NOTICE TO THE BAR
RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE FORECLOSURES -(1) COMMENTS SOUGHT ON DECEMBER
20, 2010 EMERGENT RULE AMENDMENTS; (2) SUSPENSION OF DEADLINES FOR FILING
CERTIFICATIONS OF DILIGENT INQUIRY IN PENDING CASES
The Supreme Court in its January 31, 2011 order published with this notice seeks public comment on the emergent amendments to Rules 1 :5-6, 4:64-1 and 4:64-2 that the Court adopted by order dated December 20, 2010. The Court adopted those amendments in light of irregularities in the residential foreclosure practice as reported in sworn testimony before Congress and in depositions in New Jersey and other states, which were presented to the Court in a submission by Legal Services of New Jersey. While the emergent nature of those amendments did not provide the opportunity for public comment prior to the Court’s action, the Court now is seeking public comment on those rule amendments.