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Lawyer’s ‘Inadvertence’ Is Excusable Neglect (access required)

Although defendant lender submitted an Answer to plaintiff homeowners’ fraud complaint four months after the deadline, due to counsel’s inadvertence, the Richmond U.S. District Court denies plaintiffs’ motion for entry of default and grants defendants leave to file the late Answer; defendants have acted in good faith, plaintiffs have not suffered prejudice and judicial proceedings ...

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