- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 13, 2010

ANNAPOLIS, Md. | A spokeswoman for Maryland’s judiciary says state court officials are reviewing a request from Gov. Martin O’Malley and others to halt all foreclosures in the state for at least 60 days.

Spokeswoman Angelita Plemmer said Tuesday that officials are trying to determine if Chief Judge Robert Bell or the Maryland Court of Appeals has the authority to take the action requested.

O’Malley and all 10 members of Maryland’s congressional delegation said in a Saturday letter to Bell that immediate action is necessary to avoid miscarriages of justice. The move comes amid evidence across the country that foreclosure documents were signed by some mortgage lenders or their lawyers without verifying the information in them.

The letter noted there is significant foreclosure oversight by the courts.


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