The case took five years to litigate with the bank forcing us to go all the way to the Court of Appeals, but we ended up being able to help the class members
Painesville, OH (Vocus) November 9, 2010
Patrick Perotti of Dworken & Bernstein Co. L.P.A., Lake County, Ohio law firm settled a multi-million dollar class action suit on behalf of homeowners against Wells Fargo (Bartley v. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc., Case No. CV-02-469375 Coleman v. Wells Fargo Bank West N.A., Case No. CV-02-471327).
Wells Fargo Bank failed to release mortgage liens for tens of thousands of homeowners in Ohio between 1996 and 2007. This violates Ohio law which requires release of the liens within 90 days after payoff. Wells Fargo must clear the title for anyone still having an improper lien. Both are Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.
"The case took five years to litigate with the bank forcing us to go all the way to the Court of Appeals, but we ended up being able to help the class members," commented Attorney Patrick Perotti. “Once again another huge bank must do the right thing. They have to pay every person where they left a lien on the home in violation of law.”
Lake County law firm, Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A. and its 25 attorneys practice in Ohio and throughout the United States. They have successfully handled over $100 Million Dollars in class actions. With over 65 professional staff and lawyers, the firm offers a full range of legal services for businesses, individuals, and families. Recently Mr. Perotti was selected in the Top 75 Trial Lawyers in the United States.
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