Today, Jim Douglass and I filed suit against Ohio’s largest foreclosure mill, Lerner Sampson and Rothfuss on behalf of several home owners. The goal of the class action lawsuit is to seek damages for the thousands of Ohio homeowners who have had foreclosures filed against them by entities that didn’t have the right to foreclose.
The suit alleges that filing lawsuits on behalf of banks and investors who do not actually hold the notes or mortgages that are the subject of the lawsuit is a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practice Act, Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act and constitutes abuse of process. We have also alleged that Lerner Sampson and its staff members created and signed assignments, endorsements and affidavits without having actual knowledge of the facts contained in those documents.
Click Here to see the complaint: class action complaint
The Cuyahoga County County Common Pleas Judges have recently enacted much stricter requirements for proof when lawyers like Lerner Sampson are seeking a judgment in a foreclosure case.
Our suit seeks justice for the thousands of homeowners who lost their homes, had their credit destroyed and suffered incredible emotional distress over that past several years.