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Mortgage Servicers Accused of Robo-Signing Foreclosure Docs

On October 1, five citizens filed a class-action complaint against GMAC Mortgage on behalf of all Maine residents affected by this practice.  The suit alleges that GMAC foreclosed upon thousands of Maine homeowners by using fraudulent affidavits. The Center for Responsible Lending is co-counsel in this case, along with counsel from the Molleur Law Office in Biddeford, Maine; Maine Attorneys Saving Homes in Portland; and the National Consumer Law Center.

More information on robo-signing.

Partnering with CRL

The Center for Responsible Lending’s litigation team works directly with attorneys who represent borrowers hurt by all forms of predatory and abusive financial products.  On selected cases, we can provide a range of support, from co-counseling to filing amicus briefs to consulting.

Attorneys who want to learn more about how we might be able to assist in their work may contact us at litigator@responsiblelending.org

Useful Links for Litigators

Mortgage cases http://www.responsiblelending.org/mortgage-lending/policy-legislation/courts/

Payday cases  http://www.responsiblelending.org/payday-lending/policy-legislation/courts/

Overdraft cases http://www.responsiblelending.org/overdraft-loans/policy-legislation/courts/

Consumer Appellate Assistance Project: CRL’s litigation team is a partner in CAAP, which offers help to consumer lawyers arguing before state and federal appellate courts.

Institute for Foreclosure Legal Assistance: CRL formed IFLA in late 2007 to support groups providing legal representation to families facing foreclosure and financial ruin because of abusive subprime mortgages. IFLA provides both multi-year and one-time grants to such legal groups.

CRL is proud to partner with a number of organizations that offer assistance to consumer lawyers, including these: 

National Consumer Law Center

National Association of Consumer Advocates

National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

Public Citizen’s Consumer Law & Policy Blog