A judge dismissed a foreclosure case against a mother and daughter in Mastic last week, ruling that their bank missed New York’s six-year deadline to file its lawsuit.
The decision could allow Randi Richman and her daughter, Lisa Viola, to shed their mortgage and own their home free and clear, more than eight years after their lender sued to foreclose.
State Supreme Court Justice William Rebolini decided in favor of the family on Wednesday, writing that U.S. Bank National Association was “untimely” in suing last year to take back the home.
“It’s just like a weight has been lifted — I can breathe,” said Richman, who is 63 and disabled.
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