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Joy Harmon Sperling on the Groundbreaking Decision in Massachusetts v. Fremont Investment

The Massachusetts Superior Court recently enjoined a mortgagee from foreclosing on "presumptively unfair" mortgages without first obtaining the assent of the Massachusetts Attorney General or, if approval is not granted, without the Court's permission. In so doing, the Court has taken the...

Vetstein Law Group: Massachusetts Legislature Set To Make Loan Modifications Part Of Foreclosure Process

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ More Help On The Way For Struggling Homeowners Additional foreclosure relief is one step closer to becoming law as the Massachusetts House of Representatives recently passed House Bill 4087, "An Act to Prevent Unlawful and Unnecessary Foreclosures. " The bill...

First Circuit Ruling in Foreclosure Litigation May Help Lenders Facing HAMP-Related Claims

By the Ballard Spahr LLP Mortgage Banking Group The law is well settled that borrowers do not have a direct right of action under the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) against a lender that fails to offer a loan modification. A split of authority continues, however, on whether a lender...