Last Link Roundup of 2012!

A recap of all the newsworthy links in 2012. January Early in 2012, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was grilled by the MD Legislature about the status of the city’s lead paint judgements.  The city was refusing to pay, saying the judgement would bankrupt the city — a shame they didn’t think about that before allowing children […]

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Link Roundup

As you can imagine, folks in Cleveland are tired of slumlords, too.  And they had some words for an absentee slumlord who lives in Florida. In New York, an attorney was convicted on multiple counts of mortgage fraud, but the NY Attorney General lost a few counts, despite testimony from the attorney’s employees. An office […]

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Link Roundup

Lots of lawsuit links this week! A Federal judge has given the go-ahead for a couple of lawsuits against Wells Fargo, including Baltimore City’s.  As you may recall, Baltimore City had a hard time getting its act together, and their initial lawsuit was dismissed by Judge Motz.  Then another one was denied.I would say maybe […]

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Link Roundup

The City Paper has a link to Baltimore Housing’s “Draft 2010-2015 Consolidated Plan” in a short blog post by Ed Ericson — it’s a nice bedtime read, if housing horrors are your thing.  (Link opens a PDF). Looks like the chickens finally came home to roost for Anne Arundel County delegate Tony McConkey — his […]

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What Part of “No” Do You Not Understand?

In the hopes that the third time is a charm, Charm City has sued Wells Fargo for the third time, according to the Baltimore Sun. The latest complaint, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, contains 14 new paragraphs that purport to address concerns that led Judge J. Frederick Motz to dismiss the case twice before […]

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Link Roundup: Prices, Hud, Lawsuits, and More.

Foreclosure maintenance penalties for banks and other entities who fail to maintain their foreclosed properties.  We happen to think this is a great idea. Another great idea — HUD NSP partnerships.  As long as the money doesn’t benefit slumlords, and as long as it doesn’t allow the City to acquire even more property that it […]

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City Amends Lawsuit Against Wells Fargo

Baltimore City has amended its lawsuit against Wells Fargo, citing property tax loss and a drain on city services like police and fire.  The suit was originally dismissed in January by Judge J. Frederick Motz, who cited the City’s criminal culture and lack of accountability as part of the vacant housing problem. Yesterday’s Maryland Daily […]

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Federal Judge Dismisses City’s Suit Against Wells Fargo

According to the Baltimore Sun, US District Court Judge J. Frederick Motz dismissed the City’s pending lawsuit against Wells Fargo, citing the City’s role in destroying inner-city neighborhoods: “The alleged connection is even more implausible when considered against the background of other factors leading to the deterioration of the inner city,” U.S. District Court Judge […]

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