In the article titled “Law on the home front” (Summer 2011), we are told the victim—Beth—was deceived by “predatory” lenders. That word appears four times in an extremely slanted article. No blame or responsibility is placed on the borrower, who receives disability income and lives in federally subsidized housing funded by taxpayer monies.
She took two mortgages totaling nearly $500,000 to purchase a tenement. Do we detect an element of greed here? It appears the victim should have consulted a lawyer from the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau before she made the purchase.