Joe Nocera

  • Bad Ideas, Holidays and Seasons, New York Times

    Buffalo ‘Foreclosure Mill’ Employees Don Mean Costumes For Halloween

    Over the weekend, you might have seen the Times story on the Stephen J. Baum law firm. As the largest so-called “foreclosure mill” in New York state, they represent banks that kick people out of their homes. Every year the Baum firm hosts a huge Halloween party. Last year, employees reportedly dressed up like the some of the people who lose their homes during the course of Baum’s foreclosure business. Some people are outraged that foreclosure lawyers don’t have “compassion” for their adversaries….

    93 Comments / / Oct 31, 2011 at 11:25 AM

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