Agoura Hills, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2011“Throughout the United States, reputable builders and commercial property owners have often been overlooked as victims of bank fraud and wrongful foreclosure in the Nation’s ongoing bank crises,” says 35-year trial lawyer and former prosecutor Michael S. Riley of Mitchell J. Stein & Associates LLP.
Mr. Riley, a Senior Partner of Mitchell J. Stein & Associates LLP and former governmental prosecutor for more than a decade, commented further that “the wave of significant and far reaching disclosures of horrible bank schemes against the core of our economy – middle America’s builders and commercial realty owners – are now going to begin hitting the national stage and its judicial system.”
Mitchell J. Stein & Associates LLP sees the problem as a logical one:
“In 2009, we predicted that fraudulent foreclosure practices would be hoisted upon home owners nationwide and the Firm filed suit against Bank of America in behalf of aggrieved Californians on March 12, 2009. This lawsuit (Ronald v. Bank of America) was the first of its kind to be filed nationwide and has since been the shepherd for the Firm’s several other lawsuits against the likes of JP Morgan Chase, Ally Bank (formerly GMAC), Wells Fargo, Onewest (formerly Indymac), U.S. Bank and Citibank. These lawsuits have become commonly known as “Mass Joinders”. Just a few months ago, in April 2011, the Department of Homeland Security, the FDIC, the Office of the Comptroller and other State and Federal Agencies have agreed that at least 14 bank servicers have committed wrongful and “unsafe” foreclosure practices since 2009, i.e., just as the firm predicted in the first quarter of 2009 as evidenced by the filing of Ronald v. Bank of America.