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Imminent OCC Settlement with Bank Servicers Leaves as Many Questions as Answers

The imminent settlement between the 5 largest U.S.Banks and State Attorneys General will make it more important than ever for homeowners in distress to be represented by competent counsel. A big part of the reason that the banks are signing

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Posted in Forclosure, Oregon Consumer Law Center, Working Class Issues

Ohio Legislature Is Fighting the Wrong Battle Public Employees Wages and Benefits are Not the Problem Too Much Government Is the Real Problem

It is proof SB 5, the Ohio Legislature’s effort to gut collective bargaining for public employees is only about attacking pubic employee unions who those legislators view as a political enemy is that the conservative legislators promoting this effort are

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Posted in labor, Uncategorized, Working Class Issues

How To Remedy the Foreclosure Mess

A consensus has appeared to emerge, even among the legal and corporate players in the Foreclosure debacle that the status quo is unacceptable. The debate in State Attorneys General’s Offices, the new Federal Consumer Protection Agency and among the  Loan

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Construction Trades Unions and Lawyers Need to Be More Active than Ever to Promote and Enforce Fair Contracting and Prevailing Wage Law

The shift in leadership in the Ohio Governor’s Office and the Ohio House of Representatives will result in priority changes in state government that will shift the responsibility from state government  back to employees, labor unions their  lawyers to enforce

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Posted in Fair Contracting, labor, Working Class Issues

Lawyers for Foreclosing Banks Should be Held Accountable for Telling the Truth

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

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Posted in Forclosure, Predatory Lending, Working Class Issues

Lack of Access to Lawyers Makes Forclosure Crisis Even Worse for the Working Class

See my commentary on this topic here.

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Hugo Boss Settlement Presents an Opportunity to Do the the Right Thing

I admit that this stuff sells for more than I’m used to paying for clothes but who knows I might find something to make me look thinner.

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Posted in labor, Uncategorized, Working Class Issues