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Vetstein Law Group: Lawmakers To The Rescue? Legislation Filed To Fix “Ibanez” Foreclosure Title Defects

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Massachusetts Senate Bill 830 Addresses Toxic Foreclosure Titles Finally, Massachusetts lawmakers have taken action to help innocent purchasers of foreclosed properties in the aftermath of the U.S. Bank v. Ibanez and Bevilacqua v. Rodriguez decisions, which resulted...

Ibanez Update: Land Court Ruling May Clear Defective Titles

It appears we may be nearing the end of the misery resulting from the infamous U.S. Bank v. Ibanez , [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], foreclosure decision, which has caused hundreds if not thousands of title defects across the Commonwealth. A recent Land Court ruling combined...

Gov. Patrick Effectively Kills Act Clearing Titles to Foreclosed Properties

Senate Bill 1987 Would Have Cleared Title For Innocent Homeowners Acceding to the demands of fair housing community activists, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has rejected Senate Bill 1987, An Act Clearing Titles to Foreclosed Properties . The bill would have cleared title of homes affected by...

SJC Puts The Nail In Popular Foreclosure Defense Strategy

Abate v. Fremont Investment & Loan : High Court Rules That “Try Title” Procedure Only Available After Foreclosure Auction Completed , [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]. After Deutsche Bank foreclosed his Newton home, Thomas Abate brought a lawsuit in the Land...