Law Firm Ducks 'Shadow Docket' Foreclosure Action

Law360, New York (July 16, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT) -- Two New York City homeowners who filed a class action against a law firm they claim subjected them to increased loan penalties by leaving them stuck in New York's bank foreclosure "shadow docket" saw their claims under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act dismissed Friday.

The dismissal came after U.S. District Judge Sandra L. Townes ruled plaintiffs Imogene Cole and Georgia Brown failed to state a colorable claim against Steven J. Baum PC and its principal Steven J. Baum under the FDCPA and declined to...
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