Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy

Healy Rejects MAPPL’s Petition

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy summarily dismissed a petition by the Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL) to put a new law designed to clear titles of foreclosed-upon properties to a voter referendum. The law, An Act Clearing Titles to Foreclosed Properties, went into effect Dec. 31, 2015, and gives homeowners who have already...

Activist Group Sends Galvin Early Christmas Present

Secretary of State Bill Galvin got an early Christmas present from the Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending on Christmas Eve, in the form of a petition to delay implementation of the recently-passed title clearance law. The State House News Service reports the MAAPL filed a petition with 18 signatures with the secretary of state...
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Baker Signs Bill To Cure Ibanez Defects Into Law

Gov. Charlie Baker last week signed into law a bill that clears the title of previously foreclosed-upon properties, curing the so-called Ibanez defects after a period of three years. The law provides a three-year statute of limitations for borrowers to seek to regain title to their property after a foreclosure. The law also says...