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California AG's office cracks down on law firm with link to Florida



In recent months, David Ramba, a Tallahassee lawyer and lobbyist, joined with a California attorney to help struggling homeowners sue their lenders.

But last week, California's attorney general, Kamala D. Harris, sued Ramba's West Coast associate, Phillip Kramer, accusing him of "fraudulently taking millions of dollars from thousands of homeowners who were led to believe they would receive relief on their mortgages."

Kramer charged clients up to $10,000 apiece to list them as defendants in six lawsuits filed in California courts against major lenders. None of the complaints have been resolved or gone to trial.

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[Last modified: Monday, August 22, 2011 6:41pm]


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