Chase caught forging documents, claiming they owned California couple's home
Chase did not own the home, nor could they produce any legit documentation that they did.
The lower court ruling voided all of the fraudulent documents and prohibited Chase from recording any false or misleading documents representing that it owned the Kalickis' mortgage.
Having won the case against Chase, the Kalickis also filed a motion for reimbursement of their attorney fees and costs. The Kalickis' attorneys sought to reclaim attorney fees in the amount $258,060.
The court later found in the Kalickis' favor and awarded them “reasonable” attorney fees in the amount of $255,135, stating the amount included feeds for reviewing and replying to Chase’s opposition briefs. Chase appealed that ruling, which led to the ruling Monday in the California Court of Appeals.