Sometimes? You just have to say no.

Some Atlanta police officers and movers refused to foreclose on a 103-year old woman and her 83-year old daughter. Their mortgage holder, Deutsche Bank (more on them here) — in collaboration with local lender Chase, which just got its credit rating lowered by Standard & Poor’s — got this message from Vita Lee:

“Please don’t come in and disturb me no more. When I’m gone you all can come back and do whatever they want to.”

Deutsche Bank relented and issued a second mortgage, in the face of seeing just how ugly such an eviction would be. That, and the public exposure might have moved them toward a change of heart.

And thanks, DickG., for the links.


2 responses to “Sometimes? You just have to say no.

  1. Corporations, especially banks, don’t have a heart, SCOTUS and the GOP’s pronouncing them “people” notwithstanding. The bank did it because it would have been bad publicity to evict, nothing more.

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