A Different Kind of Prejudice

By Briggs & Wholey LLC | Oct 12, 2016

"Prejudice" is not always about race, ethnic origin, or gender.  In some legal instances, the phrase "with prejudice" might mean that you aren't going to lose your house.  The Maine Supreme Judicial Court recently decided that a homeowner was entitled to have the bank follow strict procedural rules in its action to foreclose on the home.  Because the bank failed to get it right the first time, instead of being given a second chance, their Complaint for foreclosure was required to be dismissed "with prejudice."  See U.S. Bank Trust, N.A. v. MacKenzie, 2016 ME 149.



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