Dallas foreclosure defense attorney Walker M. Duke, of the law firm Duke Seth, P.L.L.C., was able to get a temporary restraining order stopping Chase and The Bank of New York from foreclosing on a North Texas family. The TRO was obtained in connection with a lawsuit against the two banks. According to the suit, The Bank of New York did not own the homeowners’ note, as it claimed to do in foreclosure papers. As such, it had no right to foreclose. Similarly, Chase–who was acting as the mortgage servicer on behalf of The Bank of New York–likewise had no right to foreclose. According to foreclosure documents, the homeowner’s loan had been securitized.