Home equity lenders, recovering from last year's downturn, are in a new "fight for their lives," jousting with Freddie Mac and legislative initiatives, says Laura Borrelli, the spirited president of the industry's trade group.

The National Home Equity Mortgage Association kicks off its 25th annual conference this week, after months of turmoil in the market.

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