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Oregon’s Foreclosure Ban

Stoll Berne attorneys Steve Berman and Keith Ketterling, acting as special assistant attorneys general, defended a constitutional challenge to Oregon’s foreclosure ban. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oregon legislature enacted a law that temporarily prevented lenders from foreclosing on borrowers or charging fees to borrowers for late payments. On behalf of the State of Oregon, Oregon’s Attorney General and Oregon’s Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, Stoll Berne moved to dismiss the case.  That motion was granted in February 2022, and a final judgment was entered in the State’s favor.