- Associated Press - Thursday, May 8, 2014

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Meagher County couple’s lawsuit is back on track against Bank of America over claims bank representatives acted negligently and fraudulently when they tried to refinance their mortgage.

The Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed most of a district judge’s ruling dismissing Abraham and Betty Jean Morrow’s case.

The Morrows’ home is on 50 acres in Meagher County. Business problems left them unable to afford monthly mortgage payments of $2,300.

They say a bank representative told them to skip a payment so they would qualify for the federal Home Affordable Mortgage Program.

The bank says no record of that conversation exists.

They say they made reduced payments believing they were participating in HAMP, but then the bank tried to foreclose on the home.

Lee Newspapers of Montana reports an injunction blocked the foreclosure.

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