Practices


Mortgage Provider Subject of Lawsuit

March 18, 2006 - Nearly 40 Alabama residents have filed suit against a Florida-based mortgage service provider, claiming the company improperly charged home owners in a variety of ways. Read More


Fraud Charges against Ocwen Federal Bank

March 15, 2006 - Multiple trials are set in several Alabama counties this year, beginning in April, against Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC, formerly Ocwen Federal Bank FSB. Ocwen, headquartered in West Palm... Read More


Coldwell Banker named in Class Action Lawsuit

June 1, 2005 - In a class action lawsuit filed in district court, Robert and Renae Bafus claim Coldwell Banker Aspen Realty violated federal and state anti-trust laws during the purchase of their home. Read More


Class Action Crackdown

February 21, 2005 - Over the years, class action lawsuits have netted consumers $13 rebates on computer monitors, coupons for free movie rentals, $30 discounts on cruise vacations, and free boxes of cereal.... Read More


Tuberville Contract includes big bonus

February 18, 2005 - Tommy Tuberville was a struggling Arkansas restaurateur 20 years ago, frying fish and mixing “pond water” at Tubby's Catfish Inn. Read More


Fannie Mae Ceases Buying of B&C Loans with Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

February 9, 2004 - WASHINTON – In order to combat predatory lending, Fannie Mae said it will stop purchasing subprime mortgages with mandatory arbitration clauses and will prohibit prepayment penalties... Read More


Freddie Mac Nixes Provision

December 4, 2003 - NEW YORK (Reuters) - Freddie Mac said on Thursday it would no longer invest in mortgages that contain a provision that forces unwitting consumers to give up their right to sue their lender. Read More


NAIC holds public hearing on arbitration

March 12, 2003 - Jere Beasley spoke on the consumer's behalf at the public hearing on Arbitration Clauses in Insurance Contracts on Monday, March 10 in Atlanta, GA. The hearing was held in conjunction... Read More


Government contractor uses another company’s technology

March 1, 2003 - PEAT, Inc. v Vanguard Research Inc., U.S. Dist. Ct., N.D.   Read More


Federal judge upholds state casket law

March 1, 2003 - For the past several years, some consumer groups have complained concerning the costs of caskets for burial purposes. For example, in Oklahoma all caskets have to be purchased from a... Read More


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