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GMAC Mortgage to Move Forward with Foreclosures

GMAC Mortgage was the first company to halt foreclosures in 23 states because of concerns that the legal paperwork was not validated and processed correctly. After two months of reviewing individual case files, the company says it will restart foreclosure proceedings. Bank of America has also lifted its foreclosure suspension in 23 states. While both companies say they have found no instances in which a homeowner was wrongly foreclosed upon, at least one county sheriff in the judicial state of Illinois says he's not going to carry out their evictions until they provide further proof.

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Ohio AG Seeks Preliminary Injunction in GMAC Foreclosure Case

Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray has filed a preliminary injunction seeking to prevent GMAC Mortgage from completing foreclosure sales in his state that he says are based on faulty affidavits. Cordray filed suit October 6th against GMAC; its parent, Ally Financial Inc.; and one of its employees, alleging fraud against Ohio consumers and Ohio courts. The preliminary injunction asks that GMAC stop its ""faulty affidavit practices"" while the lawsuit is pending.

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Ohio Attorney General Files Fraud Suit Against GMAC Mortgage

The foreclosure paperwork gaffe at GMAC Mortgage has garnered heavy attention from the highest legal counsels in states across the country, and at least one attorney general is pressing charges. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday against GMAC Mortgage and Ally Financial, Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray accuses the loan servicer and its agents of filing fraudulent affidavits in an attempt to mislead Ohio's courts. He is seeking a preliminary foreclosure injunction, $25,000 for every violation, and consumer restitution.

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Paperwork Missteps to Prolong Foreclosure Crisis in Certain States

Three major mortgage lenders have halted foreclosures in states where the process is handled through the court system after suspicions surfaced that employees did not follow legal procedures in preparing the required documentation. These paperwork problems are widely expected to draw out the already devastating foreclosure crisis in the affected areas. We've dug a little deeper to provide a list of the states where judicial foreclosures are the standard and that are most likely impacted by the foreclosure suspensions announced.

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Analysts Weigh in on GMAC’s Foreclosure Snafu

Last week, GMAC Mortgage called for a halt on foreclosures and REO sales in 23 states that may have been impacted by an internal procedural error. The incident could give cause for homeowners to file lawsuits against the lender, bondholders could be impacted, and the problem could reach beyond just GMAC since it also services mortgages for other firms, including the GSEs. A number of analysts have since weighed in on GMAC's foreclosure snafu. Attorneys general in several states are also launching their own investigations.

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GMAC Calls News of Its Foreclosure Moratorium Untrue Speculation

It was reported by Bloomberg Monday that Ally Financial's GMAC Mortgage had ordered its brokers and agents to halt foreclosures and REO sales on homeowners in 23 states. The company has denied the rumored foreclosure moratorium, calling it ""untrue speculation."" GMAC says an internal procedural error may cause some delays for foreclosures already in process, but all new foreclosure actions are ""continuing in the ordinary course of business with no interruption.""

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GMAC, Under New Ally Name, Turns $565M Profit

Ally Financial, the new face of GMAC Inc., reported Tuesday that it posted net income of $565 million for the second quarter of 2010. That compares to a net loss of $3.9 billion for the second quarter of 2009. The company's mortgage operations, which include Residential Capital (ResCap), turned a Q2 profit of $230 million. That's up from net earnings of $156 million the previous quarter and a loss of $1.3 billion a year earlier. Ally attributed the income increase to improved performance in the origination and servicing business and gains on the sale of legacy mortgage assets.

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