Mortgage Buyer Whacked for Improper Deficiency Claim

Client consulted with John Pinzelik regarding possible bankruptcy protection. Her credit rating and income to debt ratio were in good shape, however.  Mr. Pinzelik learned, though, Client was being sued by Apollo Financial Group, LLC on a home equity loan that she and her former spouse took out years before on their homestead in Texas. Apollo Financial Group […]

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House Underwater

The Great Recession resulted in plummeting home values across Oregon and the rest of the country. Beginning in 2009, many home owners realized they owed more on their homes than their houses were worth. In some cases, the houses had a first mortgage as well as a second mortgage or a home equity line of […]

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Dog Bite at Preschool

A four-year-old girl was visiting her older sibling’s preschool end-of-the-year celebration when a dog that was allowed to roam the preschool grounds without supervision bit her on the upper lip. The bite caused scarring to her lip as well as other physical and psychological damages. John Pinzelik was able to obtain a settlement from the […]

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Doctor’s Wage Claim

John Pinzelik handled a breach of contract and claim for unpaid wages for a doctor that was wrongfully terminated “for cause” by his employer. A private arbitrator heard the case and ruled that there was insufficient cause to terminate client and awarded him $124,562 in damages for unpaid wages, penalty wages, breach of contract, and […]

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From “It’s your fault” to “Here is our policy limit”

John Pinzelik recently resolved a case for a cab driver from Somalia. He was driving his taxi at 2:00 a.m. when a drunk driver going the wrong way on a one way street pulled out in front of him causing him injuries and damages to his taxi. Initially he was told by the insurance company […]

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