Baum Hit With Unfair Foreclosure Suit Over Unfiled Forms

Law360, New York (August 5, 2011, 7:35 PM EDT) -- Homeowners hit Steven J. Baum PC with a putative class action Thursday in New York federal court, accusing the foreclosure law firm of unfair debt collection and deceptive practices for not filing documents triggering state-mandated settlement conferences in foreclosure actions.

The firm has negligently or willfully failed to file a so-called specialized request for judicial intervention in thousands of residential foreclosure lawsuits, depriving proposed class members of their rights to the settlement conferences and the relief those sessions can offer, according to named plaintiffs Imogene Cole...
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