List of Sample Representative Consumer Law Cases for Phillip Robinson
Keneipp v. Fountainhead et al. (Civil Action No. 03-cv-02813-WMN) and Johnson v. Fountainhead (Civil Action No. 03-cv-03106-WMN) (November 2, 2005)(Appointed Class Counsel by the federal court in matters which settled and retuned 100% of over charges to Maryland homeowners deceived as part of illegal kick-back and referral scheme).
Greer v. Crown Title Corp., Cir. Ct. Balt. City, Case No. 24-C-02001227 (September 2005)(Appointed Class Counsel by state circuit court in matter which settled and retuned 130% of over charges to Maryland homeowners deceived as part of illegal kick-back and referral scheme)
Shorb et al. v. Draper & Goldberg, PLLC, Cir. Ct. of Fred. Cty., Case No. 10-C-04-002942 (October 2005)(Successfully petitioned for a modification to proposed cy pres award to include an award to Civil Justice to provide prospective relief to consumers who had been victim of certain predatory real estate practices while facing foreclosure and in bankruptcy).
Robinson v. Fountainhead Title Group Corp., 447 F.Supp.2d 478 (D.Md. 2006); 252 F.R.D. 275 (D.Md. 2008)(Appointed Class Counsel by federal court in largest illegal kick-back and referral scheme in Maryland history).
Benway v. Resource Real Estate Services, 239 F.R.D. 419, (D.Md. 2006)(Appointed Class Counsel by federal court in nationwide illegal kick-back and referral scheme)
Taylor v. Savings First et al..Cir. Ct. Balt. City, Case No. 24-C-02001635 (January 2008)(Appointed Class Counsel by state circuit court in mortgage broker fee scheme resulting in more than $8,000,000 being returned to class members. Appointed Class Council by state circuit court in certified class action against Wells Fargo).
Proctor v. Metropolitan Money Store Corp., 645 F.Supp.2d 464, 483 (D.Md.2009); Winston v. Regional Title & Escrow LLC, (U.S. Dist. Ct., Civ. Act. No. 08-2633-RWT) (D.Md. 2009)(Appointed Class Counsel for a settlement class representing part of the single largest foreclosure rescue scheme in the country with the Metropolitan Money Store Corporation)
Geesing v. Matthews, Balt. Cir. Ct. Civ No. 24-O-10001394 (Jan. 2011)(Counsel in class action Motion to Dismiss on behalf of a group of Defendants facing foreclosure based upon robo-signed documents upon which the witness testimony presented to the state courts was not based upon any personal knowledge by the witness who testified otherwise; result in the dismissal of more than 200 similar pending actions in the state).
Hauk v. LVNV Funding, LLC, 749 F. Supp. 2d 358 (D. Md. 2010)(Counsel in class action in which the Court granted denied motion to dismiss by unlicensed collection. Case settled and provided significant relief to class in the form of dismissal of thousands of collection cases, credit correction and promises not to collect upon accounts valued at more than $9,000,000).
Johnson v. Midland Funding, LLC, Case No.: 1:09-cv-02391-RDB (2010)(Counsel in settlement class action involving an unlicensed collection. Case settled and provided significant relief to class in the form of over 5,000 collection actions being dismissed in state court, cash payments to class members, and licensure of Defendants with state).
Bradshaw v. Hilco Receivables, LLC, 725 F. Supp. 2d 532 (D. Md. 2010), 765 F. Supp. 2d 719 (D. Md. 2011)(Counsel in class action in which the Court granted summary judgment in favor of the class for unlawful debt collection by a collection agency without a license which was a violation of federal and state consumer protection statutes; Court had previously struck Defendants’ affirmative defenses for not complying to new, federal pleading standards. Case settled and provided significant relief to class in the form of credit correction and promises not to collect upon accounts valued at more than $16,000,000).
Winemiller v. Worldwide Asset Purchasing, LLC, 1:09-CV-02487, 2011 WL 1457749 (D. Md. Apr. 15, 2011)(Counsel in class action in which court denied Defendants’ motion to dismiss and found as a matter of law that corporate, publically traded corporations could be liable for the illegal collection activities of the subsidiary collection agency. Case settled and provided significant relief to class in the form of credit correction and promises not to collect upon accounts valued at more than $10,000,000).
Gardner v. Montgomery County Teachers Fed. Credit Union, 1:10-CV-02781-JKB, 2012 WL 1994602 (D. Md. June 4, 2012)(Counsel in putative class action in which the Court granted summary judgment in favor of named plaintiff in Truth in Lending Act case filed concerning the illegal security interests assumed by the defendant credit union related to credit cards issued by the credit union to its members).
Piotrowski v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., CIV.A. DKC 11-3758, 2013 WL 247549 (D. Md. Jan. 22, 2013)(Counsel in putative class action under the Equal Credit Opportunities Act against mortgage servicer for failing to timely communicate and notify borrowers about the status of their mortgage modification applications).
Ademiluyi v. PennyMac Mortgage Inv. Trust Holdings I, LLC, 929 F. Supp. 2d 502 (D. Md. 2013)(Counsel in putative class action under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act against debt collector mortgage company operating in the State of Maryland without a license to do so; successfully defending motion to dismiss).
Castillo v. Nagle & Zaller, PC, CIV.A. WDQ 12-cv-2338 (2013)(Class counsel in $300,000 settlement with unlicensed collection agency law firm which utilized non-attorney employees to collect).
Finch v. LVNV Funding, LLC, 212 Md. App. 748, 71 A.3d 193 cert. denied, 435 Md. 266, 77 A.3d 1084 (2013)(certified as a class action on remand by circuit court in August 2015)(Appointed class counsel in class action seeking to declare thousands of pending consumer judgments void as a matter of law and to obtain discourage of monies collected based on the void judgments).
Rand v. Main Street Acquisition Corporation, Baltimore City Cir. Ct. Civ. No. 24-O-13-004864 (March 2015)(Appointed class counsel and obtained final approval in class action settlement involving over 250 void judgments that resulted in the deletion of more than $1,000,000 in judgments from the public records and other relief to the class).
Turner v. Asset Acquisition Group, LLC, Baltimore City Cir. Ct. Civ. 24-C-13-004861 (May 2015)(Appointed class counsel and obtained final approval in class action settlement involving more than 60 void judgments that resulted in the deletion of the judgments and recovery of nearly 90% of payments made by class members).
List of Sample Individual Impact Cases for Phillip Robinson
Wells Fargo Home Mortg., Inc. v. Neal, 398 Md. 705, 922 A.2d 538 (Md.,2007)(Co-counsel for the amici curiae).
Delph v. AllState Home Mortgage, Mont. Cty. Cir Ct. Case No. 278020V (July 2008)(First judgment in Maryland to find a payment-option-arm mortgage loan to be unfair and deceptive pursuant to the state UDAP statute; successful remand motion reported at 478 F. Supp. 2d 852 (D. Md. 2008).
Griffin v. Bierman, 403 Md. 186 (2008)(Served as trial and appellate co-counsel for homeowner challenging the constitutionality of Maryland foreclosure notice requirements; the Court of Appeals denied the challenge but the published decision aided the legislative reforms enacted a month later by the legislature and has tipped the deference to homeowners in Maryland’s foreclosure proceedings).
New Towne Properties LLC v. Boyd, Md. Court of Special Appeals (Case No. 2058) (unpublished) (10/17/2008)(Served as co-counsel at the trial level and counsel at the appellate level for homeowners victimized by a foreclosure rescue scheme. In this first impression case, the appellate court upheld the lower court ruling in favor of homeowners and the protections of a new state law to protect vulnerable homeowners).
Massey v. Lewis, CIV. AMD 08-261, 2009 WL 6885028 (D. Md. Feb. 24, 2009)(Served as counsel at the trial level for victim of wide ranging bankruptcy and mortgage fraud scheme which resulted in criminal and civil judgments. Through this representation, Ms. Massey received title to her home back as well as a judgment for damages and attorney fees in the amount of $670,000)
Harmon v. BankUnited, CIV. WDQ-08-3456, 2009 WL 3487808 (D. Md. Oct. 22, 2009)(Served as counsel in surviving a motion to dismiss a consumer protection act claim involving a payment option mortgage).
Addison v. Lochearn Nursing Home, LLC, 411 Md. 251, 983 A.2d 138 (2009)(Served as trial and appellate co-counsel in opposing motion to compel arbitration; established that denials of motions to compel arbitration cannot be appealed in Maryland until a final order is entered in the trial court)
Julian v. Buonassissi, 414 Md. 641 (2010)(Served as trial and appellant counsel for successful appeal the the Maryland Court of Appeals concerning the rights of mortgage backed security to property acquired by massive foreclosure rescue fraud in favor of client and victim).
Boyd v. New Towne Properties LLC, US Bank. Ct., for Md. Case No. 08-00357, Final Judgment (June 2010)(Obtained final judgment of $104,000 for victims of foreclosure rescue scheme; achieved previous settlements for clients which reformed mortgage to loan amount at the time of the scam resulting in a return of $150,000 in equity).
Hollidayoake v. JBL Mortgage Network, LLC, et al, Anne Arundel Cir. Ct. Civ No. 02-C10-155944 (2012)(Served as lead counsel for all pre-trial and trial purposes; presented plaintiff’s Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and state unfair and deceptive practice claims against mortgage defendants in six-day jury trial concerning the arrangement of payment option mortgages for a 72 year old consumer).
Marchese v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., 917 F. Supp. 2d 452 (D. Md. 2013)(Served as lead counsel through motions to dismiss stage and obtained favorable ruling that state law claims were properly stated against mortgage servicer for botched loss mitigation efforts).
In re Bolthouse, Case no. 10-17021 (Bolthouse v. PHH Mortgage Corporation (U.S.B.C. Md.)(July 22, 2013)(Obtained $175,000 non-confidential settlement for homeowners seeking judgment for botched modification attempts under federal and state law).
Schneck v. SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., Case No. Case No.: 11-1878—CCB (D. Md. 2013)(Obtained $175,000 judgment for homeowners seeking judgment for botched modification attempts under federal and state law).
Hastings v. Ocwen Loan
Servicing, LLC, No. CIV.A. GLR-14-2244, 2014 WL 7188784, at *1 (D. Md. Dec.
16, 2014)(Served as
counsel in breach of a loan modification agreement and settlement agreement
case brought under federal and state law that resulted in a July 2015 judgment against Ocwen and in favor of the Maryland homeowner).