Contractors that inflate amounts due and record mechanic’s liens against real estate run the risk of having the lien wiped out due to fraud. In a recent Illinois case, the Court did exactly that. In […]
A recent ruling by the Illinois Appellate Court emphasizes the importance of sending proper notice of default to a borrower under a mortgage loan promissory note. In the case of Associates Asset Management, LLC v. […]
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(August 2018) In the Georgia federal case of McGinnis v. American Home Mortgage Servicing, 901 F.3d 1282 (11th Cir. 2018), Jane McGinnis filed a lawsuit against Homeward (fka American Home Mortgage Servicing), which was responsible […]
(November 2019) A federal jury awarded Monette Saccameno $582,000 in compensatory damages and $3 million in punitive damages against her mortgage loan servicing company, Ocwen. On appeal, the Seventh Circuit lowered the punitive damage award […]
Filing a complaint is one of the first steps taken when filing a lawsuit. It is also one of the most important. The dangers of conflicting allegations and exhibits attached to the complaint is evidenced […]
In Burress-Taylor v. American Security Insurance Company, the plaintiff’s home was damaged by fire. She had two insurance policies, both of which covered loss by fire. Unfortunately, the shared liability of the two insurance companies was […]