Bankruptcy Weapons to Terminate a Zombie Mortgage – Part 5 of 6

By Professor Andrea Boyack and Judge Robert Berger

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V. A BANKRUPTCY CODE SECTION 363 APPROACH TO ZOMBIE MORTGAGES

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