During the latest hearing PaytonDann attorney Marc Dann argued that defendants who do not challenge the mortgage lender's standing to file a lawsuit at trial can raise the issue on appeal. Marc's argument can be viewed here.
The plaintiffs in the case believe that a failure to raise the issue of standing (which determines whether a party can actually file a lawsuit) should completely defeat a homeowner's ability to question the foreclosing party's legitimacy on appeal.
Such a rule, however, would set a chilling precedent for homeowners who are unable to deliver a satisfactory defense at trial. As a result, Marc Dann's advocacy efforts could positively impact a large number of homeowners in future foreclosure cases.
Of course, one of the most reliable ways to ensure you adequately defend your rights during a foreclosure trial is to contact an Illinois foreclosure defense attorney. Don't wait until you have to file a last-minute appeal. Call a foreclosure attorney today to go on the offensive against your mortgage lender.