The Question of Standing and How to Prove You Belong

By Lance E. Olsen, Managing Shareholder RCO Legal, P.S. (Bellevue, WA)

In most places, gone are the days when an attorney representing a creditor could appear in court with only copy of the first page of a recorded deed of trust to establish the right to prosecute a motion in bankruptcy or foreclosure.  Depending on your relative position, we either now (a) more commonly find a system where the letter of law is properly and strictly applied to prevent even the possibility of error or harm to the defendant, or, (b) now value form over substance and . . .

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