New York state has launched two pilot programs to test ways of resolving foreclosures that are clogging the courts. In Brooklyn, judges will be able to push inactive cases into the settlement conference part, even if no requests for judicial intervention and mandated affirmations have been filed, while in Queens, bank officials will be present at conferences to offer quicker decisions on whether a modification can be reached.
Foreclosure Pilots Launched, but Bills Die in Albany
New York Law Journal
July 2, 2012
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