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California Attorneys Facing Disbarment as a Result of Targeting Homeowners

Two Southern California attorneys are facing disbarment and a third faces a disciplinary trial after a joint investigation by the State Bar’s Office of Chief Trial Counsel and the Attorney General’s Office into a loan modification scam that targeted distressed homeowners, the State Bar of California announced today. The proposed discipline is the result of a coordinated effort in August ... Read More »

    Mitchell Stein Mass Joinder Lawyer Ordered to Pay Up And Called Defeated Puppy

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    A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge has ruled in favor of Brookstone Law PC and all other defendants in a significant court decision against embattled attorney Mitchell J. Stein by dismissing Stein’s $1 billion lawsuit against Brookstone and ordering Stein and other plaintiffs to pay all legal costs. The case is Legaspi v. Spivak Case BC469228 State of California, County ... Read More »

      Sameer Lakhany & Precision Law Center Halted by FTC

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      At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. district court has halted an operation that took in more than $1 million by allegedly selling homeowners bogus mortgage relief and foreclosure rescue products, including a scam that falsely promised to get help for homeowners who joined others to file so-called “mass joinder” lawsuits against their lenders. This is the ... Read More »

        Update on Bankruptcy Filing of “Real Estate Scam” Mass Joinder King Philip Kramer

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        I previously published this post on the initial chapter 7 bankruptcy filing for Kramer & Kaslow mass joinder attorney Philip Kramer. on February 22, 2011 Kramer filed the missing detailed schedules. But first I present to you this gem. So let’s take a look at how successful Philip Kramer was with the mass joinder efforts. Kramer’s bankruptcy filing contained about ... Read More »

          Pennsylvania Reader Sends in New Form H-118 From New York

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          The Form H-118 is very similar to the Form 1012-R mailings that have been sent to consumer all across the country. They are deceptive in that they attempt to portray themselves as official mailers or government forms. Mailers similar to this have been slammed in mass joinder legal actions in California and the subject of numerous warnings. A reader just ... Read More »

            Real Estate Law Center / Adlore Clarambeau Mass Joinder Mailer


            A reader has sent in a Real Estate Law Center mailer they received in Virginia. The mailer appears to be a solicitation to join a mass joinder or mass tort action against the banks for issues related to their mortgages. In this case the mailer from California attorney Adlore Clarambeau (Bar record.) says it is an action against Countrywide Bank ... Read More »

              LA Court Issues Permanent Order Assuming Jurisdiction Over the Law Practice of Mitchell J. Stein

              Mitchell J. Stein is an attorney in California who was alleged to be involved in the marketing of mass joinder cases to consumers to join a lawsuit against their mortgage lenders. A permanent order was issued on October 26, 2011 and states the State Bar of California, Office of Chief Trial Counsel is appointed to do the following: Examine, retrieve, ... Read More »

                Mitchell J. Stein Transcript From California Action Involving Mass Joinder Marketing Part 1

                Mitchell J. Stein, Esq. is said to have played a role in the mass joinder scheme that appears to have evolved in California. At least that’s what a judge said recently, which I covered in this article. More documents on this issue have arrived on my desk, a 99 page transcript of the proceeding on October 19, 2011. In an ... Read More »

                  Mitchell J. Stein Transcript From California Action Involving Mass Joinder Marketing Part 2

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                  This is a continuation of the first part of the transcript post. You can click here to read the first part. THE COURT: ALL RIGHT. WELL, I HAVE NOT HEARD ANYTHING THAT WOULD CHANGE MY MIND WITH RESPECT TO THE TENTATIVE RULING ON THE PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION. WHILE I DIDN’T QUOTE ALL THE EVIDENCE IN THE TENTATIVE, IT’S AN 18-PAGE TENTATIVE. ... Read More »

                    Court Says Credibility of Mitchell Stein of Mass Joinder Fame, Compromised

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                    Mitchell Stein, one of the attorneys that was raid in California in August for related mass joinder marketing, just received a very unfavorable court ruling in his attempt to wiggle something out from under the seizure of his law practice. I’ve even heard rumblings from some that Stein was returning to practice, got his client files back and was ready ... Read More »

                      Mortgage Problems? Facing Foreclosure? Prepare to be Scammed.

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                      The millions of desperate homeowners who have found themselves upside down and at risk of losing their homes have created a fertile environment for scamsters. The scams on homeowners are varied and include audits and NPV tests, modification services, foreclosure rescue services, sell and lease-back schemes, and my personal favorite, mass joinder suits. Let’s start with NPV tests and mortgage ... Read More »

                        Mass Joinder Update – Office Furniture to be Sold

                        The official receiver for the California action against companies marketing mass joinder suits has posted an update. Receiver Seeking Court Approval to Dispose of Furniture and Equipment and Return Leased Offices to Landlords The Receiver has applied to the Court for formal approval to commence the process of shutting down the various office sites of Defendants and returning the premises ... Read More »

                          Mass Joinder Insiders Speak Out About How the Marketing Was Primed


                          An awesome and most unlikely tipster (send in your tips here) forward me a number of documents that lay out how the entire mass joinder debacle happened. The information presented her comes from the court document filed in conjunction with legal action involving Mitchell Stein. In documents filed, Glen Reneau says he is the president of Mitigation Professionals around the ... Read More »

                            California Attorney General Responds Against Mitchell Stein Suit in Mass Joinder Action

                            The California Attorney General has responded to the suit filed by Mitchell Stein, Esq. that he filed against people as an extension of the California mass joinder raids, see an article on a similar suit here. This suit by Stein was filed in several states, including Florida, California, and New York. The response by the California Attorney General’s office rebuts ... Read More »

                              Mass Joinder Marketing Mess Manages to Manufacture More Misery

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                              How’s that for a title that uses M’s. But seriously, the mass joinder marketing mess in California turns another page. Following the Attorney General and California Bar raids last month that seized the records of some law firms and accounts, one of the attorneys in that sweep, Mitchell Stein, is fighting back. According to Courthouse News Service, Stein has filed ... Read More »

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