Thursday, October 14, 2010

Use of 'Corrective Affidavits' in Foreclosure Actions Now Under Court Scrutiny In Prince George's County

In Prince George's County, Maryland, The Washington Post reports:
  • A Maryland court has begun to review some of 14,500 foreclosure cases pending after finding that the documents were not always signed by the lawyers who claimed to have signed them.

  • The Prince George's County Circuit Court is reviewing foreclosure cases that have a "corrective affidavit," said Judge Thomas P. Smith, who heads the court's new foreclosure committee. In those affidavits, foreclosure lawyers said that they did not sign the original affidavits or other documents that they purportedly signed before a notary public under oath, but that they reviewed them and affirmed the information is correct, Smith said.

For more, see Prince George's court reviewing foreclosures over filing concerns.