I worked for Bob Lauth and found him to be tough, fair, driven and extraordinarily street-smart [Maurer column, July 21]. It was terrible to watch as naïve journalists from other publications passed judgment on Lauth and his organization after the financial collapse. Maurer’s commentary was dead-on and accurate to the last detail. As one of the real estate folks crushed in the collapse, I was grateful to see Maurer’s praise for Lauth.
David W. Funke, Carmel