No, they cannot "sidestep" standing, although they will try. Standing is fundamental. If they have no standing, they have no case. You did right by challenging it. Good luck!
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They must establish standing first, and you challenging standing with a motion to dismiss before filing an answer is proper. However, they can establish standing generally by the bare allegations in the complaint.
Often times the bare allegations are conflicted by other information in or attached to the complaint and this becomes a good basis to contest standing. Also, sometimes even the bare allegations in the complaint don't establish standing. Unfortunately, many judges do not seem to be convinced by these arguments.
I recommend you have an attorney handle your foreclosure case. Although you seem sharp and to have grasp on many of he issues, if you don't have the training an experience of an attorney, you are asking for trouble defending your own foreclosure case.
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The Plaintiff must show that it has standing before it can prevail. Without standing, the Plaintiff does not have a right to bring the action. I strongly suggest that you retain an attorney to help you defend this foreclosure action. Many attorneys on here, including myself, offer free initial consultations.
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