SACRAMENTO – A Taiwan resident is seeking declaratory judgment from the court against two California individuals in regards to a bankruptcy filing.

Hui-Ming Chang filed a complaint on March 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against John Momotaka Saiyo and Deborah Ann Saiyo, citing fraud.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges he and the defendants entered a deal in which the plaintiff purchased and would pay the tax liens and a mortgage on a property in foreclosure in Taiwan, which would clear financial liability from the defendants. The suit states the defendants filed bankruptcy and then filed a lawsuit against the plaintiff when he tried to transfer the property deed on allegations that the defendants never authorized to sell the property. The plaintiff alleges that they have no claims to the property.

The plaintiff seeks the following: declaration the defendants' bankruptcy petition is correct, all damages, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just and proper. He is represented by Ernest Chen of the Law Offices of Chen & Lee in Sacramento.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 2:16-at-00321

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