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 …

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 …

Bank Settlement Primarily Benefits Banks, Leaves Mortgage Fraud Victims in the Cold

The details of the national mortgage fraud settlement with Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, CitiGroup, Ally Financial and Wells Fargo are in, and nobody is happy except the banks. Max’s initial reaction to the settlement: The reports released today by the Investigator General for HUD with respect to the five major banks involved in the settlement with the Department of …

Southern Essex District (MA) Register of Deeds John O’Brien Calls for Criminal Action against Big Banks

Salem, MA – January 18th, 2012 O’Brien calls for criminal action against the Big Banks Says they acted like “criminal enterprise” Saying that the time has come for a full scale criminal investigation, Southern Essex District Register of Deeds John O’Brien, today has sent some 31,897 of what he says are fraudulent documents that have been recorded in the Salem …

One Year Later…Nothing

It’s been a year since 50 state Attorneys General announced that they would undertake an investigation into bank foreclosure procedures. Many of us thought government regulators were a bit late to the party at that point, but since the damage was still in full swing they could still have taken meaningful action. Unfortunately, that hasn’t happened: at the one-year anniversary …

The Big News in the Foreclosure Industry is that Nothing Has Changed

Robo-signing has been national news for months, and an increasing number of foreclosure defense attorneys, bankruptcy lawyers and others working on behalf of consumers have grown wise to the ways of mortgage servicers and their brethren.  Courts, even some that originally turned a blind eye, are beginning to look hard at servicers, banks, foreclosure plaintiffs attorneys and everyone else involved …