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

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

Another Debt Relief Attorney Loses Law License for Three Years

I’m not even going to pretend to know what it is like on the front lines of a legal practice in America. I’m not an attorney. But it must be tough because good attorneys keep falling for the rope-a-dope pitch from some debt relief companies to put their law license on the line. Vito Torchia, … 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

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

Brookstone Law Seizure Report Reads Like a Bad Movie Script

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently went after Brookstone Law Group. For more on that, click here. This mess has been brewing for years and it has managed to suck in some people I think are friendly who I’ve communicated with for a long time. But the report by the court-appointed receiver reads like a … Read more

Brookstone Law and Cast of Players Hit Hard by FTC for Shenanigans

I wish I was above saying “I told you so” but I’ve been working on this story since 2011 and put in a lot of effort on this. So this time I’m going to have to say “I told you so.” You can see my past stories on the group, here. The Federal Trade Commission … Read more