24 Sep

Ruth Ann Hull

first_imgAt the age of two, Ruth Ann Hull and her family moved to Holton, Indiana. She would live there the rest of her life. Early Wednesday morning, October 10, 2018 at the age of 78, with family at her side, she quietly passed away. She was born April 25, 1940 in Manchester, Kentucky as the daughter to the late Craft and Susie Britton Sizemore. She married the love of her life, Delmar W. Hull and to this marriage they were blessed with four children.She was a loving mother who worked very hard for 37 years and 7 months as a care giver at the Muscatatuck State Hospital near Madison, Indiana. Ruth was very artistic, she painted beautiful pictures along with doing stained glass work and was also a good seamstress! She attended the Holton UN Methodist Church. She was very proud to support the Disabled American Veterans.Survivors include her three daughters; Pamela S. (David) Bilton of Butlerville, Paula J. Compton also of Butlerville and Patricia L. Hull of Holton. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and son Mark E. Hull.Services will be all in one day at the Holton UN Methodist Church, October 12, 2018 starting at 10:00 am and funeral at 12:00 noon. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may go to the donor’s choice. Neal’s Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. www.nealsfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

23 Sep

Franklin County Fair adds to list of area fairs going virtual

first_imgBrookville, IN— Last evening the Franklin County 4-H Board met to decide on this year’s fair.  After reviewing the guidelines issued last week by Purdue Extension County office for holding face to face July events and after thoroughly considering the feasibility of meeting this list of requirements, the Franklin County 4-H Association, with guidance from the Purdue Extension Franklin County office, has decided that all 2020 Franklin County 4-H Fair Events will be held virtually. This decision was not made lightly and there was much discussion and many factors were considered according to Angie Riffle, the CED, Extension Educator, and 4-H Youth Development.  The Association says that it simply could not meet the requirements presented to us with the facilities, time, and volunteers that we have available. In addition, it became apparent that any in-person event facilitated would be an irresponsible risk for them to impose on our youth members and volunteers.  More information and detailed instructions will be sent to members in the near future, and they will be in touch with volunteers to discuss the virtual options for specific projects, such as livestock.last_img read more

15 Aug

Ocwen Adds FIS Parent Company to Lawsuit

first_img California Department of Business Oversight Fidelity National FIS loans mortgage Ocwen 2019-02-11 Radhika Ojha In 2017, Ocwen Financial Corporation had filed a lawsuit in the California Superior Court alleging that Fidelity Information Services LLC  (FIS) had inflated its monthly rate and charged Ocwen for a variety of expenses while serving as its monitor for a 2015 mortgage servicing settlement case for the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO)Now, the servicer has filed an amended complaint that includes new fraud claims and also adds Fidelity National Information Services Inc, the parent company of FIS, as a defendant to the lawsuit after FIS produced documents showing that Fidelity National not only knew about the fraud but facilitated it in order to “boost” revenue. In this 59-page amended complaint, Ocwen said that Fidelity National benefitted from the additional revenue that FIS procured by fraud through its ownership of FIS.”Since Ocwen’s original filing in May 2017, discovery, in this case, has established that Fidelity Information Services’ (FIS) misconduct was much worse and more pervasive than Ocwen ever imagined.  Our amended complaint adds new fraud claims and names FIS’s parent company, publicly-traded Fidelity National Information Services (Fidelity National), as a defendant,” John Lovallo, Ocwen’s spokesperson told MReport. “Fidelity National not only knew about the fraud, but facilitated it to increase their financial performance. Ocwen will continue to vigorously pursue all remedies stemming from FIS’s fraudulent and abusive billing scheme to hold FIS and Fidelity National fully accountable for their actions.”According to the new complaint that was filed by Ocwen with the California Superior Court recently, though FIS had told the DBO that it would review 50,000 loan files over a two-year engagement, it utilized the $44.8 million charged for the audit in 11 months while reviewing less than 50,000 loan files and then asking for an additional sum to re-work on those files.Giving further proof to its original complaint of inflated billing by citing internal FIS documents, the new complaint alleged that “FIS did not have any of the staff, technology, or state/fed resources as represented to the DBO.” The complaint, citing an FIS executive, states that when FIS made these statements and were awarded the project, the company did not have any of these things in place.Additionally, the FIS executive allegedly said that the company had no checklists. “There were instead a limited number of generic . . . items . . . and no research materials or resources that were state-specific at all for California.”  And, “No technology tool existed for mortgage loan servicing review and examinations,” Ocwen said in its fresh complaint.The original lawsuit had claimed that whenever Ocwen questioned the legitimacy of FIS’ invoices or “confronted the company about their increasing enormity, FIS reiterated its misrepresentations that the hours and expenses reflected on the invoices were legitimately worked and incurred.”However, the new complaint cites that FIS fraudulently billed Ocwen for extensive re-work resulting in “massive work and time charges that had zero value.” The complaint, which cites written admissions by FIS senior managers says that FIS hid both the original faulty work and the subsequent re-work and charged Ocwen for both.The complaint documents admissions from FIS executives that the company lied to the DBO about its “purported Ocwen findings and its billing practices.Click here to read more about this case. February 11, 2019 1,145 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Servicinglast_img read more