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Consumer Lawyer Max Gardner to Answer Your Questions
Editor's note: On the broadcast last night was the first in a series on the foreclosure debacle. In Show Me the Mortgage, Paul Solman looked at some of the legal issues being raised about the validity of foreclosure filings, including faulty (some say fraudulent) documentation, the use of robo-signing, and proof of ownership of the note.
Our coverage continues here, where "the dean of the bankruptcy bar," North Carolina lawyer Max Gardner, has agreed to answer your mortgage questions.
Where did this come from? Where is it all headed? What does it mean for the housing market and the future of the mortgage industry? Post your questions below and Gardner will answer them next week.