The Real Deal Miami

Foreclosure suit heads to high court

April 18, 2011 12:01AM

The foreclose fraud case involving Roman Pino and the Bank of New York
Mellon is heading to the Florida Supreme Court, as the 4th District
Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach referred the case to the Supreme
Court as a question of “great public importance.” The case is notable
for the fact that Bank of New York Mellon was represented by the office
of troubled lawyer David Stern, which was shut down last month. Pino’s
attorney, Thomas Ice, argued that the bank, which dismissed the case
voluntarily after claims Pino was the victim of document fraud, should
not have been able to do so. The decision to drop the case prevented
Pino from seeking sanctions against the bank. [Sun
Sentinel]