Wednesday, June 4, 2014



Lainey Hashorva

Hey Kelly,

I have been creating a video series via YouTube over the last month or so and am breaking down the mortgage servicing issues for homeowners to expose and share the servicing abuses, origination issues and fraud.  If you wouldn’t mind sharing them with your networks I’d really appreciate it!  Thanks! I’m posting to my groups via FB, Twitter and Linked In, and sending out to various local and national media as well in the hopes to expose this more and gain attention to these ongoing issues with Wells Fargo and the other big banks that make it impossible for homeowners to move forward with their lives with so much at stake and the odds of success so stacked against them.  It’s time to have a new conversation and that involves the harm being done to so many millions of homeowners across the country.  

Lainey Hashorva

Click on the link above to be taken to Lainey's video series on YouTube.

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Wells Fargo Faces Mortgage Lending Violations Class Action Lawsuit

April 14 2014

Wells Fargo Faces Mortgage Lending Violations Class Action LawsuitLos Angeles, CA: Wells Fargo Bank NA is facing a potential consumer banking and lending violations class action lawsuit alleging it violated California consumer laws by billing late fees to, or foreclosing on, state homeowners who had loan modification applications pending with the bank.

The lawsuit, Garcia et al. v. Wells Fargo Bank NA et al., case number 8:14-cv-00558, in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California,alleges Wells Fargo practices “dual tracking”, which is when a bank pursues a foreclosure while simultaneously processing loan modifications. On January 1, 2013, the California Homeowner Bill of Rights was enacted, forbidding this behaviour.

“Because the dual-tracking system prevents homeowners from being evaluated for appropriate loan modifications before foreclosure, it has resulted in many unnecessary foreclosures,” the lawsuit states.

Lead plaintiffs, Orange County residents Henry and Renee Garcia, allege they applied for a loan modification with Wells Fargo but that the bank charged them $840 in late fees and prepared to foreclose on the property before the application process was complete. The bank later rejected the application, verbally denied their appeal, and scheduled the home for trustee sale.

According to the lawsuit, the Garcias defaulted on the mortgage for their San Juan Capistrano, CA, home on March 6, 2013. The following month they submitted a loan modification application to Wells Fargo and over the next several months they stayed in frequent communication with bank officials.

However, simultaneous to the processing of the Garcias’ application Wells Fargo recorded a notice of trustee sale on their home, moving forward with the foreclosure process in violation of the state’s consumer protection law, according to the lawsuit. It wasn’t until the following January that the Garcias loan application was denied, according to the complaint. Garcias appealed, but the bank denied the appeal in February and scheduled a trustee sale of the property for March 5, 2014.

In their lawsuit, the Garcias seek to establish two classes: one for alleged victims of dual tracking and another for homeowners who were illegally charged late fees.

The complaint alleges violations of the California Homeowner Bill of Rights' restrictions on dual tracking and late fees and the California Unfair Competition Law. The plaintiffs are seeking class certification, unspecified damages and restitution, and injunctive relief forbidding the bank from engaging in the alleged activity.

The Garcias are represented by Vincent D. Howard and Gregory H.D. Alumit of Howard Law PC and David M. Arbogast of Arbogast Bowen LLP.

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