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Freddie Mac Pulls Foreclosure Files from Another Law Firm, by Mutual Consent

Posted Mar 31, 2011 2:24 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Without explaining why, Freddie Mac has added another law firm to its list of those that it no longer authorizes to handle its foreclosure files.

The move concerning Shapiro & Burson was by mutual consent, a Freddie Mac spokesman told the Baltimore Sun.

The Virginia-based law firm has been accused by a paralegal of using documents in which "attorney" signatures on deeds were actually scribed by others.

Prior coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Paralegal Says Others Scribed ‘Attorney’ Signatures on 1,000 Deeds in Foreclosure Cases"

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