United Law Group Granted Trial Against Bank of America and Subsidiary Countrywide Home Loans

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Lawsuit alleges that Bank of America and its subsidiary Countrywide Home Loans deliberately and maliciously sought to harm United Law Group’s reputation with its clients in order to mislead consumers. A judge denied the bank’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit in the Santa Ana Federal Court.

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Deliberately misleading people is wrong. It’s a calculated move to instill fear in people who are already frightened.

United Law Group made another positive step on behalf of homeowners when it a federal judge denied Bank of America’s motion to dismiss the case against the bank. Focused on protecting the rights of homeowners, United Law Group filed a complaint in the Superior Court of the State of California County of Orange Central Justice Center against Bank of America and its subsidiary Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. for tortuous interference with contract, defamation (slander) and unfair business practices (pursuant to B&P Code §17200) (case number 30-2009 00121999) in April of 2009.

The firm will have its day in court thanks to a ruling handed down by a federal judge that will enable the firm to seek punitive damages against Bank of America. The complaint filed earlier this year alleges that as a direct result of the representations, statements and recommendations made by Bank of America and Countrywide Home Loans directly to United Law Group’s clients, United Law Group’s clients became distraught and confused as to the state of their loan modification applications, the services being performed by United Law Group for those clients, and whether such loan modifications were possible. This significantly affected the contractual relationship between United Law Group and its clients, and negatively impacted the firm’s ability to develop and retain future clients. United Law Group asserts that Bank of America representatives were aware of this natural consequence of their direct communications with United Law Group’s clients, and intended those consequences when the communications were made.

“Several of our clients, including Joseph Pieciak and John Wright, have gone on record to about Bank of America’s business practices. These people are facing losing their homes and representatives from Bank of America are telling them outright lies,” said Robert Buscho Senior Litigation Attorney for United Law Group. “Deliberately misleading people is wrong. It’s a calculated move to instill fear in people who are already frightened.”

The suit seeks actual damages, general damages and punitive damages. The firm is also seeking a preliminary restraining order and preliminary and permanent injunction against Bank of America and its subsidiary Countrywide Home Loans from engaging in any communications directly with the firm’s clients, other than as may be specifically permitted by United Law Group, following receipt of notice of representation by United Law Group.

“In order to truly help its clients, a law firm must earn their trust,” said Buscho. “Bank of America and its subsidiary Countrywide Home Loans cannot be allowed to make statements that increase anxiety and cause our clients undue duress during an already difficult time.”

About United Law Group
United Law Group is a national law firm with offices in California, New York, Florida, Ohio, Nevada & Arizona. The firm represents consumers in complex litigation concerning abusive banking practices, breaches of contract and violations of state and federal laws. United Law Group also litigates cases involving bankruptcy, IRS settlements and debt settlements in state and federal courts across the nation. Employing a team of top-notch attorneys, United Law Group leverages leading-edge technology to manage cases, support investigative efforts and ensure accurate, frequent communication with its clients. It puts together class action lawsuits when necessary in order to provide the best legal counsel to individuals who might not be able to resolve their issues without representation.

For further information on United Law Group, visit: http://www.UnitedLawGroup.com or call Corvi Urling, Executive Consultant for United Law Group at (800) 680-5717.


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