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SJC rules bank had no right to take home

Ruling against bank stresses requirement for proper paperwork

The state’s top court Monday ruled in favor of a Canton woman fighting her foreclosure, a decision that puts more pressure on lenders to clean up seizure procedures, but also complicates efforts for borrowers seeking court relief from such property take-backs.

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling buttresses several others it has made in recent years that require foreclosing lenders to have proper paperwork in place before seizing homes from delinquent borrowers.

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