Dann argues case before Ohio’s top court


Dann argues case before Ohio’s top court

COLUMBUS

The last time former Attorney General Marc Dann appeared before the Ohio Supreme Court, he was hoping to convince justices to allow him to continue practicing law despite the scandal that led to his resignation and subsequent criminal convictions.

On Wednesday, Dann was back before the state’s high court, this time arguing on behalf of homeowners who say they were wrongfully subjected to foreclosure proceedings.

The case could have implications in thousands of foreclosure cases.

“This is more than a question of paperwork — by rushing to foreclose before filing the necessary paperwork, a bank is forgoing opportunities to work with the homeowner to prevent the foreclosure,” Dann said in an earlier released statement concerning the case. “It’s imperative that lower courts follow the Ohio Supreme Court ruling that protects homeowners from entities rushing foreclosures, causing unnecessary harm and expense to the homeowner as well as the community, which suffers from decreased safety, property values and a lower quality of life with each new foreclosure.”

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