Bank sues woman, annulled lawyer

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 29, 2005

City National Bank headquarters sits just above its Cross Lanes branch.

CHARLESTON – City National Bank has filed a lawsuit against a woman and a former lawyer as a result of a home loan gone wrong.

In the Kanawha Circuit Court suit, the bank says Katrina J. Boggess Parrigan and ex-husband David Boggess borrowed $94,794.27 to purchase a home at 945 Circle Drive in Charleston. The bank says timely payments on the loan were not made, and the couple didn’t pay the 2002 property taxes.

Hammond Properties LLC took possession of the property in April 2004 through a tax lien.

The bank is suing Parrigan only because her ex-husband filed for bankruptcy with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of West Virginia in 2004 and was discharged of all debts – including the deed – earlier this year before the complaint was filed.

City National also is suing annulled lawyer Glenn M. Nichols in connection with the foreclosure.

In the same suit, the bank says it retained Nichols to represent it in connection with the Boggess deed. He was to ensure the deed was recorded properly with the Kanawha County Clerk’s office. The bank says he didn’t do so and, because of that, City National wasn’t provided notice of the tax sale and missed its opportunity to redeem the property.

The suit says Nichols’ law license was annulled by the West Virginia Supreme Court on Sept. 25, 2003.

The bank claims Nichols owes it for the value of the property and repayment of fees in connection with the incident.

City National, headquartered in Charleston, has offices in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. It also operates City Insurance Professionals, an insurance agency.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 05-C-2610

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