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Case Strengthens Need for Foreclosing Banks to Prove Notice Requirements

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In the world of contract law, a pre-requisite or a condition precedent is a fancy legal term that means something has to be done before there is a right to enforce an agreement. So, for example, if I say that I must mail you a letter saying you’ve breached an agreement before I can… Read More »

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Subprime Lending Leading to More Auto Loan Deficiency Lawsuits

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Einstein once said the definition of insanity was doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. If that’s true then America’s banks and lending institutions should probably be committed, because it looks like they are engaging in many of the same mistakes as the housing industry did during the… Read More »

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Arbitration Clauses Threaten Consumer’s Right to Trial by Jury

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The constitutional right to a jury in court is under attack, and big business and banks are leading the charge to strip away at this crucial right that should belong to all citizens. They do this by forcing consumers to sign arbitration clauses waiving the right to a jury. These clauses are hidden in… Read More »

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Studies Look at Catastrophic Financial Toll on Cancer Patients

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Being diagnosed with a life threatening disease is bad enough. The trauma, anxiety and anguish is enough to try the hearts and souls of the strongest victims and their families. Now imagine adding insult to injury: a wipeout of a family’s life savings. That’s the stark reality for people receiving treatment for diseases like… Read More »

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What You Should Know About Florida Usury Laws

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Usury doesn’t sound like the kind of topic that comes up on a day to day basis. It may actually sound like something that comes up in gangster movies or stories about bookies taking under the table bets. And it’s true that most major lenders, well aware of the usury laws in their state,… Read More »

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Our Firm Takes on Bank of America: Why Were Billions of Documents Purged

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We’re proud to say that our fight against one of the country’s largest banks has now made national news. CNBC has reported on our fight against Bank of America, in a lawsuit that could uncover more bank fraud even now, years after the financial meltdown began. How the Suit Started The first thing to… Read More »

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Attorney Bruce Jacobs featured on CNBC: Bank of America fights court battle over purge of nearly 2 billion bank records

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MIAMI – The nation’s second-largest bank is squaring off in a contentious court battle against a Miami real estate attorney who is accusing it of purging 1.88 billion records to conceal alleged fraud. Bank of America, in a court filing, insists the records were copied, returned to the bank and still exist in its… Read More »

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Stopping Annoying Texts and Calls is Getting More Difficult

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The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) protects consumers from receiving unwanted and unauthorized texts, faxes, and phone calls. It allows consumers to sue and to obtain damages if callers violate the law. Because the penalties for violators can be expensive, big business and the debt collection industry is always trying to find ways to… Read More »

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Lawsuit Settled by Investors Over Fake Wells Fargo Accounts

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Wells Fargo has settled a class action suit against the bank involving more allegations of fraudulent activity. This one stems from the revelation that bank employees opened up fake accounts or accounts for consumers, which were not authorized by account holders. Scandal Involving Unauthorized Accounts  The scandal, first revealed in 2013, involved Wells Fargo’s… Read More »

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Could Supreme Court Gut Damages in Consumer Cases?

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With a new Supreme Court justice in the process of being nominated, there are new concerns about rulings that may affect consumers. One concern is how the court may in the future deal with what is known as a Spokeo issue, which could gut many important consumer protections. Spokeo and Statutory Damages Spokeo comes… Read More »

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