Judge Institutes Procedure that May Order Owners of Foreclosed Homes to Pay Neighbors for the Decreased Value of their Homes

NPR:  Property owners whose homes are near foreclosed homes got “letters from Cleveland Municipal Housing Court Judge Raymond Pianka telling them that one of the former owners of that empty house, mortgage giant Fannie Mae, had been found guilty of housing code violations. As part of its remedy, the court ordered the company to pay restitution.”  See the local newspaper’s editorial “Housing Judge Pianka risks overstepping.”