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Volume 2014 - Number 9

March 7, 2014

House Passes Legislation Restricting Use of Eminent Domain to Deal with Foreclosures

The House of Representatives last week passed legislation addressing the use of eminent domain authority to seize and cure underwater mortgage loans as part of a municipalityís efforts to stem high foreclosure rates. By a vote of 353-65, lawmakers passed H.R. 1944, the Private Rights Protection Act, which would bar city and county governments that get federal economic-development funds from using eminent domain to seize mortgage notes from investors and unilaterally restructure the loans before selling to other investors. Included in the legislation is...

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