Multi-state Foreclosure Settlement
Information regarding the mutli-state settlement involving the nation's five largest mortgage servicers can be found at www.nationalforeclosuresettlement.com. In addition, the Office of the Attorney General has provided an FAQ containing additional information about the agreement.
Consumers who believe they may be eligible for relief offered by the settlement should contact their respective mortgage servicer at the following telephone numbers:
- Ally Financial Inc. – (800) 766-4622
- Bank of America – (877) 488-7814
- Citigroup – (866) 272-4749
- JPMorgan Chase & Co. – (866) 372-6901
- Wells Fargo & Co. – (800) 288-3212
State of Texas v. Patrick O’Connor & Associates, L.P. d/b/a O’Connor & Associates
The Office of the Attorney General filed a lawsuit against O’Connor & Associates in 2009 for alleged deceptive business practices. The case has been settled. As part of the settlement, O’Connor & Associates has agreed to change a number of its business practices. For more information on the terms of the settlement and the restitution process, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page about the settlement.
The Attorney General for the state of Texas protects consumers and the legitimate business community by filing civil lawsuits under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act and other consumer protection statutes.
HB 716 (80th Legislature) directs the Attorney General to establish a Residential Mortgage Fraud Task Force to investigate and prosecute residential mortgage fraud and the perpetrators of mortgage fraud statewide.
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Consumer complaints filed with this agency may form the basis for an investigation into a company's business practices. In some cases, significant numbers of complaints about a business may give rise to legal action, not on behalf of the individual complainants, but to enforce state law. The decision to investigate or file a lawsuit is based on a number of factors.
Lawsuits are filed on behalf of the state of Texas and the public good. This agency cannot represent individual consumers. Nevertheless, some legal actions do produce restitution for individual consumers.
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