The decisions by major lenders to halt home foreclosures in at least some states in order to review whether their mortgage documentation is in order and in compliance with court rules have placed the spotlight on tiny law firms that act as so-called "foreclosure mills" and the practice of hiring "robo-signers" for documents. But a review of recently filed state and federal cases shows lenders are turning to large law firms when homeowners fight foreclosure and challenge banks to prove their documents are legit.
When Foreclosure Cases Get Tough, Big Firm Lawyers Step In
The American Lawyer
October 11, 2010