The California Department of Justice and the State Bar of California recently sued a group of California lawyers for taking millions of dollars from homeowners by promising them relief on home loans and foreclosures. The lawyers attempted to defraud homeowners by marketing “mass joinder” lawsuits to homeowners across the country, which made participants pay up to $10,000 in retainer fees for bad legal advice.
The victims of the fraud believed that the lawsuits were the only way they could receive justice, but they were unable to get answers to even simple questions about pending foreclosures. The law firms involved are based in Calabasas, Costa Mesa, Walnut Creek, Agoura Hills and Encino, California, but they sent over two million pieces of mail soliciting homeowners across the country. The state plans to seek tens of millions of dollars of fines, penalties and restitution for the swindled homeowners.
If you plan to seek foreclosure help to rebuild your life, you should go to a firm who will assist you through each step of the process. In addition, you should look to one that has experience, that knows the laws, and that will provide these services without taking advantage of you.
Benjamin Brand Services– Chicago bankruptcy attorney