Ohio Judge Demands More Information in Robo-Signed Foreclosure Cases

One major battleground over how robo-signed documents will be treated is the courtroom of Ohio state court judge Nancy Margaret Russo. She had ordered GMAC to appear before her on Monday to provide her with "proof of integrity of all documents submitted" in a foreclosure case. The proof was needed because GMAC filed the case against James Renfro using documents executed by the infamous robo-signer Jeffrey Stephan. Since the issues weren't resolved on Monday, Russo ordered swift but significant discovery and scheduled a full hearing on February 17, 2011.

Mortgage Lenders May Meet With Foreclosure Task Force Today

A government task force investigating the foreclosure crisis may meet with mortgage lenders as soon as today, Bloomberg News reported. Attorneys general in all 50 states are investigating claims that lenders used flawed paperwork to foreclose on hundreds of thousands of homes.

Ohio Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against GMAC Mortgage

The state of Ohio filed a lawsuit against GMAC Mortgage, alleging that the lender used fraudulent affidavits and documents to mislead courts in proceedings related to home foreclosures. Attorney General Richard Cordray said GMAC Mortgage%u2019s parent Ally Financial had taken actions that raise questions about the legitimacy of foreclosures in 22 states including Ohio, USA Today reported.

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