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Posted 11 months ago in Personal & Home Safety Real Estate by Josh Crank  
Retired NBA Star to Pay for Year-Long Squatting Stint

Like many professional athletes, former NBA All-Star Chris Gatling lived large in his retirement. The problem was that he didn’t always do it in his own house. According to police reports, the one-time power forward broke into an unoccupied, furnished home in the ritzy Phoenix suburb of Paradise Valley in July 2010. He stayed there until August 2011, during which time he obtained an Arizona driver’s license with the hijacked home’s address. After squatting in the four-bedroom home for a …

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JPMorgan Chase Pays $18.3M for Misleading Mortgage Info

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay $18.3 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the lender of misleading homeowners about interest rates on adjustable rate mortgages. The lawsuit, filed in 2007, alleged that JPMorgan Chase and lending units of Bear Stearns misled consumers by failing to tell them that their loan’s principal would increase if they made the minimum monthly payment. The class action was filed in 2007, and J.P. Morgan acquired the loans when it took over EMC …

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Posted 12 months ago in Elder Law Foreclosure Real Estate by Janet Raasch  
Reverse Mortgages Can Be a Trap for Elderly Homeowners

For many retired homeowners, a reverse mortgage sounds like a good idea. Today’s retirees are less likely to have a pension or enough money saved for retirement. A reverse mortgage can turn your home into a source of income. The loans can be used for any purpose, but are often used for home modifications, repairs, medical expenses or home care that elderly people might not be able to afford without the loan.   What Is a Reverse Mortgage? Reverse mortgages …

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Posted 12 months ago in Jury Awards Real Estate by Sylvia Hsieh  
Jury Rejects Homeowners’ $10M Lawsuit Over ‘Moldy Mansion’

A couple who bought a moldy mansion and sued the builder and sellers for $10 million for construction defects say they are disappointed by a jury’s verdict awarding only $79,000 in damages. Leo and Kathryn Vecellio purchased the 25,0000 square foot Palm Beach mansion plus a guesthouse for $40 million in 2008. After they moved in, they discovered water intrusion and other problems. The Vecellios claimed they were forced to spend more than $11 million to get rid of the …

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Posted 1 year ago in Animal Law Personal Injury Video by Larry Bodine  
Your Legal Rights When Pets Attack [Video]

  They say a dog’s bark is worse than its bite. But the facts are that 800,000 people are bitten by man’s best friend every year – and need to seek medical attention.  Dog bites account for one-third of all homeowner insurance claims. Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine notes dog bites are no laughing matter and explains your legal rights in this video. In California a woman was out jogging this spring in Los Angeles when four pit bulls attacked her. …

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