And yes, Kelley’s contact information is at the end of the declaration.