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Supreme Court Challenge to Louisiana Foreclosure Laws
NEW ORLEANS--An area man has taken his two year quest to overturn Louisiana's foreclosure laws all the way to the u.s. Supreme Court.
"You can be sued, and you can lose, and no one tell you; not the court, not the bank, not anyone," says Michael Paul Castrillo. "I've talked to families still paying their mortgages, still rebuilding houses that were no longer theirs. I was the first and only person to tell them that they had lost their homes, and that a sheriff could evict them whenever the bank ordered them to."
Mr. Castrillo is now enlisting the entire country to join him in overturning the law by contacting Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (http://www.gov.louisiana.gov at the "interact" link) and demand an end to "executory process" foreclosures.
"After the collapse of the federal levees drowned New Orleans, the American people sheltered us, clothed us, and wept with us. They paid to rebuild a city that now belongs to the entire country."
"Schoolchildren from all over the nation donated their vacations to do dangerous and dirty work; gutting out the houses of the elderly and working poor. That incredible gift from the American people, the money they gave to rebuild homes, as well as the labor of those schoolchildren, has all been stolen. That could never have happened without this law."
Mr. Castrillo calls on the public to contact the Governor's office (http://www.gov.louisiana.gov at the "interact" link) and demand an end to "executory process" foreclosures;
"The American people rebuilt New Orleans, they own it. But now the "Bailout Banks" are happily sending her people back into exile, and we will not let that happen. They have already taken one out of every three residential properties in the city."
"Everyone who loves New Orleans - or is angry at the banks - can do this one small thing; send an email, and make sure the money they gave to rebuild the city stays there, not taken by globalized corporate banks."
"Tell Governor Jindal; "No to Executory Process. No more stolen homes!"
The Governor's office can be reached at; http://www.gov.louisiana.gov at the "interact" link.
*Louisiana Foreclosure statutes: Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure articles 2631-2640; Louisiana Revised Statutes, Title 10:9-629
Page Updated Last on: Oct 19, 2010