MAAPL has posted a petition on Change.org to thank Governor Deval Patrick for acting to protect people’s right to sue to regain their illegally foreclosed homes, and we invite you to join us in expressing our gratitude by signing the petition.
The Massachusetts Legislature’s bill, S1987, would have curtailed our longstanding right to sue to regain our homes foreclosed illegally – as has been the case for so many. Wealthy interests used S1987 to attack our 300 year-old property rights. They tried to strip us of them in the back halls of the State House. With no debate, the Legislature wanted to slam the 20 year window to sue down to one year for the 65,000 and three years for anyone in the future.
Thanks to Governor Patrick’s action, the bill was returned to the Legislature with language reinstating a compromise amendment that had been negotiated in the House of Representatives that specifies a 10 year right to sue. So please join us in recognizing and thanking Governor Patrick for supporting the rights of the Commonwealth’s homeowners – sign the petition today!