Maine Foreclosure Diversion Program Doesn’t Eliminate Federal Jurisdiction

Mealey's (May 4, 2016, 1:20 PM EDT) -- PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine federal judge on April 29 ruled that a mortgage lender may proceed with its federal foreclosure case, based on diversity of citizenship, because the abstention doctrine in Burford v. Sun Oil Co. (319 U.S. 315, 331-33 [1943]) does not apply to the present case with regard to the Maine Foreclosure Diversion Program (Residential Mortgage Loan Trust 2013-TT2, by U.S. Bank National Association v. Joane K. Lloyd, et al., No. 15-466, D. Maine; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57213).

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