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Forclosure Crisis

Top New York Foreclosure Law Firm Held Costume Party Mocking Homeless

New York Times | JOE NOCERA | Posted 12.29.2011 | Business

On Friday, the law firm of Steven J. Baum threw a Halloween party. The firm, which is located near Buffalo, is what is commonly referred to as a “fo...

Zach Carter

New York Fed Economists: Bush-Era Bankruptcy Law Fueled Over 200,000 Foreclosures

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Economists at the New York Federal Reserve have concluded that a controversial 2005 law backed by banks and credit card companies pushed...

Budget Cuts Trim Mortgage Complaint Resources

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
ProPublica

In Georgia, most of the state workers handling mortgage-related complaints have been laid off. Now, just one staffer -- working "more than full time" -- handles all of the complaints.