Civil Justice performs a limited amount of complex legal work that is designed to present a position of public interest. Typically this litigation may be class actions in which the resolution of the dispute would aid a group of similar consumers. On occasion the litigation may also involve suits for injunctive action by the government or private interests broadly affecting the public or test suits where the immediate private interest may be small but potential impact is larger for the general public. In some instances when private counsel is not available for the client, Civil Justice may also assist the client through the resolution process.
Most of the public interest litigation undertaken by Civil Justice has been on behalf of Maryland consumers with legal issues involving mortgage servicing, predatory lending or foreclosure practices, RESPA violations, and other related subject areas. Civil Justice will also co-counsel with Civil Justice network members on important consumer impact litigation.
For more information about Civil Justice's public interest litigation activities, please contact:
Director of Litigation
As reference in the foreclosure training held in Columbia on March 9, 2012, attached is the appellant brief in Shepherd v. Burson that was filed in the Court of Special Appeals.
Shepherd Appellant Brief
Keneipp v. Fountainhead et al.
Greer v. Crown Title Corp.
Shorb et al. v. Draper & Goldberg, PLLC
Robinson v. Fountainhead Titile Group Corp.
Benway v. Resource Real Estate Services
Proctor v. Metropolitan Money Store Corp, et at.
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