Legal Ethics

Judge Chides Harvard Law Grad re 'Garbled' Pro Se Foreclosure Filing Attaching Vet Bill Receipt

A Harvard Law School graduate was chided by a federal judge in Washington, D.C., last week for making a “garbled” filing in a personal lawsuit concerning a mortgage foreclosure dispute.

Among other issues raised by U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle concerning the excessively “complex” document was a receiptl for a veterinary bill for a 75-pound dog attached to the filing, reports the Blog of Legal Times.

Although attorney Brud Rossmann is pro se in the case, he is held to a higher standard, as a practicing attorney, than the average pro se litigant, said Huvelle in her written opinion (PDF).

It dismissed the case Rossman filed against Chase Home Finance LLC and other defendants over allegedly misapplied mortgage payments.

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