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Bid to Stop Foreclosure Sale Covid Pause Denied by Texas Court

April 21, 2022, 6:27 PM

Texas Funding lost its bid for a temporary injunction against enforcement of a county judge’s order that foreclosure sales not proceed due to the then-rising Covid-19 infection rates, with a ruling by a Texas appeals court Thursday.

The Houston-based lender posted several pieces of commercial property for foreclosure, the Texas Court of Appeals, Fourteenth District, said. In an April 2, 2021, order, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo ordered the shutdown of the auction facility, citing health concerns.

Texas Funding sued the county arguing that postponing foreclosures due to the pandemic conflicted with the governor’s executive order that there be no ...

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