Re: [tips_and_tricks] Fraud, Silence, Estoppel
A New Yorker is planning to test that theory, pro se, in trying to vacate a judgment which was reached not only by fraud, but without statutory jurisdiction. Also, the judge had not filed a proper oath or undertaking; neither did his appointed fiduciary (a former judge)..
Her case involved the unlawful taking of real property. She wasted several years in federal court, afraid to go back to state court to use the state vacate motion similar to Fed R.60).
Now, based on a publicized second "censure" of the judge, and because he is retiring imminently rather than face further discipline, she has finally decided to try it. She is going pro se, after several bad experiences with lawyers colluding with judges.
Any help or suggestions out there, while she is collecting the facts and docs?
I have also suggested that she search for other victims of the same judge so that they can work together. We are already aware of one, but she is having trouble putting her case together.
In NY, the clerks' entries are so sparse that you cannot identify what they relate to without matching up to every document in your possession and in the court file, and then setting up your own docket list to show filing omissions, if any.
Any help or suggestions?
Is there any reason why we can't combine court decisions like:
Silence is a fraud, where there is a legal or moral duty to speak, or where an inquiry left unanswered would be intentionally misleading per U.S. v. Tweel.
fraud will vitiate even the most solumn transactions and an asserted title to property, founded upon it, is utterly void. US v The Aimsted [sic], 15 US 518 at 594, (1841)