U.S. Supreme Court to Hear ‘Home Equity Theft’ Case

National Mortgage News, Apr. 26, 2023–Andrew Martinez (subscription)
Counsel in Tyler v. Hennepin County will argue whether the procedures violate a homeowner’s Fifth Amendment and Eighth Amendment rights in ensuring compensation for property seizure and protection against excessive fines, respectively. The case stems from a tax lien forfeiture where the county kept the remaining $25,000 in a foreclosure sale against a condominium owner, now-94-year-old Geraldine Tyler, over a $15,000 tax debt.