HGTV's "Rehab Addict" star Nicole Curtis is being accused of refusing to hand over the house keys to the homes a judge ordered into foreclosure.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the court-appointed third party receiver is accusing Curtis of violating a recent court order over the sale of her homes to cover a $32k debt.
The court receiver explains the judge ordered Curtis' two homes to be sold off. The judge also ordered the receiver to get possession of the homes, hire a realtor and get the highest offer. He also ordered Curtis to not interfere with the process and to provide access to the receiver.
In the newly filed docs, Curtis is accused of being in violation of the access order by not providing the keys to her properties.
A judge has yet to rule on this new motion.
As The Blast first reported, Nicole Curtis was originally sued by the law firm Schnelz Wells P.C., claiming she has refused to pay up on a $31,976.96 bill relating to the legal battle with her baby daddy.
Earlier this year, a judge hit Curtis with a default judgment and the order stated an official will be appointed by the court to foreclose on two of Curtis’ homes in Lake Orion, Michigan. The official will sell off the properties owned and use the proceeds to pay off the $31,976.96 owed to the former lawyers.
One of the homes was purchased for $120,000 and the second was bought for $130,000, but the order stated both homes will be sold off at auction.
Curtis demanded the default judgment be vacated claiming she was not properly served with the lawsuit. She claims that when she was, she immediately took action.
She said her former lawyers placing liens against her home over an allegedly unpaid bill is possibly illegal and calls into question the ethical and legal issues about an attorney going after a client like this.
Curtis believed she may have been charged for duplicate services and says she paid over $20,000 and did object to invoices sent to her.
A judge shut down her request to vacate the judgment and the Michigan Court of Appeals denied her attempt to reverse a decision over staying the case.