Massachusetts Law Raises Small Claims Amount to Seven Thousand ($7,000) dollars

On August 10, 2010, in Litigation, by Owen Gallagher

A new law in Massachusetts now makes small claims procedures available for all types of contract and damages claims up to $7,000. The Massachusetts District Court has a special court procedure where anyone can start an action by simply making a concise written statement of their claim and filing it with the district court clerk.  […]

Freddie Mac Enforcement of HAMP Violations

On August 3, 2010, in Mortgage, by Matthew Forbes

A common trend among consumer protection attorneys is to attempt to stop foreclosures based on the flagrant disregard of by the servicers of the HAMP guidelines that they are bound to follow, either because the loans are owned by Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae, or because they signed Servicer Participation Agreements.  Most often, when a […]

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