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Civil Rights for Seniors Considers Supreme Court over Mediation Records
1/6/2014 4:47:42 PM
Description:   A nonprofit in Nevada dedicated to defending the rights of seniors is considering taking their case concerning mediation records in a series of foreclosures in that state to the Supreme Court after a Nevada court denied their request to


Lake County Illinois Launches Free Foreclosure Mediation Program
12/19/2013 1:41:39 PM
Description:   In a move intended to force banks to be more responsive, Lake County has instituted a free mediation program for homeowners facing foreclosure.  Although the mediation is not designed to compel any party into a decision and the


Worcester City Council Approves Moving Forward with Foreclosure Mediation Ordinance
11/19/2013 4:53:02 PM
Description:   Members of the Worcester City Council in Worcester, Massachusetts have given overwhelming preapproval to new legislation that would require mediation between lenders and homeowners before foreclosures can occur within the city.  Another


Merrill Sherman’s Reports on Costs of State Mediation Program Come Under Fire
11/5/2013 3:07:52 PM
Description:   According to recent reports filed by special master Merrill Sherman to U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell Jr., the costs of the Rhode Island foreclosure mediation program that was legislated by the state have totaled $903,000, with


Lenders Argue that Rhode Island Mediation Program Should Have Expense and Time Limits Imposed
11/5/2013 3:06:44 PM
Description:   The Federal court has set up a new plan for mediating Rhode Island’s extensive number of foreclosures, according to special master Merrill W. Sherman.  The report shows that in total, $4 million has already been paid by homeowners


Foreclosure Mediation Ordinance on Hold in Worcester until Springfield Lawsuit is Resolved
10/22/2013 8:44:28 PM
Description:   A lawsuit in Springfield, Massachusetts is keeping a revised foreclosure mediation ordinance in Worcester, Massachusetts on hold until a resolution is determined regarding the legality of the ordinance.  According to a report released


New Smyrna Beach Going To Mediation With Apartment Developer
8/13/2013 2:29:41 PM
Description: After a development company filed a federal lawsuit against the city of New Smyrna Beach, it’s been announced that the dispute will move into mediation.  The development company alleges that city officials violated state and federal fair


Oregon Foreclosure Mediation Program Gets Second Chance
8/8/2013 6:42:44 PM
Description: Last summer, Oregon launched a foreclosure mediation program after many other states had developed similar programs with great success.  Unfortunately in Oregon, their program had very little participation from the outset as a result of a major


Oregon Expands Foreclosure Mediation
6/17/2013 2:52:38 PM
Description:     Oregon’s governor recently signed a law that will expand a mediation foreclosure program that state has been using for some time.  The program was officially launched last summer, but many mortgage lenders were


Foreclosure Mediation Programs On The Rise
6/17/2013 12:57:34 PM
Description:   After the housing bubble collapse, homeowners and policymakers alike were interested in developing alternative solutions for the massive foreclosure problems plaguing the country.  The District of Columbia was no different than the rest