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Car Dealer Sues CarFax, Alleges Some Reports Are Inaccurate

Story by Lynn Gordon / CBS12 News LAKE WORTH, Fla. — If you’ve bought a used car recently, chances are you checked the CarFax. Many consumers trust the vehicle history report to make sure the car has never been in an accident. But could that information be giving people a false sense of security? Off…

New York, New Jersey Foreclosure Delays Threaten Housing Rebound

    Recent academic research have faulted the judicial foreclosure laws for the lengthy timelines and the adverse impact on the housing market. “The laws across states use different legal theories as the basis for mortgages, and they balance the rights of creditors and borrowers very differently,” explains Assistant Professor of Real Estate Andra Ghent…

Carmel on the Case: A Sister’s Sorrow Lawsuit

WSVN-TV – Is a South Florida mental health hospital responsible for a patient’s suicide? The man’s heartbroken sister thinks so and has filed a lawsuit. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has the special assignment report, A Sister’s Sorrow. Read more >

Local Car Dealer Is Suing CarFax

LAKE WORTH, Fl — If you’ve ever bought a used car, chances are you’ve purchased a CarFax, a vehicle history report many consumers rely on to make sure the car is in good condition. But a local car dealership is now suing CarFax saying their reports aren’t always accurate. Until last year “Off Lease Only”…

Impact 5: Independent Foreclosure Review deadline

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The deadline is approaching to apply for the Independent Foreclosure Review. It’s the government’s effort to try and make it up to homeowners who were wrongly foreclosed upon. Josh Bleil is a attorney with the Ticktin Law Group, the firm that unearthed robo-signing, where mortgage servicers were fraudulently signing foreclosure…

Ticktin to Mortgage Fraud Victims: You Can go Home Again

By DOTTIE PARIS, TFLJ Features Editor – DEERFIELD BEACH — Attorney Peter Ticktin believes you can go home again. And he wants that to be the case for victims of the so-called ‘foreclosure-gate’ mortgage scandal. “In our country, we used to have a conscience — that was the bank,” said Ticktin, founder Deerfield Beach-based The Ticktin Law…

Banks, States Close To Deal On Mortgages

  A $25 billion settlement by major banks and U.S. states over questionable foreclosure practices in the housing crisis is nearing completion. Five big banks — Bank of America (BAC), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC), Citibank (C) and Ally Financial (formerly GMAC) — and U.S. states are “very close,” Housing and Urban Development Secretary…