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Community One Law Center and National Law Partners Sued by Attorney General

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller recently filed a lawsuit against two out-of-state credit services and foreclosure consultant companies that were operating illegally in Indiana. Zoeller said Hoosiers in 13 Indiana counties – including Porter, Kosciusko and St. Joseph – signed contracts with Community One Law Center based in Florida and National Law Partners based in Florida and California. The lawsuit ... Read More »

    Arizona AG Issues Mass Joinder Alert to Residents

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    Efforts to quash mass joinder marketing are picking up steam. On the heels of last weeks raid and seizure of some attorney office in California, Arizona is getting into the game by issuing this warning. Attorney General Tom Horne today issued a warning to consumers to be wary of any notices or advertisements that claim to offer homeowners facing foreclosure ... Read More »

      Idaho Now Issues Mass Joinder / Tort Litigation Warning About Corvus Law Group

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      With more and more states now taking action to protect consumers from bogus marketing of mass joinder and tort litigation suits against their mortgage company, now Idaho has jumped in the pool. The Idaho Attorney General says: A company called Corvus Law Group is mailing ads to Idaho homeowners inviting them to join scam lawsuits against their mortgage lenders, Attorney ... Read More »

        Fake Government Marketers Selling Debt Relief and Mortgage Help, Fined Millions

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        The Federal Trade Commission put an end to three schemes that claimed they would help consumers with their mortgage and debt problems, as part of settlements with defendants who allegedly claimed a bogus affiliation with government assistance programs. Under the settlements, which are part of the agency’s ongoing effort to stop scams that prey on consumers in financial distress, the ... Read More »

          Mass Joinder Case – 0, Bank of America -1. California Appeal Rules for Bank

          The California Court of Appeals recently heard an appeal in the mass joinder Ronald v. Bank of America case. In an opinion published on August 24, 2011, the court in favor of the banks. The appellate opinion says: Defendants and petitioners Bank of America Corporation, Countrywide Financial Corporation, Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., Recontrust Company, N.A., and CTC Real Estate Services ... Read More »

            Mass Joinder Lawyers Running for Cover. SML and Brookstone Still in the Hunt.

            The following statement was issued today by Kennin Spivak in regards to the recent mass joinder raids and actions taken by the California Attorney General. Statement Statement from SML LLP and Kenin M. Spivak Regarding California State Bar and Attorney General Actions Regarding Bank Joinder Cases of August 17, 2011 Background On August 17, 2011, the California State Bar, California ... Read More »

              Lawyer Suspended for Fee Splitting With Non-Lawyers

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              The Florida Bar News is reporting that another lawyer has been suspended for engaging in marketing with non-lawyers. The claims made in the case sound incredibly similar to those in both the mass joinder and attorney model debt settlement activities. In this case, William Timothy O’Toole with Summit Legal was allegedly working in conjunction with non-Lawyers Randy Baker and Solomon ... Read More »

                Your Remedy Is In The Law – YRIITL – Just Scary Wrong in Mass Joinder Marketing

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                A reader and tipster (send in your tips here) sent in an email they’d received that is just scary wrong. The email is about recent raids on mass joinder marketers in California by the California Attorney General and California Bar to stamp out deceptive and harmful marketing. The reader that forwarded this is rightfully upset and claims they were taken ... Read More »

                  Mass Joinder Raids and a Review of the Lawsuits Against Lawyers and Marketers

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                  Yesterday a number of law enforcement officials raided offices of lawyers and marketing participants who have been involved in mass joinder efforts. Consumers were sold access to lawsuits with a number of claims against their lenders and were told they could get their homes free and clear, cash back, stop foreclosure, etc. These efforts were pushed by marketers that took ... Read More »

                    California Bar Releases Statement on Mass Joinder Raids

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                    The State Bar of California and Attorney General Kamala Harris announced today they have shut down the operations of several lawyers and marketing firms that have targeted distressed homeowners, urging them through false advertising to sue their mortgage lenders. The bar and the Department of Justice won court orders earlier this week either assuming jurisdiction over several lawyers’ practices or ... Read More »

                      California AG Speaks Out on Mass Joinder & Tort Litigation Raids

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                      California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that the California Department of Justice, in conjunction with the State Bar of California, has sued multiple entities accused of fraudulently taking millions of dollars from thousands of homeowners who were led to believe they would receive relief on their mortgages. Attorney General Harris sued Philip Kramer, the Law Offices of Kramer ... Read More »

                        Avoid Precision Law Center. Appears to Be Intentionally Misleading People.

                        A reader and tipster (send in your tips here) sent in communications regarding the sales pitch she received from Precision Law Center that is, make that now, was trying to sell her into a mass joinder, or a “Tort Litigation Lawsuit” as they like to call it. This mass joinder mess works like this. Marketing outfits get consumers to pay ... Read More »

                          Precision Law Center Tort Litigation Express Pak Hunting Hard for Suckers

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                          Precision Law Center in South Coast Metro, California has changed up their typical mailer they have been sending to woo consumers to part with their hard earned money to participate in a lawsuit again mortgage companies in hopes of getting all sorts of perceived promised benefits. The new fake looking government mailer now tries to spoof consumers into thinking it ... Read More »

                            Hope for HAMP and Mortgage Relief Center Named in Mass Joinder Warning

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                            The Michigan Messenger has published an article that warns consumers of troubling mortgage modification schemes. In the article the local County Register of Deeds, Curtis Hertel, Jr., make specific accusation against Hope for HAMP and the Mortgage Relief Center, a marketing company for mass tort legal services. The article says: The first company, Hope for Hamp, says on its website ... Read More »

                              Experian Adding Rental Payment History to Credit Reports

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                              Eileen Ambrose with the Baltimore Sun is reporting today that Experian, the credit reporting company, is adding rental payment history to its credit report product. Only landlords that report information will be included. There is no determination if that information will be factored into the FICO score as of yet. Read the full article here. Read More »

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