Four Years Later, Consumers Get Pennies From Debt Relief Scam

Four years ago now the California Department of Justice swooped in an shut down an enterprise they claimed was taking advantage of consumers who were seeking mortgage modification or actions against the mortgage company. More can be read here. The parties named in the original action included: Attorneys Processing Center, LLC, also doing business as … Read more

Attorney Mitchell Stein Gets 204 Months in Federal Prison. Refunds to Begin.

It’s hard to believe it has been nearly four years I’ve been writing about Mitchell Stein, an attorney out of California who, at the time, was involved in the mass joinder approach of selling consumers hope they could sue their mortgage company. Stein seemed to be at the forefront of the movement that was selling … Read more

Mortgage Scams Take Minutes to Nab Consumer But Years to Unwind

I received an update on a case where a receiver had been appointed to liquidate a scam mortgage relief group and provide restitution to consumers. This goes all the way back to a 2011 action by the California Attorney General against companies selling “Mass Joinder” mortgage elimination. The pitch seemed like an instantly addictive drug … Read more

Debt Relief Soap Opera – Michael Harper, Hoffman Law Group, Greenspoon Marder

Up till now the most bizarre debt relief related lawsuit I had seen was this one which included the “Charlatan,” “Felon,” and “Architect.” But this court document sent to me has to either being the most bizarre of 2014 or be in top contention for debt relief lawsuit honors. It seems to be a soap … Read more

Mass Joinder Player Phillip Kramer Resurfaces in Different Scheme Alleges CT & FL

In a bit of a shocker a couple of names who were hot and heavy in the front-end of the mass joinder schemes have resurfaced again according to the State of Connecticut and the Attorney General of Florida. On August 22, 2014 both parties filed an amended complaint against a whole chadre of individuals and … Read more

Mass Joinder Mills Targets of Attorney General Action

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Connecticut Attorney General George Jepson sued Berger Law Group, Resolution Law Group, and related entities and individuals over allegations that they collected at least $4.7 million in illegal upfront fees from distressed homeowners. Under their authority to enforce the federal Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Rule and Florida and Connecticut … Read more

Mass Joinder Receiver Report States What They Found During Raid

The court appointed receiver of the law offices and companies that were raided and seized in the recent mass joinder actions in California has shown that the very issues were were all concerned about, appear to have been true. Marketers for lawyers selling access to mass joinder and tort litigation created such a network of … Read more

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

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 … Read more

California AG Speaks Out on Mass Joinder & Tort Litigation Raids

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, … Read more