Professional Responsibility Cannot Be Subordinated To Process Efficiency

Tom Waldron, a former bankruptcy judge and current Advisor to the NACTT Academy, lives in Tucson, AZ.[email protected].   

Although there are many decisions discussing aspects of the current mortgage-proof-of-claim-mess, a recently published decision, In re Taylor, 2009 WL1885888 (Bkrtcy.E.D.Pa. – Judge Sigmund), makes an enormous contribution to this subject. This article is intended to present some minimal highlights from the decision; however, it is well worth reading the entire decision, perhaps with an open screen or sheet of . . .

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