Another Bankruptcy Boot Camp Army Member in the News

Tom Cox is profiled in an article for Fortune/CNN, discussing his interesting path leading up to his fight against fraud in the mortgage industry and saving peoples’ homes. When I was in private practice, I had law partners that I was seeing every day. I maintain relationships with some of them today, we took great pride in representing our clients …

More on Linda Tirelli’s Suit Against Wells Fargo

An excellent, in-depth segment on Democracy Now! featuring Bankruptcy Boot Camp graduate Linda Tirelli. The way I obtained it [Linda], it was actually sitting right there on the Internet, of all things. A colleague of mine, through Max Gardner’s Bankruptcy Boot Camp, which I am a member, an active member, gave it to me and said, “Hey, I found this …

Max Gardner’s New Online Boot Camp Store

We’re kicking off our new online store with NEW streaming video options and NEW low package prices. In our online store, you’ll find these streaming video options: Original BLM Bankruptcy Boot Camp Bankruptcy Basic Training *NEW* Mortgage Litigation and Foreclosure Defense Seminar *NEW* Evidence & Deposition Seminar Save money with package pricing! In addition to these new offerings, we’ve created …

Linda Almonte Getting Attention from the Other Side of the Fence

We know we’re doing something right when the opposition turns their attention our way.  Remember when the Mortgage Bankers’ Association decided to put together a little presentation for its annual meeting to help its members combat Boot Campers? Apparently, Max isn’t alone in drawing attention from the opposition.  He recently shared this article from InsideARM.com, wherein an InsideARM editor offered …

Credit Card Collections Mirror Foreclosure Fiasco

As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rolls out new policies and expands the scope of consumer protections, the legal issues surrounding debt collection and debt buyers are getting an increasing amount of attention from the press.  At the same time, state Attorneys General and other agencies are taking a second look at issues that have long plagued consumers and …

How Ratings Agencies Built the Foundation of the Financial Crisis

It’s been clear for a long time that the decimation of the U.S. economy couldn’t have occurred without the ratings agencies that were charged with determining how risky all of those mortgage-backed investment products might be.  And, since it was very hard to believe that agencies which had successfully performed this role for decades had simply suddenly forgotten how to …

Bank of America Employees Rewarded for Pushing Homeowners Toward Foreclosure

The affidavits of six former Bank of America employees in a Massachusetts lawsuit filed on behalf of Bank of America borrowers in several states tell an unsavory tale of systematic denials of HAMP modifications, repeated requests for information readily available in multiple systems as a delaying tactic and even bonuses and rewards for employees who tracked homeowners into foreclosure. Statements …

Combatting Debt Collector Abuses

Recent news has been filled with reports of Senator Sherrod Brown’s efforts to push the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to crack down on debt collection practices.  More than 30 million American consumers have debts in collection, but there are serious concerns about the accuracy of the alleged claims, not to mention practices employed by third party debt collectors and …