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Nonprofit Group Billed $940,000 For Records

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada officials want to charge a California nonprofit group nearly $1 million to review the state’s foreclosure mediation records.

The Las Vegas Sun reports that Civil Rights for Seniors wants access to 600,000 documents to determine whether the mediation program has been successful.

The group claims the program is ineffective.

The program was established by the Legislature in 2009 and is run by the Nevada Supreme Court.

State officials estimate it would cost $1 per page to copy, redact and research each record. They also want to charge $16 an hour to cover the time a state worker would need to complete the request.

The program claims more than 12,000 homeowners have completed the mediation process.

Of those, more than 3,600 homeowners were allowed to stay in their homes.

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Information from: Las Vegas Sun, http://www.lasvegassun.com

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