(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 […]
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled in the construction case SAMS Hotel Group, LLC v. Environs, Inc., whichinvolved the design and construction of a hotel in Fort Wayne, Indiana. SAMS contracted with […]
In Palm v. 2800 Lake Shore Drive Condo. Ass’n, 2013 IL 110505, Gary Palm sought production of his condo association’s financial records pursuant to section 13-72-080 of the Chicago Municipal Code. The Association refused, claiming […]
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In Standard Fire Insurance v. Knowles, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a plaintiff in a proposed class action cannot avoid federal jurisdiction by promising to seek less than $5 million in damages.