The “New York Times” worked with Notre Dame Associate Clinical Professor of Law Judy Fox to document a growing phenomenon in the foreclosure crisis: banks walking away from foreclosed homes and leaving the former owners liable for ongoing maintenance and other costs. An article in today’s paper (Monday, March 30, 2009) features a Legal Aid Clinic case that exemplifies the problem.
Read the article: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/30/us/30walkaway.html
Fox has been front-and-center on the foreclosure crisis through her scholarship on the issue as well as her work with victims of predatory lending. Fox testified before the Indiana House Financial Institutions Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee on mortgage foreclosure issues, and was asked by the Indiana Judicial Center, and Indiana Supreme Court agency charged with the continuing education of the state’s judicial officers, to conduct training at the Indiana Judicial Conference in April.
Click here for a biography of Prof. Fox: http://law.nd.edu/people/faculty-and-administration/clinical/judith-fox