Apr 29

Mortgage Servicers Are Providing Incomplete and Inaccurate Information About COVID-19 Relief Plans for FHA Mortgages

Many mortgages are insured by the FHA.  Through the CARES Act, Congress has acted to protect homeowners with FHA mortgages from foreclosure during these COVID-19 times.  On April 27, 2020, the federal government issued a letter documenting that many mortgage servicers are providing incomplete or inaccurate information about the relief plans available. The FHA Letter […]

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Law Gavel Apr 28

New Mexico Supreme Court Strikes Down Unfair Arbitration Scheme in Nursing Home Contract

On April 6, 2020, the New Mexico Supreme Court affirmed that one-sided arbitration schemes will not be enforced in New Mexico.  Treinen Law Office was involved as one of the attorneys for the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice (“AAJ”).  These groups pointed out to the Court why unfair arbitration […]

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money on envelope Apr 28

Consumer Groups Urge the New Mexico Supreme Court to Stop Unfair Garnishment of Stimulus Checks

Treinen Law Office has joined others in urging the New Mexico Supreme Court to stop unfair garnishment of stimulus checks.  A copy of the letter send to the Court is here: Letter-Consumer Debt Collection Cases-2020-04-27

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Graduation hats thrown in air Apr 03

COVID-19 Relief for Federal Student Loan Borrowers

If you have a federal student loan, you can stop paying it at no penalty until September 2020.  If you are unsure whether the loan you have is a federal student loan, rather than a private student loan from a bank, please call us.  Sometimes it is hard to tell.  We are happy to help […]

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Feb 10

Corporate Mortgage Servicers Are Not Set Up to Help Homeowners

It has been a long time since the corner bank loaned locals money to buy a home, kept the loan in-house and then worked with families through hard times. In today’s world, loan originators bundle mortgage loans into investment vehicles composed of thousands of loans and sell those bundles to investment banks or hedge funds.  […]

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Wooden Gavel on Book with Golden Scale on Table Jan 30

Consumer Reports Explains How Forced Arbitration Results in Defective Consumer Products

This great Consumer Reports article explains the dangers for the marketplace that result from forced arbitration. https://www.consumerreports.org/mandatory-binding-arbitration/forced-arbitration-clause-for-concern/

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Family car with dad and son Jan 14

Often the Whole Family Is Impacted

When a bank wrongfully forecloses, or a car dealer passes off a wrecked car without disclosure, or a consumer gets trapped on a treadmill of debt due to predatory payday loans, often the whole family suffers.  Mom is worried about where the family will live.  Parents are afraid to transport their kids in a car […]

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Oct 21

Wells Fargo Reports Wrongful Foreclosures Due to “Computer Glitch”

In 2018, Wells Fargo admitted that its mortgage modification software caused homeowners to be wrongfully denied mortgage modifications, leading to wrongful foreclosures.  It has continued to report that more and more homeowners have had their homes wrongfully foreclosed because of this “computer glitch.”  It has admitted to pursuing at least 500 wrongful foreclosures.  It has […]

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Judge Gavel on Open Book Jul 18

How Long Does a Lawsuit Take in New Mexico Courts?

When meeting with new clients, I am often asked how long a lawsuit will take.  Treinen Law Office most often files suit on behalf of its clients in New Mexico state court, although sometimes we file lawsuits in New Mexico federal court.   From the time the lawsuit is filed until the time of trial […]

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Wooden Gavel on Book with Golden Scale on Table Jan 29

‘Judicial Hellholes’: The Best Legal Joke of 2018

Check out this blog post by by Arthur H. Bryant, Chairman and Leslie A. Brueckner, Senior Attorney at Public Justice. ‘Judicial Hellholes’: The Best Legal Joke of 2018

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