Like something out of a Twilight Zone episode, the “Foreclosure mill” Steven J. Baum P.C. law firm is now itself out of business after photographs were released of employees mocking the homeless at the company’s 2010 Halloween costume party.
The whistleblower says the pictures are characteristic of the company, which paid $2 million settlement for robo-signing documents to expedite foreclosures. “There is this really cavalier attitude,” she said. “It doesn’t matter that people are going to lose their homes.”
Steven J. Baum blames New York Times columnist Joe Nocera for covering the story in the first place. “Mr. Nocera — You have destroyed everything and everyone related to Steven J. Baum PC. It took 40 years to build this firm and three weeks to tear down,” Baum wrote in an email.