What I Learned From Being the Lead Plaintiff in Wright vs. Bank of America

Yesterday I posted Why Can’t My Clients from Brookstone Law Get a Fair Shake? and it reminded me to reconnect with John Wright, who had a very active blog on the mortgage modification problems facing consumers. John was also the lead plaintiff in Wright et. al. vs. Bank of America which was the sharp end … Read more

Why Can’t My Clients from Brookstone Law Get a Fair Shake?

Question: Dear Steve, Would you like to help me get the word out about what happened in the Brookstone lawyers case that took out a few lawyers and left consumers without counsel and without their discovery given to Brookstone lawyers and taken by feds? The bank hired an attorney to contact all the Plaintiffs (hundreds … Read more

Brookstone Law Receiver Update With Summary Judgment Against Jeremy Foti and Charles Marshall

Victims of the Brookstone Law mortgage scam have an update from the Receiver. “The Court granted the FTC’s Motion for Summary Judgment against Jeremy Foti and Charles Marshall, which includes a permanent ban on participation with secured or unsecured debt relief products and services. Monetary Judgments were entered against Jeremy Foti for $18,146,866.34 and Charles … Read more

Damian Kutzner Spills the Beans and Shares Advice on His Way to Prison to Help Protect Consumers in Debt

At one time Damian Kutzner was living the debt relief high life. He had participated or even concocted the mass joinder mortgage elimination scheme at the height of the real estate meltdown. A large number of good people believed the sales hype. The end result was a couple of attorneys who are suspended, a couple … Read more

A Very Sad Damian Kutzner of Brookstone Law Group is Off to Club Fed

At one time Damian Kutzner was living the debt relief high life. He had participated or even concocted the mass joinder mortgage elimination scheme at the height of the real estate meltdown. A large number of good people believed the sales hype. The end result was a couple of attorneys who are suspended, a couple … Read more

Jeremy Foti, Charles Marshall, Brookstone Law, and Consumers All on Losing End of Stick

I must admit a large amount of frustration and acceptance that bad actors are just going to be part of the debt relief industry if good companies don’t cast a light on them. Brookstone Law Group apparently was created with a sales pitch of being there to help consumers in trouble during the mortgage crisis. … Read more

Jeremy Foti Totally Innocent in Brookstone Law Group Fraud Case – Says Attorney

In the ongoing saga of Brookstone Law Group who the Federal Trade Commission took action against for harming consumers, recent court documents paint a conflicting point of view. The smart attorney Michael Thurman, who is representing Jeremy Foti, says the FTC action against Foti should be dismissed. Court documents make the claim Foti is not … Read more

Brookstone Law Group Case Update: I Paid for Them So You Can Read Them

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) previous sued Brookstone Law Group for scamming consumers facing mortgage problems. As part of my usual research I just paid a shed load of money to access these documents and while I’m not going to write about them, I am going to publish links to the court documents here so … Read more

Damian Kutzner Keeps Putting Off His Criminal Sentencing for Mass Joinder Scam

Damian Kutzner is a name some may recognize having been the alleged mastermind behind the failed debt relief efforts of United Law Group, and Brookstone Law. In 2014 Kutzner was charged with criminal activity for his role in United Law Group. The United States alleged Kutzner directed and controlled the activities of United Law Group … Read more

Mass Joinder Train Pulls Into Final Stop for Attorney R. Geoffrey Broderick

California attorney R. Geoffrey Broderick has been the subject of many posts over the years. You’ve got to give them guy credit for sticking with a task and not letting it go. Unfortunately the consumers who fell for the sales pitch are the ones most hurt here. The sales pitch was consumers were screwed over … Read more

Damian Kutzner of Brookstone Law Group – BANNED

Damian Kutzner, one of the operators of a mortgage relief scheme that bilked millions of dollars from financially distressed homeowners, has agreed to a court order banning him from the debt relief business. The stipulated order resolves the Federal Trade Commission’s complaint and the contempt charges against Kutzner. It also bans him from providing certain … Read more

Jeremy Foti Now Fully Sucked Into Brookstone Law Mess

Brookstone Law was a mortgage assistance law firm in California that was allegedly assisting consumers with going after their lenders. Regulators found something worrisome when they examined the situation and pursued Brookstone Law in court. Subsequent to the original complaint Brookstone, the Federal Trade Commission stated that a Jeremy Foti also had a role to … Read more

Sure Looks Like Brookstone Law Clients Are Getting Nothing Back From Fraud

The court appointed receiver has just published a report in the Brookstone Law case. Brookstone Law was a mass joinder effort to sell mortgage relief to consumers. In the end, people lost loads of money and not much, if anything, was ever resolved. According to the report there is little left to even afford to … Read more

Brookstone Law Clients Get the Curb But No Conspiracy

A number of consumers bought into the marketing sold by the sales team at Brookstone Law and Advantis Law. People were told they would get big checks and keep their homes free and clear. You can catchup on the Brookstone Law mess by clicking here. Now, after years of pour money into this flawed effort … Read more

FTC Halts California Based Mortgage Relief Scam

The Federal Trade Commission has charged the operators of a mortgage relief scam with bilking millions of dollars from homeowners by falsely telling them they could join a so-called “mass joinder” lawsuit that would save them from foreclosure and provide additional financial awards. “Preying on homeowners who already are financially distressed and struggling to pay … Read more