Reader Wants a Mortgage Law Group Lawsuit Update

Question: Dear Steve, Can you advise us readers as to the status of the CFPB case against the mortgage law group? What is happening? Answer: Dear Anonymous, So the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) sued the Mortgage Lw Group in 2014. See this, this, and this. I took a look at the court docket and … Read more

Thomas Macey and Jeffrey Aleman Get Slapped by IL Board

Bitch Slap

For some time now there has been an open action by the Illinois Attorney Registion and Disciplinary Commissions against Macey and Aleman of Legal Helpers Debt Resolution. Well the final report is out and it surprised me. Well, I wasn’t shocked that Macey and Aleman were recommended for a two year suspension as lawyers. But … Read more

Legal Helpers Goes Out With a Whimper and Likely Bankruptcy.

The State of North Carolina has finally resolved their action against Legal Helpers Debt Resolution. It marks a depressing end to an attorney loophole case that in the day was the business model of the attorney debt settlement company. It is interesting that when LHDR was fresh out of the box, people were aggressively defending … Read more

Illinois Finds Fault with Mortgage Assistance Attorneys Aleman and Macey

A tipster (send in your tips here) just sent in a document which was filed on August 28, 2014 regarding the activities of Jeffrey Aleman and Thomas Macey or Legal Helpers fame. The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission came to the opinion that Macey and Aleman had violated a number of Illinois attorney rules. … Read more

Missing – Credit Advocates Law Firm Site. But is it Really Credit Advocates Debt Resolution Firm?

A reader posted a comment alluding to the fact a company out of Florida named Credit Advocates Law Firm, LLC may actually be controlled by Jeffrey Aleman, Thomas Macey, and Jason Searns. Normally I’d just pass on a tip like that but in this case what really piqued my interest was the fact the Nevada … Read more

CFPB Goes After Mortgage Relief Scammers

Consumer advisory: Don’t fall for a foreclosure relief scam or bogus legal help The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and 15 states announced a sweep against foreclosure relief scammers that used deceptive marketing tactics to rip off distressed homeowners across the country. The Bureau is filing three lawsuits against companies … Read more

Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Settles Charges With WV

According to the West Virginia Record Legal Helpers Debt Resolution has settled charges with the State of West Virginia and not only has to pay $135,000 but is also barred from engaging in debt relief services in the State. “This settlement sends a message to those who think they don’t have to follow the law … Read more

Crazy Times for Legal Helpers and Macey Bankruptcy Law

Old dogs in the debt relief field will instantly recognize the names Legal Helpers and Macey Bankruptcy Law from the debt settlement heyday. A tipster (send in your tips here) brought to my attention that Macey Bankruptcy Law, Macey & Aleman, Legal Helpers, and Jacoby & Meyers Bankruptcy were all named in an involuntary bankruptcy … Read more

West Virginia Sues Legal Helpers Debt Resolution

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced today that his Office recently filed suit in Kanawha County Circuit Court seeking to prohibit Legal Helpers Debt Resolution LLC from doing any further business in the state. Talk about late to the party. In his complaint, Attorney General Morrisey alleges Legal Helpers Debt Resolution LLC, a Nevada … Read more

Missouri Sues Mortgage Law Group and Legal Helpers Debt Resolution

On March 11, 2013, Attorney General Chris Koster filed a lawsuit against two related businesses that purported to provide loan modification and mortgage relief to desperate homeowners. Koster’s suit is against Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, LLC and Mortgage Law Group, LLC, as well as the companies’ managing partner, Jason Edward Searns; senior partner, Thomas Macey; … Read more

Details on Minnesotta Action Against Legal Helpers and Others

Earlier I reported that Legal Helpers was uninvited from offering services in Minnesota. See this article. I now have more details on the matter. According to a document signed by Steven Carlson, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Commerce, the state laid out the facts as they asserted them in a Cease and Desist order. Statement … Read more

Ryan Sasson, Legal Helpers Debt Resolution and Others Sued by Employees New York Class Action Suit

On September 11, 2012 a suit was filed in New York by employees against LHDR Help, Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, Macey Aleman Hyslip & Searns, Thomas Macey, Jeffrey Aleman, Jeffrey Hyslip, Jason Searns, Credit Advocates Law Firm, and Ryan Sasson. The suit was filed by Benjamin Xue, Esq. & Brian Shenker, Esq, 401 North Broadway, … Read more

Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Allegedly Winding Down Business After Settling Class Action for Millions

In an article out today by Ameet Sachdev of the Chicago Tribune, for which I was interviewed, we learn an interesting fact. Jason Searns, the firm’s general counsel, said publicity surrounding the lawsuit and settlement has made it hard for Legal Helpers to attract new customers outside Illinois, and the decision was made to cease … Read more

Jacoby & Meyers Bankruptcy Merger With Macey Bankruptcy Law Raise Issue With Alleged Former Attorney

A tipster (send in your tips here) and alleged former attorney with Macey Bankruptcy Law sent me a statement and ask me to check into claims about the number of offices Jacoby & Meyers Bankruptcy now has along with its merger with Macey Bankruptcy Law, formerly Legal Helpers. The tipster (send in your tips here) … Read more