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Michigan Justice Diane Hathaway's short sale

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WXYZ asks "Did a Michigan Supreme Court Justice play a shell game to get out from her underwater home?" Hathaway persuaded a bank to permit her a short sale of a Florida vacation home that saved her hundreds of thousands of dollars from a mortgage made at the peak of the market, but the ABC affiliate finds suspicious transfers of other real estate from the judge to her stepchildren shortly before she got the sweetheart deal from the bank, which is hypothetically available only to those without the assets to pay the mortgage.

Hathaway, a trial lawyer favorite, won her seat with the help of a Michigan Democratic Party ad that showed a photo of Justice Clifford Taylor blinking and accused him of sleeping on the bench. Severino has more.

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