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Monthly Archives: December 2012

As we review our clients’ online docket and/or official records search results each week during this holiday season, we can’t help but think that so many will not be able to spend time with family or loved ones or otherwise enjoy the holidays like they have in years past because of a variety of financial… Read More

Bankruptcy, Debt Defense, Foreclosure Defense, Real Estate

In the past few months there has been a rash of news stories exposing abusive debt collection tactics employed against struggling Americans.  These tactics include fraud, abuse, harassment, and violations of consumer protection laws.  There is no end to the scams employed by these scoundrels; phantom debt collectors, debt collectors convicted of bank, mail, and wire fraud, “prolonged,… Read More

Debt Defense, Foreclosure Defense

Benjamin Lawsky, head of the New York State Department of Financial Services, is one of the few banking regulators who is scrutinizing the wrongdoing by banks.  And even more unusual, he actually issues hard hitting releases and implements regulatory actions when his suspicions are confirmed.  One other agency that has issued impressive reports of bank real estate fraud and foreclosure fraud is the Office of the Inspector General… Read More

Foreclosure Defense

Last week, Lorraine Brown, former officer of a subsidiary of Lender Processing Services (LPS), plead guilty to a variety of criminal charges in three separate cases; one by the Department of Justice, one by the state of Missouri, and one by the state of Michigan.   Could it be that LPS, banks, and mortgage servicers worked out a plan,… Read More

Foreclosure Defense