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Feb 22, 2016
Yvanova v. New Century Mortgage Corp, et al., Docket No. S218973 (CA Supreme Court February 18, 2016) changes the wrongful foreclosure landscape

Nov 4, 2015
In the first published decision of its kind, the Court of Appeals for the Third District has ruled that homeowners may recoup their attorney fees immediately after halting a foreclosure.

Aug 22, 2014
Pivtorak Law Firm was able to save client's home by enforcing the California Homeowner Bill of Rights

Aug 13, 2014
Injuries included a hand fracture as well as neck and back pain. The case settled early in the litigation.

Jul 29, 2014
Lawsuit brought under the newly enacted California Homeowner Bill of Rights puts a stop to allegedly unlawful foreclosure proceedings by Wells Fargo.

Mar 24, 2014
Uber app attempts to avoid liability for injuries caused by its drivers by labeling them independent contractors

Mar 7, 2014
Allegations of egregious conduct by hospital may allow significant damages award in personal injury lawsuit

Feb 18, 2014
San Francisco targets bad drivers to reduce the number of avoidable accidents

Feb 7, 2014
Real estate conspiracy potentially cost homeowner victims of foreclosure

Jan 13, 2014
Mortgage servicer allegedly engaged in dual-tracking and robo-signing

Nov 21, 2013
Boater negligence and lack of training deemed to be responsible for high number of accidents

Nov 12, 2013
Foreclosures on the decline thanks in part to the California Homeowner Bill of Rights

Oct 2, 2013
Man's family argues that Toyota's negligence is responsible for fatal crash

Aug 29, 2013
Witness at power plant demolition suffers serious injuries, leg amputation.

Aug 23, 2013
The California Homeowner Bill of Rights makes "dual tracking" unlawful and allows homeowners to stop foreclosures while they are being considered for a loan modification.

Aug 6, 2013
Experts question whether California Homeowner Bill of Rights was responsible for the drop in foreclosures earlier this year.

Jul 29, 2013
San Francisco Plane Crash Victim Survived Crash Only To Be Killed By Alleged First Responder Negligence

Jul 25, 2013
Injured scooter passengers emphasizes the need for immediate medical care after a serious car crash or motor vehicle collision.

Jul 19, 2013
Professor suggests government seizure as solution to problem of foreclosures and underwater mortgages

Jun 28, 2013
Californians set to receive payment checks as a result of nationwide settlement with banks accused of predatory lending and foreclosure practices.

Mar 4, 2013
Former players file class-action lawsuit against the NFL claiming the league concealed information about the dangers of repeated head injuries.

Feb 11, 2013

Recent appellate court case offers hope for homeowners who have been wronged by lenders' failure to conduct meaningful loss mitigation negotiation prior to foreclosure. Pfeifer v. Countrywide Home Loans, et al. 2012 WL 6216039 (Cal.App. 1st Dist.) (rev. filed January 2, 2013)

Jan 24, 2013
Inland foreclosure rates in California sharply decrease since hitting their peak in 2010.

Nov 28, 2012
Saxophone player was injured after being rear-ended by 18-wheeler on I-80 near Berkeley, CA.

Aug 21, 2012
Homeowner victims of foreclosure resort to new tactic in fight against the banks.

Aug 13, 2012
California short sales on the rise as foreclosures decrease.

Jun 7, 2012
A bicyclist suffered serious injuries after being hit by a truck on a San Francisco street.

Jun 5, 2012
Two separate hit-and-run car accidents in Salinas, CA result in serious injuries and the arrest of suspects in both cases.

Jun 1, 2012
Plumas Lake, CA homeowners have gone to court against a real estate developer alleging that the developer sold them homes at inflated prices and abandoned building efforts after the housing market collapse.

May 31, 2012
In a move to reduce the number of “blighted homes” by default, the City Council of Oakland made a unanimous decision that will require banks to maintain unoccupied homes in the early stages of foreclosure.

Feb 22, 2011
National plaintiffs' class action litigation law firm will serve as co-lead counsel in case against Wells Fargo.

Jan 3, 2011
Plaintiffs' Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Act and unfair competition law claims survive the motion to dismiss and the case against Wells Fargo is allowed to move forward.

Apr 19, 2010

The Pivtorak Law Firm, as lead co-counsel, has filed a class action lawsuit against Wells Fargo as a result of an allegedly deceptive forbearance-to-loan modification program.