Brock v. Yale Mortgage Corporation 287 Ga. 849 (2010)

Jason Wendell Blanchard

Case Conclusion Date:October 4, 2010

Practice Area:Real Estate

Outcome:The trial court ruled against my client; I appealed and had the trial court's decision Reversed (we won on appeal).

Description:The trial court granted summary judgment against my client, Mr. Brock, and awarded Yale a security interest on the entirety of his house after his (now ex) wife forged a deed in order to refinance the mortgage and cash out equity in the marital house. On appeal, the Georgia Supreme Court reversed the trial court and held that Yale could not acquire a security interest in the entire property as a bona fide purchaser because the deed was forged. The Georgia Supreme Court overruled two earlier cases in order to reach a favorable result for Mr. Brock.