eAppraiseIT, LLC filed a civil lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Brevard County Florida against Pamela Crowley, an appraiser that runs a website at www.mortgagefraudwatchlist.org and acts as a moderator on Appraiser’s Forum (www.AppraisersForum.com)
The lawsuit includes causes of action for defamation per se and tortuous interference with advantageous business relations and seeks injunctive relief and damages.
The lawsuit alleges that Crowley publishes a website that contains ‘false, injurious and defamatory statements’ about eAppraiseIT’s business practices, in particular, EAppraiseIT the complaint references the following alleged statements:
I have many stories coming in from appraisers all over the nation regarding EAppraiseIT demanding that they do what is unethical at the least.
LSI, eAppraiseIT, AppraisalPort, and many others ARE: unlocking your appraisal reports, ‘converting’ them to something else, delivering them completely unlocked, doing whatever they want with and to the data along the way. At this point I very strongly suggest that ALL appraisers SHOULD IMMEDIATELY STOP SENDING ANYTHING IN TO ANY OF THESE AMCs!!! The evidence I already have that is being delivered to various Federal and State law enforcement and regulators, and others with much more coming in regularly, would make your eyes pop out of your heads.
[o]ne of the best examples of the power and results of what I’ve been doing is what happened with eAppraiseIT pressuring an appraiser to raise the value and finding out that they DO unlock each and every appraisal delivered through them! Without the contacts I’ve been able to collect, I don’t know that anything could have happened.
Please know that eAppraiseIT opens your appraisals to make additions to it. Knowing that, how is your signature secured anymore?
The Complaint alleges that these statements have negatively impacted eAppraiseIT‘s trustworthiness and character, caused eAppraiseIT to be subjected to distrust, ridicule, contempt and disgrace and injured eAppraiseIT‘s reputation and goodwill in the appraisal management industry.