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Real property — Foreclosure sale — Lack of pre-sale notice

On December 13, 2016, appellees, James E. Clarke, Renee Dyson, Hugh J. Green, Patrick M. A. Decker, Khalid Walker, and Christine M. Drexel (substitute trustees), filed a Residential Foreclosure action against appellant, Everal Campbell, in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County. Nine days later, on December 22, 2016, appellees filed a Return of Service with the court indicating that after unsuccessful attempts, they posted a Notice of Foreclosure Action and left other vital documents in a “conspicuous place at [appellant’s] address” at 6:01 a.m. on December 16, 2016. Appellant did not respond to the filing and the property was subsequently sold at a foreclosure sale on March 30, 2017.

In May 2017, appellant filed a Motion to Set Aside/Vacate [the] Foreclosure Sale and an Objection to Ratification and Confirmation of Foreclosure Sale—which the court treated as an exception. Appellees filed an opposition motion and on June 26, 2017, the trial court overruled the exceptions lodged by appellant. On September 11, 2017, appellant filed a Motion to Vacate Order of Ratification that was subsequently denied by the trial court. Appellant then filed a Notice of Appeal.

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