03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Judges Siding With Some Homeowners In Mortgage Court Fights

FOR decades, when troubled homeowners and banks battled over delinquent mortgages, it wasn't a contest. Homes went into foreclosure, and lenders took control of the property.

On top of that, courts rubber-stamped the array of foreclosure charges that lenders heaped onto borrowers and took banks at their word when the lenders said they owned the mortgage notes underlying troubled properties.

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