A homeowner defense association has accused New York's largest foreclosure law firm of inappropriate behavior and asked the state's top judge to stop any foreclosure cases the firm handles.

In a letter to Jonathan Lippman, the state's chief judge, the New York State Foreclosure Defense Bar wrote that the firm of Steven J. Baum P.C. in Buffalo, N.Y., "exceeded the boundaries of common decency when it celebrated and mocked the plight of homeowners facing foreclosure" at a 2010 Halloween office party.

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