News Story (Ohio)
New York Times (NYT)
May 13, 2015
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Tags: Housing: Foreclosure, Housing: Mortgage
Organizations mentioned/involved: Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE) (Ohio)
A legal aid group had taken the inventive step of assuming the role of a whistle-blower revealing abuses in the handling of a popular type of government-backed mortgage.
But Judge Jack Zouhary of Federal District Court for the Northern District of Ohio ruled on Tuesday that the group, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, did not act as a whistle-blower in the way envisioned by the False Claims Act, the legislation that was the basis for the group’s action.