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Foreclosure Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Roy, Christopher


AC40199 - Citibank, N.A. v. Stein ("The present appeal concerns the foreclosure of real property located at 983 New Norwalk Road in New Canaan (property). The self-represented defendant, Brian Stein, appeals from the judgment of strict foreclosure rendered in favor of the substitute plaintiff, Wilmington Trust, N.A. (Wilmington Trust), as successor trustee to the plaintiff, Citibank, N.A. (Citibank), as trustee of the holders of Bear Stearns Alt-A Trust 2006-6, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-6. On appeal, the defendant claims that the trial court, Heller, J., (1) erred by denying his motion to dismiss, (2) abused its discretion by denying his motion to reargue and for reconsideration, (3) abused its discretion by refusing to consider, after the June 2015 trial, documents the defendant considered newly discovered evidence, (4) erred in finding that the mortgagor had defaulted on the note and default notice, and (5) erred under J.E. Robert Co. v. Signature Properties, LLC, 309 Conn. 307, 71 A.3d 492 (2013), in concluding that Citibank had proven its right as a nonholder in possession to bring the foreclosure action. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.")