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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published March 07, 2011

GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY TO TESTIFY ON FORECLOSURE PREVENTION BEFORE U.S. HOUSE COMMITTEE



ANNAPOLIS, MD (March 7, 2011) – Governor Martin O’Malley will testify tomorrow before a field hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, of which Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings is a Ranking Member. The hearing will focus on mortgage servicer abuses and the role servicers have played in perpetuating the foreclosure crisis.

Last September, at the urging of Governor O’Malley, Congressman Cummings, and Maryland’s Congressional delegation, the Maryland Court of Appeals approved a set of emergency rule changes that enable the court to conduct detailed reviews of foreclosure files and authorize judges to require parties who file questionable documents to appear and prove the legitimacy of the documents.

In addition, last year, Governor O’Malley successfully fought for legislation to give every Maryland family facing foreclosure the legal right to mediation with the lender seeking the foreclosure.


WHAT: Governor O’Malley to testify on mortgage servicer abuse before U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

WHEN: TOMORROW, Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: University of Maryland School of Law
Moot Court Room
500 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore