Jeremy Foti, Charles Marshall, Brookstone Law, and Consumers All on Losing End of Stick

I must admit a large amount of frustration and acceptance that bad actors are just going to be part of the debt relief industry if good companies don’t cast a light on them. Brookstone Law Group apparently was created with a sales pitch of being there to help consumers in trouble during the mortgage crisis. … Read more

Jeremy Foti Totally Innocent in Brookstone Law Group Fraud Case – Says Attorney

In the ongoing saga of Brookstone Law Group who the Federal Trade Commission took action against for harming consumers, recent court documents paint a conflicting point of view. The smart attorney Michael Thurman, who is representing Jeremy Foti, says the FTC action against Foti should be dismissed. Court documents make the claim Foti is not … Read more

Brookstone Law Group Case Update: I Paid for Them So You Can Read Them

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) previous sued Brookstone Law Group for scamming consumers facing mortgage problems. As part of my usual research I just paid a shed load of money to access these documents and while I’m not going to write about them, I am going to publish links to the court documents here so … 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

Sure Looks Like Brookstone Law Clients Are Getting Nothing Back From Fraud

The court appointed receiver has just published a report in the Brookstone Law case. Brookstone Law was a mass joinder effort to sell mortgage relief to consumers. In the end, people lost loads of money and not much, if anything, was ever resolved. According to the report there is little left to even afford to … Read more

FTC Halts California Based Mortgage Relief Scam

The Federal Trade Commission has charged the operators of a mortgage relief scam with bilking millions of dollars from homeowners by falsely telling them they could join a so-called “mass joinder” lawsuit that would save them from foreclosure and provide additional financial awards. “Preying on homeowners who already are financially distressed and struggling to pay … Read more

Brookstone Law Seizure Report Reads Like a Bad Movie Script

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently went after Brookstone Law Group. For more on that, click here. This mess has been brewing for years and it has managed to suck in some people I think are friendly who I’ve communicated with for a long time. But the report by the court-appointed receiver reads like a … Read more

Brookstone Law and Cast of Players Hit Hard by FTC for Shenanigans

I wish I was above saying “I told you so” but I’ve been working on this story since 2011 and put in a lot of effort on this. So this time I’m going to have to say “I told you so.” You can see my past stories on the group, here. The Federal Trade Commission … 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

Robert J. Buscho & Anaheim Legal Center Law Offices of Kenneth W. Szalonek Mystery

A tipster (send in your tips here) sent me a message and said I should take a look at centerlegal.com (abogadolegal.com) regarding a .Robert J Buscho. The message said: “Please follow this link to the site [Robert J. Buscho] is still advertising himself as an attorney on. He does not speak Spanish and he has … Read more

Checking Out Solicitation By Brookstone Law. – Gene

“Dear Steve, I just discovered your website while doing the background work on my solicitation by Brookstone, PLC, as stated in my recent (todays 4/19/2012) blog.The work you are doing is truly helpful and I for one am very grateful for this expertise. Is Vito Torchia Jr. a “hero of the day ” or a … Read more

Brookstone Law Mass Tort Solicitation Mailer

A reader has sent in a mailer by Brookstone Law titled “Notice Regarding Mass Tort Litigation Lawsuits.” The mailer claims that potential claims made against lenders by consumers participating are: Fraudulent Mortgage Note Origination Fraudulent Concealment and Misrepresentation at Time of Origination Patriot Act Violations/Unlawful Funding of Note Improper Securitization of Loan/Note Improper Assignment of … Read more

Mass Joinder Marketing Mess Manages to Manufacture More Misery

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 … Read more

Mass Joinder Stein Fights Back and Sues California in Florida

For those unfamiliar with the mass joinder, tort litigation racket marketers have been engaged in, here are the basics. Some law firms have filed suit against lenders for the mortgage mess. And that’s fine. But marketers have been paid to sell consumers into these cases and those marketers have made all sorts of objectionable claims … Read more