Critical Case Comment – In re Ochoa, 399 B.R. 563 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. 2009) (Marks)

In re Ochoa, 399 B.R. 563 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. 2009) (Marks)

Service of a contested matter motion on attorneys who had entered notices of appearance and had filed pleadings in a case did not provide adequate service under Rule 7004 where notice was not provided directly to the creditor.

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When Roxana Ochoa filed her Chapter 13 case in April of 2003, Washington Mutual Bank filed a proof of claim as mortgagee . . .

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