Over the last couple of days, I’ve had multiple phone calls and email exchanges with both law firms. The firm representing Shuping, Morse & Ross (SMR) has provided the draft motion, written documentation and assurances required to release them from the suit.
The firm representing Bank of America and Bank of NY Mellon has also been in touch. Their conversation was much like that of Bank of America’s collection department: “Now that we are working with you, we will help shepherd your application through the process, etc.” What they really wanted, however, was an extension of time to file their response to our complaint.
By now, we have decided that these are simply delaying tactics, and we should just get on with the lawsuit. The day concludes with our agreeing to release SMR from the lawsuit, and a request from the firm representing the other parties for our settlement terms.