Friday, December 4, 2015

Retired Judge Ronald Dresnick Sued and Accused of Committing Fraud on the Court and of Civil Rights Violations

"It's not uncommon that a judge would get sued," Dresnick said, declining to comment further.

Anyhoo, you can read about it in this DBR article.
In 2013, Judge Dresnick entered a $2.37 million final judgment for the defunct BankUnited FSB against mortgagor Doris McNulty. The property's current titleholder now alleges Dresnick entered the judgment without a trial on the merits and away from the foreclosure division.

Coral Gables-based BankUnited filed the foreclosure action against McNulty in 2006. Three years later, the federal government shut down the bank and named the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. as receiver. The newly chartered BankUnited N.A. acquired the assets and most of the liabilities of the closed bank.

Cesar Balbin got the title from McNulty in a 2011 settlement after lending her $580,000 as a purchase-money mortgage.

Dresnick presided over Balbin's case against McNulty, and Balbin repeatedly filed to have Dresnick disqualified for allowing "BankUnited counsel to run the show."

Balbin also claimed Dresnick made erroneous decisions, such as labeling Balbin's complaint against McNulty a "sham" and allowing a default against McNulty in the foreclosure case to stand, "even though the plaintiff admitted that they had mailed the motion to the wrong address."

Now Balbin is claiming Dresnick helped commit fraud on the court and civil rights violations. In his Nov. 4 complaint, Balbin alleges Dresnick ruled in the foreclosure action without BankUnited producing the relevant mortgage note. The FDIC has the note because it's the receiver for BankUnited FSB, Balbin claims.
Balbin represents himself and well, you know what they say....heck, this could be just sour grapes stuff by a plaintiff with an axe to grind.

Ron is now at Kluger Kaplan. According to the DBR, "The former judge is listed as a defendant in six Miami-Dade cases over the years. Before Balbin, Dresnick was last sued in 1999."

RIP Scott Weiland


Anonymous said...

I heard Dresnick hired Bernardo Roman III, Ramon Rodriguez and Jose "Pepe" Herrera, to defend him.

Anonymous said...

Do the three stooges still have licenses?

what lawsuit? said...

"Retired Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Ronald Dresnick is facing a lawsuit for allegedly acting without jurisdiction in a foreclosure case when he was on the bench... In his Nov. 4 complaint, Balbin alleges Dresnick..."

What lawsuit?
Where was the lawsuit filed?
State or federal court?
What is the case number?
What is the case caption?
Link to the Nov. 4 complaint?

Anonymous said...

Litigation pow wow at THE REN a venue tonight. Drinks will be a flowing.