Bank of NY Mellon v. Corradetti

In Bank of NY Mellon v. Corradetti, the plaintiff filed a foreclosure complaint against the defendants, claiming the Corradettis had been in default on the mortgage loan they had received from the plaintiff’s predecessor in interest, Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. In opposition, the defendants claimed that the mortgage documents the plaintiff presented were forged. The trial court ruled in favor of the defendants, and the Appellate Division affirmed. The NJ Supreme Court did not file an opinion. Instead, the Court reversed the judgment of the Appellate Division substantially for the reasons expressed in Judge Accurso’s dissenting opinion, which can be found here. In opining for a reversal of the trial court’s order, the dissent emphasized the trial court’s credibility determination and concluded that the court’s overall decision was not supported by adequate, substantial, and credible evidence in the record.

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