David Ramba and Ramba Law group, who I’ve reported on before is back in the news. See Ramba Law Group Named in Article the Warns Consumers About Mass Joinder Suits Against Mortgage Lenders.
According to the Palm Beach Post, Phillip Kramer, the attorney raided and sued by the California Attorney General for deceptive advertising and fee splitting in relation to mass joinder suits, also appeared as “of counsel” on the Ramba website.
Kramer was featured as “of counsel” on the website of the Tallahassee-based Ramba Law Group, which is led by David Ramba. The website also touted the use of mass joinder lawsuits and linked to several of the court filings.
The article goes on to say:
Although Ramba previously defended the mass joinder suits, on Monday he said Kramer’s firm unlawfully used his name and created the website without his permission.
“I have hired an attorney to unwind whatever this guy was doing,” Ramba said Monday.
He also said he was unaware until last month that offices in Boca Raton and Pinellas Park had been opened with his name on them to speak with homeowners about joining the lawsuits.
A person claiming to be an employee in the Pinellas Park office filed a complaint in June with the attorney general’s office claiming that homeowners are falsely told a team of attorneys will review their case to see if it qualifies for the mass joinder lawsuit.
“No one reviews their information, especially attorneys, and we are instructed to call these people back the next day and tell them attorneys will accept the case but you must pay $5,000 to join,” the complaint says. “The whole thing is a scam.”
The Florida Bar confirmed it has an open investigation into Ramba’s involvement with the mass joinder lawsuits and the Florida attorney general’s office said it is looking into whether Florida law was violated. – Source
Big thanks to the tipster (send in your tips here) that alerted me to this.