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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Law Gavel Oct 16

Missouri Supreme Court Unanimously Refuses to Rewrite Arbitration Clause Selecting Corrupt Arbitrator

Check out this blog post by Paul Bland.   Missouri Supreme Court Unanimously Refuses to Rewrite Arbitration Clause Selecting Corrupt Arbitrator

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cellphone in hands Oct 16

Telephone Consumer Protection Act Forbids Unwanted Calls to Your Cell Phone

Nobody likes unwanted calls.  If you have received texts, robocalls or collection calls to your cell phone, even though you did not give out your number or give the business that is calling permission to use your number, you may have had your legal rights violated.  In matters involving violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection […]

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Bank Cards Oct 04

The Problem with Big Banks

In a trend that began many years ago, big banks – banks like Wells Fargo, CitiMortgage, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, HSBC, Bank of New York Mellon and others – have greatly increased profits, running roughshod over consumers in the process.  Treinen Law Office represents consumers against the big banks.  We have handled many […]

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Family car with dad and son Aug 31

Are You Driving Your Family Around In An Unsafe Car?

Every day, New Mexico car dealers sell cars that have been in a prior accident, without disclosing that fact.  Often, the consumer is not told, even though New Mexico law requires all but the most minor accidents be fully disclosed at the time of sale.  New Mexico requires that dealers perform an extensive inspection, by […]

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