Pa. widow who lost $280k home to tax sale over $6 in interest wins new court hearing

  • Article by: MARK SCOLFORO , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 19, 2013 - 3:05 PM

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A western Pennsylvania woman whose $280,000 home was sold at auction over $6.30 in unpaid interest won a court decision Monday allowing her a fresh opportunity to argue she should not lose her home.

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elle2008Aug. 19, 13 3:15 PM

Obvious overreach by some govt entity. Do they operate on common sense anymore. Please...if I was handling her case I would have paid her bill.

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zekefaxAug. 19, 13 5:28 PM

Ridiculus! I'm sure that the agency taking her home has had more than one or two employees taking 5 finger discounts worth more than this woman's bill yet she stands to lose her home. Again this is ridiculus!!

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davehougAug. 20, 13 3:16 PM

In whose eyes did the bank come out ahead in this. Owed $235 and the costs of foreclosure were how much??????

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davehougAug. 20, 13 3:17 PM

Some bank manager should be fired for costing the bank money over a dumb decision.

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r3ader1Aug. 20, 13 3:55 PM

It was the taxing authority that assessed the interest, not a bank. Article states that just after the part where is said that the mortgage was paid off by the husband's life insurance proceeds.

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johnmcfaddenAug. 20, 13 5:20 PM

my contempt for government and for bureaucrats in particular knows no bounds. shame , shame , shame on you

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myob_STAug. 20, 13 7:32 PM

Sounds like somebody decided that they needed to follow the rules even though it was patently ridiculous.

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buttlesAug. 21, 13 4:45 PM

"It was the taxing authority that assessed the interest, not a bank. Article states that just after the part where is said that the mortgage was paid off by the husband's life insurance proceeds." == True in this case but there have been many instances where banks have acted just as badly or worse as in those cases their victim is unable to get a hearing before they've been evicted.

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IHATELOGINS0Aug. 21, 1311:04 PM

Any judge who would uphold someone losing their home over 6 bucks should be immediately removed and put in jail. Not even worth the postage to send a notice. GET REAL GOVERNMENT!!!

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