Del. Judges Put Mortgage Doc Destruction On Hold

Law360, New York (January 24, 2011, 8:45 PM EST) -- Two bankruptcy judges took steps on Monday to protect loan documents set to be destroyed by defunct mortgage lenders that could be valuable to ongoing criminal investigations and civil suits concerning mortgage fraud.

In response to an objection from the U.S. Department of Justice, Judge Peter J. Walsh of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware delayed for 30 days a bid by the Mortgage Lenders Network Liquidating Trust to destroy 18,000 boxes of loan documentation for loans that were later sold off to...
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