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Woman granted a 90-day stay in her foreclosed home, bank tries going to a different court

Posted at 7:29 PM, Mar 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-14 19:29:39-04

A Garfield Heights woman says after she was granted an extension by the court to stay in her foreclosed home a bit longer, the bank still tried to push her out. 

"I felt like they were bullying me out at that point," said Tina Todaro. 

Huntington Bank bought Todaro's Garfield Heights home and wanted her out immediately but because she has severe COPD, a judge allowed her to stay in her house for an extra 90 days. 

But soon after that ruling, she got a three-day eviction notice on her front door. 

"I felt sick, like no way out, trapped in a box with Saran wrap over your face," she said. 

That sick feeling quickly landed her in the hospital but because she had to go back to court to fight the new eviction, she couldn't stay long. 

"I didn’t know which way to turn. I thought for sure my things would be out on the street," said Todaro. 

She was discharged from the hospital, and the second judge ruled in her favor, just like the first one. This time giving her an additional 90 days to vacate the home. 

In court documents the judge wrote: 

"This court is perplexed by the attempt to sidestep the original grant for extension issued by this court." 

Todaro has moved out of the place she called home for over 10 years and is now suing the bank. 

"No one, let alone banks, should be able to treat people this way," said her attorney Daniel Myers. 

Myers says what Huntington did was illegal. 

"If I were to disobey a court order, I could be held in contempt, that means I could be fined, I could be sanctioned, I could be put in jail," he said. 

Huntington Banks says they do not comment on pending litigation. The Better Business Bureau says they haven't heard of any similar complaints about Huntington.