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Four Years Later, Consumers Get Pennies From Debt Relief Scam

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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 Attorney Processing Center, and Processing ... Read More »

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

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    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 litigation to consumers all across ... 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 to suffering consumers. They were ... Read More »

        Mass Joinder Leader Mitchell Stein Found Guilty and Behind Bars for Years

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        A tipster just let me know that Mitchell Stein, the California attorney who was leading the charge selling consumers access to lawsuits to sue their lenders in a mass joinder action, was taken into custody today in court when he was found guilty on 14 counts in Florida today. Here is what the tipster said, “Mitchell J. Stein (Spire Law ... Read More »

          My Problem is With Mitchell Stein and Kramer-Kaslow. – Char

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          “Dear Steve, My problem is I paid Mitchell Stein, Kramer-Kaslow $6000.00 to help me with my financial situation. I was never told the truth from the beginning (foreclosure?). I still have the papers from Mitchel Stein, I had talked to someone about where is my copy of Kramer signing it since it switched hands. As soon as they zapped the ... Read More »

            And Then It Gets Nasty – Personal Finance Blogger Sued By Unhappy Service Provider

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            John Wright, a fellow reporter and outspoken, make that very outspoken, blogger in the mortgage mess has finally found fame for himself and his but not in the way he probably wanted. A tipster (send in your tips here) sent me in a copy of a lawsuit filed against John and others and then oddly, a link to a ... 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 »

                Mitchell J. Stein Sues California AG Harris

                Inactive California attorney Mitchell J. Stein has filed suit against California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Benjamin Diehl, and James Toma on February 27, 2012 in the Northern District of California. The case says it was filed by James Leickly, Esq but the email address of [email protected] seems to be likely associated with Eric Wittenberg, Esq who I wrote about in ... Read More »

                  Mass Joinder Mitchell Stein at Spire Law Group

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                  A tipster (send in your tips here) sent me in the following interesting document. Mitchell Stein is a person that has been in the spotlight by the California Attorney General and California Bar over alleged participation in mass joinder related issues. You can see all the past stories here. I probably would not have published this client document below but ... Read More »

                    Multi-Million Dollar Stock Fraud Of Signalife

                    An attorney for South Carolina health care device company, Signalife, was arrested last week at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on charges related to his alleged role in a multi-million dollar market manipulation fraud scheme. The indictment charges Mitchell Stein with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, three counts of mail fraud, three counts of ... Read More »

                      Mitchell Stein, Mass Joinder Lawyer, Charged by SEC in Heart Tronics Scheme Along With Wife

                      The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a purported heart monitoring device company and six individuals involved in a series of fraudulent schemes to artificially inflate the company’s stock. Among those charged are a former pro football player, a Hollywood talent agent, and an attorney who masterminded the scheme. The SEC alleges that Heart Tronics installed former pro football player ... Read More »

                        Kramer, Stein Mass Joinder / Mass Tort Updates for Those Involved

                        The Receiver in the Mass Joinder legal proceeding in California against lawyers that had marketed Mass Joinder suits against mortgage lenders has released an update. December 1, 2011 The State Bar of California has taken possession of the law practices of Kramer and Kaslow, Mitchell J. Stein, Christopher Van Son, Paul Peterson (Mesa Law Group), and Anthony Kassas (Kassas Law ... 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 »

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