31 Oct '11, 9am

Law Firm's Halloween Party Mocks Foreclosure Victims | Care2 Causes

Law Firm's Halloween Party Mocks Foreclosure Victims | Care2 Causes

One of the largest law firms in New York was recently exposed for hosting a Halloween party at which employees openly ridiculed victims of the housing crisis . Located near Buffalo, the law firm of Steven J. Baum is what the industry calls a “foreclosure mill,” a firm that works on behalf of big banks and mortgage servicers who want to foreclose on and evict homeowners. A former employee recently sent New York Times reporter Joe Nocera a series of photos from Baum’s 2010 Halloween party that exposes the contempt in which Baum’s employees hold the unfortunate homeowners they helped to make homeless. In an e-mail, she said that she wanted me to see them because they showed an appalling lack of compassion toward the homeowners — invariably poor and down on their luck — that the Baum firm had brought foreclosure proceedings against. When we spoke later, she added that the snap...

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