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Wayne, Oakland counties in Michigan sued over “unconstitutional” foreclosures

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Michigan’s two largest counties areillegally foreclosing on thousands of properties for delinquent taxes,according to class-action lawsuits filed this month.

Wayne and Oakland counties have both foreclosed on thousands of properties for unpaid taxes in recent years.

But in doing so they’ve denied property owners their due process rights, according to the lawsuits filed in circuit courts for both counties.

Aaron Cox, an attorney for the plaintiffs, says the counties are simply not equipped with the proper infrastructure to deal with the soaring number of tax foreclosures in recent years, and comply with the 1999 state law that lays out how to deal with them.

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