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

Debt Relief Attorney Kills Mother. Another Loses License.

Tragic is all I can think of to describe the subsequent events that happened to United Law Group and Brookstone Law. United Law Group (ULG) was an Irvine California operation that was selling hope to avoid the loss of your home to foreclosure. You can click here for past articles on ULG. In 2010, United … Read more

How Do I Get Out of The Mass Joinder Lawsuit With Brookstone Law?

“Dear Steve, Despite all legal knowledge and common sense I have joined Brookstone’s lawsuit against Citibank. I realized down the road that clients were charged different retainers. While some have paid 4000 dollars, others we charged 5000, 6000 (as in my case) and more. It looks like the Bank of America case is lost and … Read more

Brookstone Law Sues Better Business Bureau Over “Pay to Play” Grading System

Brookstone Law out of Newport Beach, California has just filed suit against the Better Business Bureau of the Southland and the parent Council of Better Business Bureaus. One can only suppose this is over the F rating the BBB gives Brookstone Law. According to the BBB, Brookstone Law was an accredited member but their accredidation … Read more

Brookstone Law Mailer. The Line Between Clever Advertising and Too Much.

A reader shared the following mailer from Brookstone Law. In the past I have been very critical of attorney mailers selling real estate related services that appeared to be official government looking forms or notices. Those forms did not disclose they were attorney advertising and some even had official looking government seals and logos. This … Read more

Checking Out Solicitation By Brookstone Law. – Gene

“Dear Steve, I just discovered your website while doing the background work on my solicitation by Brookstone, PLC, as stated in my recent (todays 4/19/2012) blog.The work you are doing is truly helpful and I for one am very grateful for this expertise. Is Vito Torchia Jr. a “hero of the day ” or a … Read more

I’ve Been Approached by Brookstone Law for a Mass Joinder Against Wells Fargo

I have been approached and gone through the preliminaries to be a mass joinder against Wells Fargo/Wachovia (“pick-a-point” cica 2005) From Brookstone Law in orange county, CA. They want approx. $6K to initiate and 35% contingency. the case win ceiling is $750K. Are they legitimate? Please advise. Thank You, This is your chance to be … Read more

Brookstone Law Mass Tort Solicitation Mailer

A reader has sent in a mailer by Brookstone Law titled “Notice Regarding Mass Tort Litigation Lawsuits.” The mailer claims that potential claims made against lenders by consumers participating are: Fraudulent Mortgage Note Origination Fraudulent Concealment and Misrepresentation at Time of Origination Patriot Act Violations/Unlawful Funding of Note Improper Securitization of Loan/Note Improper Assignment of … Read more

Brookstone Law – Consumer Complaint – 1-24-2012

Date This Problem Happened: January 23, 2012 State You Live in: California Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino Age Range: 36-50 Total Amount of Fee Paid: 0 Company Name: Brookstone Law Company Address: 4000 MacArthur Blvd. Suite 110 Newport Beach, CA 92660 Company Telephone Number: 800-946-8655 Website of Company: brookstonelaw.com Consumer Statement: I’ve read 2 posts that … Read more

Mass Joinder Stein Fights Back and Sues California in Florida

For those unfamiliar with the mass joinder, tort litigation racket marketers have been engaged in, here are the basics. Some law firms have filed suit against lenders for the mortgage mess. And that’s fine. But marketers have been paid to sell consumers into these cases and those marketers have made all sorts of objectionable claims … 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, … Read more

Brookstone Law – Consumer Complaint – 8-21-2011

Date This Problem Happened: March 22, 2011 State You Live in: California Age Range: 51-65 Total Amount of Fee Paid: Company Name: Brookstone Law Company Address: Newport Beach, California Website of Company: brookstone-law.com Consumer Statement: “Not sure yet. Have given Brookstone att’s in Newport 6 grand. They inturn are suppesedly fileing a mass joiner against … Read more

Vito Torchia Jr. of Brookstone Law is My Hero Today for Laying Out the Mass Joinder History

I’ve written before about Brookstone Law and it’s managing lawyer, Vito Torchia, Jr. Click here for past articles. Some of those article have touch off firestorms and threats to sue me and this site. But I do always try to be fair and today I am declaring Vito Torchia, Jr. day on the GetOutOfDebt.org site. … Read more

Mass Joinder Case Infighting Worse Than High School. Co-Counsel Mitchell Stein Gets the Boot.

It what has become a train wreck of a battle between lawyers pressing forward mass joinder cases against banks for underlying mortgage issues, one of the co-counsels on Ronald v. Bank of America just got publicly dumped. On March 29, 2011 SML LLP and Apex Legal Group (“Moving Parties”) filed a motion to remove Mitchell … Read more