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Is Unclean Hands An Effective Defense Against Foreclosure?

Posted by Maxwell Swinney

Monday, March 20, 2017

Our firm recently received a question from a homeowner in Pennsylvania who wanted to know if he could use an unclean hands defense to avoid foreclosure, and if he could he sue his bank?

Unclean Hands

First, what is an unclean hands defense?

An unclean hands defense is when one party in a lawsuit didn't wash their hands before coming into court and gets dirt all over the legal documents and the judge throws the case out. Precedent for the unclean hands defense was established in 1975 with the landmark Pigpen v. Wells Fargo case, which went all the way to the supreme court.

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Topics: loan modification, foreclosure defense attorney, foreclosure fraud, unclean hands

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