As more people face losing their homes, a Brooklyn judge has taken up their cause,
tossing out almost half the foreclosure motions that come to him
because of what he calls "the comedy of errors" that is the greedy banking and
mortgage industry. Heeding the "Be sure brain in gear before engaging
mouth" sign in his office, Justice Arthur Schack quotes Shakespeare and
Frank Capra in opinions that some feel should be a national model.
should not lose sight that they are dealing with humanity," he wrote in
one case. "I don't want to put a family on the street unless it's