"We are aggressively taking legal action" Vito Torchia, Jr.
Newport Beach, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 11, 2011
An investigation by Brookstone Law PC has revealed allegedly illegal usage of the name and likeness of industry leaders Brookstone Law PC and Mitchell J. Stein, Esq. and their current lawsuits, according to Vito Torchia, Jr., managing attorney of Brookstone Law, PC.
Brookstone Law, PC, is involved in active investigations of the banking crisis. There are cases throughout the nation where clients are taking the banks to task for, among other things, unlawful lending practices. Brookstone Law PC has recently filed a lawsuit Wright et al v. Bank of America that is potentially the most significant and precedent-setting legal action taken against lenders as a result of the national foreclosure crisis.
“In Brookstone Law PC’s active investigation it has been revealed that multiple non-law firms and small front office attorneys have allegedly been illegally using the name and likeness of industry leaders Brookstone Law PC and Mitchell J. Stein, Esq.,” said Vito Torchia, Jr. “These imposters, aka “chimpanzees,” have engaged in allegedly illegal use of the name and likeness and engaging in the unauthorized practice of law. They are continuing to conduct these allegedly illegal business practices with a campaign of false and defamatory negative Internet postings. Brookstone Law PC is planning aggressive legal action against the authors and publishers of the posts.”
“Brookstone Law PC is being targeted by non-attorneys acting on behalf of lawyers who are attempting to use anonymous negative postings to defame Brookstone Law PC and Mitchell J. Stein, Esq.,” said Vito Torchia, Jr. “These posts are wholly untrue fabrications intended only to harm the public and the leaders in the industry fighting the banks, Brookstone Law PC and Mitchell J. Stein’s reputation. We are aggressively taking legal action against non- attorneys acting on behalf of lawyers who are attempting to use blog posts fraudulently posing as clients which is a criminal offense called “spoofing” to attack Brookstone Law PC, its current case against Bank of America as well as Mitchell J. Stein, Esq. and his case against Bank of America.”
According to Torchia, the law firms Kramer & Kaslow, K2 Law, Mass Litigation Alliance and the attorney Matt Davis, Esq., are not authorized to work on the BOA lawsuit and any information distributed to the public that claims otherwise is false. Brookstone Law PC is not affiliated in any way with Kramer & Kramer, K2 Law, Mass Litigation Associates, Matt Davis, Esq., or their group of non-attorney affiliates, associates and “Ambassadors.”
“Although anonymous false accusations and defamatory slanders are often published on the Internet without verification, proof or consequence, in this case Brookstone Law PC will take forceful legal action to protect the public and our clientele against these individuals and their so-called associates,” said Vito Torchia, Jr. “We intend to ensure there are consequences for these individuals and to penalize them and their affiliates to the full extent of the law as a result of these harmful false actions.”
“The fabrications are allegedly criminal acts one of which is called “spoofing” and are intended to harm industry leaders Brookstone Law PC and Mitchell J. Stein, Esq. These actions are done to bait and switch clients into their firms when in fact they are not the industry leaders and have no qualifications to or experience to successfully litigate these major cases against the banks,” said Vito Torchia, Jr.
None of the negative posts researched are from clients of Brookstone Law PC, and multiple positive unsolicited endorsements of Brookstone Law PC by clients can be found on the Brookstone Law PC website at http://www.brookstone-law.com.
“Based on our research, unauthorized firms and individuals are allegedly falsely identifing themselves and their actions as being a valid participant in the BOA lawsuit. In this case they are falsely identifying themselves as customers and consumers of Brookstone Law PC. These are the same allegedly fraudulent actions of identity theft and outright fraud using blogs and internet postings under fake names (spoofing) that Mass Litigation Alliance and others have previously attempted. If any client or potential client encounters this false and defamatory information, we request they call us directly and immediately on the Brookstone Law PC Consumer Alert hotline at 1-800-489-0734 or by email to clientalert(at)brookstone-law(dot)com,” said Vito Torchia, Jr.
According to Torchia, through Brookstone Law PC's investigation, the negative campaign is due partially to firms and individuals notified through Cease and Desist letters sent to stop them from representing themselves as participants in the BOA lawsuit when they were not authorized to do so, such as those posted on the internet and similar warnings on the website of attorney Mitchell J. Stein, Esq. The letters put the individuals and firms on notice that they were not allowed to represent themselves as being authorized legal counsel in the BOA lawsuit and similar actions, and to stop soliciting clients under those false pretenses. Brookstone Law PC also plans to aggressively defend their brand and reputation against any individual or business that fraudulently misleads the public for their own monetary benefit.
“We will file actions against any perpetrator who uses fake blogs or engages in fraudulent “spoofing” tactics designed to harm the public and our Firm,” said Vito Torchia, Jr. “As leaders in the industry, we are protecting the public from firms and individuals who are not attorneys nor have any experience in this industry.”
“We take any complaints and claims against Brookstone Law very seriously and are dedicated to fighting for our clients and their rights while adhering to the highest ethical and legal standards in our work,” said Vito Torchia, Jr. “We welcome any legitimate inquiries or comments about Brookstone Law PC, its attorneys, staff or services and will gladly and personally respond to them.”
The Brookstone Law PC case is Wright et al v. Bank of America, N.A. et al., case no.30-2011-00449059-CU-MT-CXC filed in Orange County Superior Court.
About Brookstone Law, PC
Based in Newport Beach, with offices in Los Angeles, CA, and Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Brookstone Law, PC, is a law firm comprised of attorneys with experience and success in civil litigation, criminal defense, business, corporate, employment, entertainment & media, art & museum, intellectual property and real estate law. The firm has a network of more than 40 affiliate attorneys nationwide and employs highly trained specialists, paralegals, paraprofessionals and administrative staff dedicated to serving our clients. For information, call (800) 946-8655 or visit http://www.brookstone-law.com.
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