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Wrongful Foreclosure Lawsuit to Proceed Against Astoria Bank

A Massachusetts homeowner’s claim for wrongful foreclosure is being permitted to proceed in federal court, despite banks attempt to dismiss the case. The homeowner claimed that the company who owned and serviced his mortgage, Astoria Bank, committed fraud and violated the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act by...

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What Should You Do if You Are Being Harassed By a Debt Collector?

Make no mistake – it is illegal for a debt collector to harass you. It violates the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, as well as the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act. But what constitutes “harassment”? And how do you prove that a debt collector has been...

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7 Defenses to Foreclosure in Massachusetts

This is a brief overview of various defenses to foreclosure available to homeowners in Massachusetts. Keep in mind that all mortgages and mortgage servicers are different. Regardless, homeowners are protected by certain rights and consumer protection related to the handling of mortgages and foreclosure in Massachusetts....