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Bob Ferguson

Congratulations to Senior Assistant Attorney General David Huey, who last night received the Washington State Bar Association’s (WSBA) Angelo Petruss Award for Lawyers in Public Service.
In 2008,  Aileen Eriksen  -- a Burbank, Wash. mother of six – wanted to maintain a stable home for her family. “Especially when you have kids, it’s important to know that they have a secure place that they can call home — to be able to say, ‘We’re going home now’ and know where that home is,” said Eriksen. But
California authorities sued multiple lawyers and others last week for allegedly taking millions of dollars from homeowners in states including Washington who were promised mortgage relief.
The Attorney General's Office is suing ReconTrust Company, a subsidiary of Bank of America, for conducting illegal foreclosures on thousands of Washington homeowners.
The Washington Bar Association's Home Foreclosure Legal Aid Project will continue helping homeowners, thanks to a $1.1 million grant from the Attorney General's Office. Since the program began in June 2009, the WSBA, Northwest Justice Project and hundreds of volunteer lawyers have helped Washington families in crisis.
Facing foreclosure? New help is available.
The federal regulator of the largest U.S. banks wants too much power, state attorneys general complained this week in a 6-page letter to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. ...
The Korean Community Service Center and Northwest Justice Project will host a free foreclosure prevention workshop this Saturday, June 18, in Renton. Korean language interpreters will be provided.
Bank of America home loan customers experiencing financial hardship are encouraged to attend upcoming  customer events in Bellevue and Spokane May 19-21.
The Washington Attorney General’s Office cautions homeowners about paying to participate in a “mass joinder” lawsuit promising mortgage relief.


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