March 28th, 2016
A confidential settlement agreement was entered on March 28th, 2016 the first day of trial.
December 21st, 2015
Court of Appeal reversed dismissal of wrongful foreclosure case, noting tender is not a requirement when the homeowner is seeking loan modification assistance.
Click here to read the full article: Majd v. Bank of America, N.A. NA (subscription to the website may be required)
September 15th, 2015
Plaintiff secured a civil fraud jury verdict against the Regents of the University of California.
Click here to read the full judgement: Dr. Nira Woods v. The Regents of the University of Californa
June 15th, 2015 Opinion Filed
Lovell's jury verdict was reinstated on appeal finding the homeowner made judicial admissionsin his initial pleadings.
Click here to read the full judgement: Womack v. Lovell
March 27th, 2014 Filed
The Ninth Circuit reversed dismissal of LIBOR Rigging Antitrust Action finding the homeowner attained Article III standing by the purchasing of the loan.
Click here to read the full judgement: Galope v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Company
October 31st, 2013
The Fourth District, Division Three of the California Court of Appeal reversed dismissal of a homeowner's lawsuit that lost their home to a foreclosure sale after being promised that their loan was going to be modified. In a precedential setting published decision, the court found the case was prematurely dismissed on the ground such conduct, if pled properly, would constitute breach of contract, fraud and violate California's Unfair Competition Law statute.
"The First Amended Complaint, including the attached exhibits, alleged that Bank of America misrepresented [**58] not only that it had approved a loan modification, but also that the pending foreclosure sale had been postponed. We cannot say as a matter of law that Lueras suffered no damages as a result of such misrepresentations."
Click here to read the inital judgement: Lueras V BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has the authority to prosecute claims of unfair and deceptive practices under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (“Section 5”). California has a similar Unfair Competition Law (“UCL”) where both the government and private parties can pursue claims of unlawful, unfair and deceptive practices. This statutory framework was codified in California Business & Professions Code § 17200 et seq. There are similarities and some material differences between these two statutory frameworks. The goal of this article is to compare and contrast these similarities and differences.
Click here to read the full article: published in the Journal of Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law (Cal State Bar Section) co-authored by Lenore Albert and Michael Thurman of Loeb & Loeb
June 10th, 2013
The Ninth Circuit reversed dismissal of the homeowners case to have district court reconsider the legal theory of negligence.
Click here to read the full decision: Yau, Anderson, Brown, Apostolos & Burke v. Deutsche Bank National Trust & Aurora Loan Services
June 1st, 2013
Lenore was quoted in an USA Today article by the country's leading career expert, Andrea Kay. It was a followup article to her May 18th, 2013 column "Polite persistence can be test for job"
"Take Lenore Albert, a lawyer and employer in Orange County, Calif., who wrote me on Facebook: "I consider those who call back and write letters actually interested in working at my office. I expect candidates to check in periodically. These are my first hires, over others."
Click Here to read the full article: At Work: Nothing Magical About Persistence in Job Hunt
April 21st, 2011
Kate Berry, journalist for the American Banker, interviewed Lenore Albert for an article she was writing about the possible outcomes from the OCC Consent Orders that were entered into by many financial institutitions and what that would mean for consumers.
"Lenore Albert, a plaintiff's lawyer in Huntington Beach, Calif., says the consent orders federal regulators recently issued against thelargestmortgage servicers gave her "another tool" to fight foreclosures.
On April 15, two days after the enforcement actions came out, Albert won a court order blocking Aurora Loan Services from holdingforeclosuresales on six homes in Orange County. In their request for a restraining order, her clients claimed they were harmed by so-called dualtracking, inwhich Aurora began foreclosure proceedings at the same time it was evaluating the borrowers for loan modifications. The consentorders bar thispractice."
Click here to read the full article: Next Buzzword for Mortgage Servicing May Be 'Remod'
October 25th, 2010
"I was very proud of the recent coverage both my law office's website InteractiveCounsel.com and myself received in USA Today. It is always gratifying to receive favorable coverage for my efforts on behalf of my clients." -Lenore Albert
Click here to read the full article: Retool Sidelined Career with a Purpose
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