A.G. Schneiderman Sues HSBC For Holding Hundreds Of Struggling Homeowners In Legal Limbo

    A.G. Schneiderman Sues HSBC For Holding Hundreds Of Struggling Homeowners In Legal Limbo

    BUFFALO – June 5, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Eric T. Schneider­­man today filed a lawsuit against HSBC Bank USA and HSBC Mortgage Corporation (USA) for failing to follow state law related to foreclosure actions, putting homeowners at greater risk of losing their homes. Under state law, residential mortgage lenders, servicers and their agents who sue to foreclose on a homeowner are required to file a “Request for Judicial Intervention” (RJI) when they file their proof of service with the county clerk. The process mandates that the lender then attend a settlement conference within 60 days. The purpose of this court-supervised conference is to provide an opportunity for borrowers to negotiate alternatives to foreclosure, including loan modifications that make mortgage payments more affordable, with the intent that they avoid losing their homes.

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