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Bank of American Class-Action Certified: Countrywide via LandSafe used inflated Real Estate Appraisals

First a little background.  On February 6, 2018 a California federal judge certified a nationwide class of borrowers accusing Countrywide Financial Corporation of using inflated real estate appraisals to inflate its loan origination business from 2003 to 2008, overturning successor… 1,385 more words


WLF Webinar Speakers Critique Public-Nuisance Lawsuits

After long being a mere remnant of the old English common law, public nuisance has been experiencing an elongated renaissance. Courts have expanded the elastic doctrine into an all-purpose cause of action. 68 more words

Civil Justice & Litigation

SEC Investor Advocate Discusses Mandatory Arbitration as Illusory Remedy for Shareholders

Today is a special day for the Office of the Investor Advocate.[1] I started this job four years ago today, and because I am the first Investor Advocate that is also the day the Office of the Investor Advocate came into existence. 2,823 more words

Securities Regulation

Settlement of Lawyer-Driven "Merger Tax" Litigation Stumbles in New York

To paraphrase an Oscar-winning song, it’s hard out there for a corporate merger.  In recent years, opportunistic plaintiffs’ attorneys have descended upon proposed mergers of publicly owned companies, filing lawsuits to delay the proceedings alleging that management breached its fiduciary duty to the shareholders. 923 more words

Litigation Industry


BMW owners have complained of odor under various conditions.

I have a 2011 BMW 328i and I get this sort of burnt chemical smell through the vents when the heat is on. 135 more words


Chevy Equinox Oil Consumption and Engine Problems

Owners of the Chevrolet Equinox have reported multiple problems and cConsumers may be entitled to compensation, vehicle replacement, or repurchase.  Our office is actively handling defect claims. 50 more words