Bank of America mistakenly filed a foreclosure claim against [Warren and Maureen Nyerges] even though they had no mortgage at all. The couple fought the case in court and won, but then asked Bank of America to pay for $2,534 in attorney fees. A Collier County judge ruled the bank should pay, but the bank never did.
On Friday, the couple's lawyer went to a Bank of America branch with two sheriff's deputies. He was prepared to take possession of furniture inside the bank to pay the debt.
One hour later, the bank wrote a check for $5,772.88 to satisfy the original debt plus other fees.
In truth, the consequences for the Bank of America in this Florida case were probably entirely too lenient.