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More from 99ers: Unemployment Leads to Foreclosure
Paul Solman: Given today's news that foreclosures jumped 9 percent in July, we've posted the last of our 99er interview outtakes, in which Faith Phillips tells a striking story: She'll be paying off condo fees on her foreclosed house for years, mainly for the other side's legal fees.
The condo association hasn't responded yet to confirm or deny. If they do respond, we'll post. The dispute's mediator, however, confirmed the substance, if not the sum, of Faith's account. (He didn't remember the exact numbers.)