Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner last week announced a lawsuit against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for unpaid real-estate transfer taxes as part of the Michigan county’s larger effort to combat foreclosures.

“It’s time for those who helped create the foreclosure crisis to pay their fair share for the situation in our communities,” Meisner said last week at a press conference announcing the lawsuit. “It’s not right for Oakland County taxpayers to be left on the hook when taxes are due and owing.”

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