Courts Overwhelmed with a Backlog of Millions of Foreclosure Cases

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Homesowners face a backlog of foreclosure cases in the courts.

Shortly after Orlando Eslava’s bank started to push him through the foreclosure process last year, he got some good news: He was eligible for a government mortgage relief program that would lower his loan payments. But the lender plowed ahead with the foreclosure sale anyway, taking back the condo in Aventura, Fla., even as Eslava made payments under the federal plan.

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