Don’t Skimp on Service When Your Client’s House Is on the Line

By Cathy Moran, Esq., Moran Law Group (Mountain View, CA)

Is the Chapter 13 trustee jeopardizing the benefits to my client of Rule 3002.1 by sloppy service? Unwilling to expend more than a single postage stamp to effect notice? Just going through the motions?

The short answer is: I don’t know yet.

The issue stood out when, for reasons that are yet inexplicable, the trustee and my office each filed a . . .

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