A lawyer, now disbarred, and his associates offer home loan modification services, but don't perform after taking plaintiffs' money.
Irvine Law Group LLP by Rod Bidgoli, Irvine.
Thaler Law by Jesse J. Thaler, Santa Ana.
Plaintiffs brought a lawsuit against defendants alleging that defendants illegally conspired to defraud plaintiffs by promising them mortgage modification services, but did not provide any services of value, and never intended to do so between the years of 2008 and 2011.
Plaintiffs alleged that they each paid thousands of dollars to defendants for said home loan modification services. Plaintiffs filed suit for various causes of action including but not limited to: Fraud, Racketeering, Elder Abuse, Professional Negligence, Violations of the Consumers Legal Remedies Act, Charging Advance Fees for Mortgage Loan Modification, Violations of Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code §17200.
That plaintiffs each paid thousands of dollars to defendants for home loan modification services, but received no services of any value. Plaintiffs claimed that the "Non-Profit" entities and law offices set up by the defendants were sham entities set up for the sole purpose of defrauding the public. Plaintiffs claimed approximately $30,000 in collective losses.
Defendant Abad Vega denied all allegations as to 6/7 plaintiffs. Defendant Abad Vega admitted liability as to one plaintiff, but disputed the amount she demanded.
Plaintiffs lost the monies paid to defendants, and sustained emotional injuries as a result.