Freddie Mac says Taylor Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp.'s bid to investigate it represents "an extreme invasion" into its operations and is urging a bankruptcy court to deny the request.

Taylor Bean, which sold and serviced many of the mortgages that Freddie Mac owns, wants to pore over thousands of pages of documents and depose about a dozen Freddie Mac officials. According to the collapsed mortgage lender, its request is critical to its ability to draft a creditor-payment plan.

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