New York Requires Attorneys to Verify Residential Foreclosure Pleadings in Response to National Foreclosure Freeze

On October 20, 2010, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman of the State of New York announced that lender’s counsel in residential foreclosure actions will now be required to file an affirmation certifying that they have taken reasonable measures to verify the accuracy of documents submitted in connection with the action. The new rule is effective immediately. The New York State Unified Court System has provided a sample affirmation that was released with Judge Lippman’s statement.