New York to Require Attorney Verification of Foreclosure Complaints

According to today’s New York Law Journal, NY is requiring attorneys for banks to verify complaints with a special form indicating that they have reviewed the papers and the name of a bank employee who provided the information. While any attempt to get the banks to be more accurate is to be welcomed, this affirmation seems less than significant. Lawyers already swear to the accuracy of their papers by signing the complaint, so what is the difference here?

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