Another Attorney Mortgage Relief Network Runs Into Legal Trouble

Legal News Line published a piece today on the action taken by the New Mexico Attorney General against Real Estate Law Center, Erikson Davis, Deepak Parwatikar, Balanced Legal Group, Pinnacle Law Center, Chad Pratt, and Balanced Legal Group. The Defendants in this case share some overlap with the Brookstone Law debacle that was targeted by … 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

NM Attorney General Sues CA Mass Joinder Attorneys Over Bogus Promises

Reminiscent of the totally bogus efforts of primarily California attorneys on the past (think Brookstone Law Group, Kramer & Kaslow). The New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas (should be Badass) announced more suits against more California attorneys. This round of targeted entities included: Real Estate Law Center Erikson Davis Deepak Parwatikar Chad Pratt The Balanced … 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

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

Another Lawyer Loses License Thanks to Debt Relief Industry

I can remember a time when Resolution Law Group and The Resolution Law Group were company names I heard frequently. Well today I heard it again. The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that attorney Ian Berger who was involved with Resolution Law Group, has lost his law license. He can try to get it back … 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

Reader Expresses Concern Over Spire Law Group Going POOF!

I received the following tip from a reader, send your tips in here. Apparently Spire Law Group has finally fully imploded. The reader says, “Spire Law is closed down( Aug 2014) leaving all their clients holding the bag. The Abeel v Bank of America lawsuit was dismissed. As a way to keep their clients at … 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

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

Hoffman Law Group Mass Joinder Marketing Complaint Unsealed

Last week the Consumer Financial Protection Agency and the State of Florida filed a complaint against a whole host of folks for selling consumers mass joinder lawsuits against their lenders. The named Plaintiffs included Benn Willcox, BM Marketing Group, File Intake Solutions, Legal Intake Solutions, Marc Hoffman, Michael Harper, Nationwide Management Solutions, The Hoffman Law … Read more

Marc Hoffman of Hoffman Law Group to Face Bar Issues

The Hoffman Law Group is/was a Florida based company that is said to have provided foreclosure rescue services and solicited consumers for mass joinder suits against lenders. This approach has been problematic and a number of authorities have warned consumers about this type of activity. The Palm Beach Post is reporting: “A North Palm Beach … Read more