Request for Congressional Foreclosure Panel to Examine Foreclosure Lawyers

Targeting: The U.S. Senate and The U.S. House of Representatives
Started by: Barbara Ann Jackson

investigating foreclosure lawyers could reveal legal loopholes that need to be changed for creating remedies for the mortgage disaster

Although increasing numbers of courts are continuing to reject improper and fraudulent foreclosures, the Congressional Foreclosure Panel examination of mortgage services and foreclosure practices did not include foreclosure lawyers.

Lawyers are officers of the court; knowledge of applicable laws and civil procedure is not required from mortgage lenders, nor loan servicers.  In states that require judicial foreclosures, lawyers are the ones who file lawsuits to seize and sell property; and lawyers are responsible for filing and recording foreclosure property deeds.

An investigation could prove helpful to sorting out whether improper and illegal foreclosure proceedings are linked to any self-dealing conduct disadvantaging lenders, investors, homeowners, and city governments.

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