Consumer advocates who claim a Virginia law firm cut corners and overcharged struggling homeowners on high volume foreclosure work won a discovery victory last month.

A federal judge swept aside privilege claims and ordered production of communications between the law firm and a company that monitored lawyers’ foreclosure work.

The decision follows an August ruling that allowed most claims to go forward against the firm once known as Shapiro Brown & Alt LLP of Virginia Beach.

The consumer lawyers representing foreclosed homeowners claim a separate company known as Lender Processing Service Inc. directed foreclosure attorneys and monitored their performance.

Read more about the case here:

Judge Rejects Privilege Claim In Foreclosure Case

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