HGTV’s “Rehab Addict” star Nicole Curtis was shut down in her attempt to save her Michigan homes from being foreclosed on.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a judge denied Curtis’ motion to vacate a judgment which ordered her two homes to be sold off at auction.
The judge noted that Curtis failed to show “good cause” for setting aside the default judgment. As a result, the judge appointed a receiver to begin the process of putting Curtis’ homes up for sale.
Sources close to Curtis tell The Blast she has already filed an appeal of the decision and is also raising her alleged ethical concerns about her former attorneys with the Michigan Bar Association. We’re told she is not concerned about losing her homes in the legal battle.
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.