LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom
Pennsylvania Lawsuit Targets Philly Firm's Foreclosures

PITTSBURGH - (AP) A Pittsburgh attorney says a Philadelphia law firm used nonlawyers to file untold numbers of mortgage foreclosures across the state and therefore fraudulently collected attorney's fees in such cases. The lawsuit comes as a bankruptcy court judge, also in Pittsburgh, has given the...

What’s a Troubled Homeowner to do?

Because you generally cannot modify your mortgage on your primary residence in a bankruptcy case, I often suggest that people who are most troubled by their mortgage debts seek assistance outside of bankruptcy. I had high hopes for the Obama mortgage programs, including the Home Affordable Mortgage...

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Law Firm's Appeal Regarding Debt Collection

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 23 declined to hear a case in which the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals had determined that a law firm's communication with a Chapter 13 debtor pertaining to the foreclosure of her home was a violation of federal debt collection...