Newsbreak: Mario Williams Sues Ex-GF over Ginormous Ring [Video]
In today’s Newsbreak, Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim provides a round-up of “big” legal stories.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman plans to sue mortgage giants, Bank of America and Wells Fargo, for violating the National Mortgage Settlement. Last year, five of the country’s largest banks and 49 state attorneys general agreed to a $26 billion settlement. The banks were to provide relief to homeowners including mortgage modifications for at-risk borrowers. The banks also agreed to comply with new mortgage servicing rules. They were under investigation for abuses including sloppy paperwork and signing foreclosures documents without verifying facts.
Schneiderman says now B of A and Wells Fargo flagrantly violated the mortgage servicing rules, increasing the foreclosure risks for hundreds of homeowners across the state.
In, Pinellas Park, Florida, a gator takes a big bite out of crime. Police stopped a 20-year-old driver, Bryan Zuniga, for failing to stay in his lane. He ran from the scene, broke through a fence and disappeared. Big mistake. An alligator near a water treatment plant stopped him in his tracks, biting his face, arm and armpit. Zuniga was arrested at a hospital, where doctors were treating him for the deadly attack. He was charged with driving without a license and fleeing police.
Finally, Buffalo Bills football player, Mario Williams, is in a big fight with his former girlfriend over a 10.04 carat, $875,000 diamond engagement ring.
In a Texas court, Williams accused Erin Marzouki of dating him, just digging for gold. She counter-sued, saying he ended the engagement and the rock is hers. But they agreed to go to a mediator to resolve their dispute. The two met when he was playing for the Houston Texans. Last year, the Bills signed on Williams with a six-year, $100 million contract – the biggest awarded to an NFL defensive player.