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Question No. 1: My question has to do with the real party in interest requirement in Rule 17 (FRBP 7017).  Generally, the question is, how does that requirement apply to mortgage servicers?  But I’m curious about two different scenarios.

The first scenario is the common one.  The servicer collects payments on behalf of another party.  The servicer . . .

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