mortgage foreclosures

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There may be a warning flag contradicting the perception of a strong local economy. Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns says there's been a 30-percent increase in the first three-months of the year in filings of the first stages of foreclosure.

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More signs calling out banks that are being bad neighbors will be going up this week. State Assemblyman Michael Kearns says he started the "shame campaign" to expose lenders that foreclose on homes and let them rot for years.

New York's court system is working its way through thousands of mortgage foreclosures, a lengthy process that can take months to resolve.