Bank of America Fights Nevada Foreclosure Ruling

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Bank of America ( BAC) is appealing a Nevada judge's order that blocked 8,900 foreclosures in the state.

The bank argues that Nye County District Court Judge Robert Lane's temporary restraining order against ReconTrust, a Bank of America subsidiary, is halting progress on thousands of foreclosure procedures.

"The order has created enormous upheaval and confusion in the foreclosure process across Nevada and immediate review is required," said the bank's motion said.

The temporary restraining order was put in place on Jan. 20 when Suzanne A. North sued the bank for fraudulently trying to foreclose on her home.

The bank has been ordered not to foreclosure on properties in Nevada until a Feb. 28 hearing, according to The Las Vegas Sun.

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