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Nevada Considers Ending Foreclosure Mediation Program
5/13/2015 2:47:38 PM
Description: The State of Nevada is considering a recommendation of a state senate subcommittee to end the state’s foreclosure mediation program. The recommendation is based on reports of economic recovery including a much more stable and robust housing

Missouri Supreme Court Strikes Down County Foreclosure Mediation Ordinance
12/3/2014 9:23:29 PM
Description: A St. Louis County ordinance adopted at the height of the housing crisis that required creditors to post non-refundable fees to cover the costs of a mandatory mediation between homeowners facing foreclosure and lenders has been overturned by the

Banks Sue City of Worcester over Foreclosure-Avoidance Mediation Program
7/14/2014 5:19:51 PM
Description: Hudson-based Avidia Bank, Country Bank for Savings, Eastern Bank, Hometown Bank, North Brookfield Savings Bank, Rollstone Bank & Trust, and Southbridge Savings Bank have filed suit in federal court in an attempt to stop new ordinances in the

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