FOR STORY SPAIN EVICTIONS - FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2011 file photo, Grandmother Tomasa Morcillo, 87, picks up her personal belongings as she and her family are evicted from their home

 

              FOR STORY SPAIN EVICTIONS - FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2011 file photo, Grandmother Tomasa Morcillo, 87, picks up her personal belongings as she and her family are evicted from their home
FOR STORY SPAIN EVICTIONS - FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2011 file photo, Grandmother Tomasa Morcillo, 87, picks up her personal belongings as she and her family are evicted from their home in Madrid because they are unable to keep up their mortgage payments. The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg has ruled Thursday March 14, 2013, that harsh property repossession laws in Spain violate EU laws on consumer protection. Hundreds of thousands of evictions have taken place during Spain’s deep recession, but the watershed ruling said Spanish legislation infringes EU law as it does not allow courts to halt eviction orders on the basis of possible unfair terms in mortgage agreements. (AP Photo/Arturo Rodriguez, File)