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Consolidated Litigation Group Says Phillip Kramer and Mitchell Stein are Associated Attorneys on Mass Joinder Litigation

The following email was received by a consumer as part of the process to sell her into a lawsuit against her lender.

I was utterly surprised to see that the associated attorneys of Consolidate Litigation Group include both Phillip Kramer and Mitchell Stein. Last I heard they were feuding with each other.

You will see the most likely outcome from the mass joinder case is said to be “C: Amnesty Program; in lieu of lender criminal prosecution, principal balance reduced to current value & 3% fixed for life of loan.(most likely)”

Sure sounds like the consumer is given an expectation that is the result they will obtain.

Re: ASC Litigation
Sent: Fri 5/20/2011

I enjoyed our conversation today and glad I could introduce you to the Consolidated Plaintiff Litigation Lawsuit. Based on our discussion it looks like you may be a candidate to be included in this lawsuit as thousands have done before you. If you would like to view the attorneys involved and learn more about the process and what’s going on with current litigation, then take a look at our website; www.conlitgroup.com

Our process begins with Phase I : Mortgage Compliance Review (Discovery Process) (time frame 2-3 weeks.)

Phase II : Consolidated Plaintiff Litigation; which will result in:
A: Full Lien Strip; dismissal of lien, property deemed free & clear (least likely)
B: Pre-trial Settlement; loan reduced to 80% of current value & 2% interest rate for the life of the loan. (possibly)
C: Amnesty Program; in lieu of lender criminal prosecution, principal balance reduced to current value & 3% fixed for life of loan.(most likely)
D: Compensatory Awards per plaintiff possible (contingent on findings in Review) $15,000. to $70,000.

Listed below is the fee for our services:

Total Fee is $4,150;
Phase I, Doc Audit $2,500. In the event that no violations are found the $2,500 is 100% refundable.

Phase II : An additional $1,650. to be added as a plaintiff.

I have also attached a Phase I retainer agreement for your review. Please complete and fax back to me to the fax # listed below along with a current mortgage statement to begin the process. Please call me if you have any questions.

Please note offer valid until 5/25/2011 A non-response by this date will automatically opt you out, no further notices will be sent and this offer will no longer be available.

Regards,

Ken Kroening
Sr. Case Analyst
Direct: 323-410-7508
Text: 714-357-7769
877-439-3244 Ext. 7508
Fax: 888-491-0032
5855 Green Valley Circle, Suite 209
Culver City, Ca. 90230
[email protected]

Home Retention Division
Consolidated Litigation Group P.C., a Professional Law Corporation
All Consolidated Plaintiff Litigation performed Consolidated Litigation Group P.C)
(MCR Mortgage Compliance Reviews/REST reports performed by Home Retention Division affiliate)

Click the following names to see State Bar Licensing of associated Attorneys
Christopher J. Van Son Attorney at Law
Philip A. Kramer Attorney at Law
Mitchell J. Stein Attorney at Law
Theodore R. Maloney Attorney at Law

http://www.martindale.com/

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110413/ap_on_bi_ge/us_foreclosure_reimbursed

CBS 60 Minutes Special on “Fraudclosure Gate”: April 3, 2011 (CLICK HERE TO VIEW)
The information presented on this email is not to be construed as legal advice. Legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. Every effort has been made to assure that this information is up-to-date as of the date of publication. It is not intended to be a full and exhaustive explanation of the law in any area. This information is not intended as legal advice and may not be used as legal advice. It should not be used to replace the advice of your own legal counsel.

And then one of the documents sent to the consumers is from the law firm of Kramer and Kaslow.

Consolidated Litigation Group Says Phillip Kramer and Mitchell Stein are Associated Attorneys on Mass Joinder Litigation

So is Consolidated Litigation Group using Stein’s name with his permission? Have they mended fences? Is Consolidated Litigation Group really Kramer & Kaslow?

Consolidated Litigation Group Says Phillip Kramer and Mitchell Stein are Associated Attorneys on Mass Joinder Litigation
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  • Inquiring..

    I’m trying to reach the consolidated litigation group. Every phone number I can find says it’s not longer in service. Does anyone know if they are still around and how to reach them?

  • Grasping at Straws

    Thanks – my husband and I were about to sign up for this – now we won’t.  Much appreciated.  (It’s worth noting that consumers are likely to believe such relief is available because of how irresponsible banks have been.  I think people are holding out hope that fairness will be restored.  Keep up the good work!)

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      These guys were all raided and shut down by the California Attorney General and California Bar yesterday.

  • Kara

    I aboslutely loved my experience with consolidated litigation group so I have to disagree with your suspicions against the Home Retention group.  I have to admit, they have not been a disappointment. Someone posted this http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/06/fdic-mortgage-lawsuits-bank-foreclosures_n_891689.html
    and I hope I did not miss the train

  • Juwel

    Consolidated Litigation Group has been great for my family
    and I. From day one they gave me all the information I would need, more than I
    could possibly remember. I am glad to be working with experienced people. They
    told me the first phase takes about 30 days, it was completed in about 20, my
    foreclosure has been stopped and so far they seem to be doing great. Sometimes
    they can be quite busy, but anytime I leave a voicemail someone returns my call
    within 24 hours.

    In this world nothing is free, and if a small amount of
    money can possibly save my home and ensure my future then it is a small
    sacrifice.

  • Robert G.

    Consolidated litigation firm is a well recognized firm and has been practicing since a long time. They have immense experience in their field and always work for the benefit of their client, providing complete customer satisfaction and for everyone’s information, Phillip Kramer and Christopher Van Son are very much in the team. Before accusing, just visit the website http://www.conlitgroup.com and the picture will become crystal clear if you view the attorney page. The website says it all; do I need to say more? People should get their facts right before expressing their doubts and misleading the general public.

    • Krista Railey

      Consolidated Litigation Group was formed when?  Just exactly how long have they been in business?  CLG actually came on the radar this Spring when Mass Litigation Alliance stepped down as intake for Kramer & Kaslow.  What is interesting is that the website you provided is not the same website provided on the official Kramer & Kaslow website.  The phone number and intake branch office address are different than the site posted by K & K.  

      Even so, I encourage homeowners to contact the California Bar Association (or Bar Association in their state) to discuss working with non-attorney “intake specialists” and marketing firms that are aggressively selling entry to the suits.

      Here is another article re: potential ethics violation in connection with an attorney in Florida involved with the Mass Joinders:

      http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/law-firms-strategies-in-mortgage-holders-struggles-provoke-ethics-issues/1182264

      • doingmyhomework

        You too Krista!

        I dont know who you are or anything, you sort of sound like a regular consumer, but then you also sound like you know what you are doing more so than just a regular consumer. Your posts are so truthful and so well researched.  I have done a lot of my own and I know what a headache it was trying to link all this stuff together, I cant even imagine how it is for you putting together SO MUCH more.  Awesome job on helping others and doing the work based on facts, truth and seriousness versus being an emotional, threatening jerk.  Thank you!

      • http://www.facebook.com/krista.railey Krista Railey

        Thank you DMH. I am glad you took the time to do your homework and didn’t lose your hard hard earned dollars.  

        You caught me  I am not a typical consumer and have been in the mortgage and real estate industry for 24 years.  I have a background in underwriting, quality control, and compliance.  It is second nature to verify and investigate.  I’m just glad that the companies and individuals will not be able to prey on more homeowners.  

        I encourage those who paid money to join the mass joinder to contact the Bar Association and inquire about the client security fund.  It is important that victims file complaints and claims promptly in order to obtain some type of reimbursement.   

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        Hey, maybe we could start a mass joinder suit for that!

  • Steve Rhode

    Interesting insight. So from what you witnessed, are consumers being screened for the best solution to their problem or pitched the widget at hand?

  • insider

    Hello wake up and smell the coffee!  Has anyone printed out all the complaint’s and compared them? I formerly sold these suits for  K-2, Kramer -Kaslow, Mass Ltiigation Alliance and Mass litigation Advocates.. With the exception of the named defendants and a few words here and there the complaints are almost identical written by the same person.   Including Brookstone Law Firm who claim they are above the rest.

    One office is signing 500 clients a month paying Mr, Kramer $1,000 per client. There is no customer service.  There is no qualiying to see if you meet the qualifications to use. If you have the funds you are qualified.. Many of these suits have hearings coming up to remove unqualified clients. For $1.000 how much service do you expect to get from an attorney? The marketing companies get the lions share of the retainer fee.

    There is no foreclosure protection Banks have foreclosed on people in these suits and the pace is accelerating.. The idea is good Everyone should sue their banks but look into the service reputation and how big the suit is one attorney can not possibly handle thousands and thousands of  clients in 1 suit.

  • insider

    Hello wake up and smell the coffee!  Has anyone printed out all the complaint’s and compared them? I formerly sold these suits for  K-2, Kramer -Kaslow, Mass Ltiigation Alliance and Mass litigation Advocates.. With the exception of the named defendants and a few words here and there the complaints are almost identical written by the same person.   Including Brookstone Law Firm who claim they are above the rest.

    One office is signing 500 clients a month paying Mr, Kramer $1,000 per client. There is no customer service.  There is no qualiying to see if you meet the qualifications to use. If you have the funds you are qualified.. Many of these suits have hearings coming up to remove unqualified clients. For $1.000 how much service do you expect to get from an attorney? The marketing companies get the lions share of the retainer fee.

    There is no foreclosure protection Banks have foreclosed on people in these suits and the pace is accelerating.. The idea is good Everyone should sue their banks but look into the service reputation and how big the suit is one attorney can not possibly handle thousands and thousands of  clients in 1 suit.

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      Interesting insight. So from what you witnessed, are consumers being screened for the best solution to their problem or pitched the widget at hand?

      • doingmyhomework

        Just saw this on the news Steve, these law firms are now being sued for all this bs.  It was only a matter of time.

        Thank GOD I stuck around, read, researched and waited. 

        Wanna know whats funny?  We went to Brookstone, twice.  what about 6 months ago?

         Last week I got a call from Steins office “just letting you know that the government is now getting involved in taking down these banks and not to force you or make you feel rushed but the time limit in getting into the mass joinder is closing”. I was like “ok, thanks for the info” and hung up.  Then laughed hysterically with my friends (who almost joined too) because they too got the same call.

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        Well it sounds like Stein nearly got it right.

        Should have been reworded “Just letting you known the government is now getting involved in taking down us and the other mass joinder companies and not to force you or make you feel rushed but the time limit before we get raided is closing.”

      • doingmyhomework

         haha exactly !!

        I want to seriously thank you, and this site, for helping me save thousands of dollars on top of already losing our home.  Ive read every single word regarding this whole mess, from you, and others and I really want you to know that YOU always, always sound calm, smart, cool and collective on the matter even when others are lashing out and acting erratic. You have never once claimed you were here to take down anyone, only trying to inform and become informed yourself.  I have a ton of respect for you and how you’ve handled this whole mess, and the truth shined through because of that alone. 

        You rock Steve!

      • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

        Yep, I’m adding that one to my testimonial page. Happy to help and thank you for noticing.

        The only thing I ask in return, if I can be so bold, is to request that you hang around the site and offer comments and advice on other posts on an ongoing basis to help me help others.

        Steve

      • doingmyhomework

        the reply button to your reply is missing, so Ill just reply to myself.  lol

        and absolutely, I will do anything I can to help!

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