Ind. AG sues Fla. businesses

Bryan Cohen Oct. 27, 2011, 1:14pm


INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced a lawsuit on Thursday against two Florida-based foreclosure assistance companies that allegedly promised to stop home foreclosures and failed to deliver.

Community One Law Center and National Law Partners allegedly charged exorbitant fees for their services, with some Indiana residents paying the companies more than $2,500 and obtaining nothing in return.

"The lawsuit alleges both companies collected money up front and failed to provide refunds to customers after services were not provided," Zoeller said. "These companies are separate entities, but both worked interchangeably on files and shared employees."

Zoeller alleges that by deceiving these consumers, the companies are in violation of a number of laws, including the Deceptive Consumer Sales Act, the Credit Services Organization Act, the Mortgage Rescue Protection Act and the Home Loan Practices Act.

Zoeller is also focusing on Legal Home Loan Solutions, which allegedly promised to help consumers avoid foreclosure and charged Indiana residents more than $2,000 in fees.

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