A lender's "unconscionable, vexatious and opprobrious" conduct in attempting to foreclose on a Long Island home has prompted a New York state judge to cancel the mortgage on the property. The judge acknowledged that foreclosure is sometimes inevitable and proper, but he noted that a "plethora" of subprime mortgages had been successfully modified in the county's foreclosure part. Instead of negotiating, he said that the bank had engaged in "harsh, repugnant, shocking and repulsive" treatment of the homeowner.
Judge Blasts Bank's Foreclosure Conduct and Cancels Mortgage
New York Law Journal
November 24, 2009