Here is important information about the United Law Group class action pending in the Orange County California Superior Court.
On January 19, 2012, the Orange County Superior Court entered a judgment against United Law Group for $37.7 million. As United Law Group is currently in bankruptcy proceedings, a claim has been made on behalf of the class members in bankruptcy court. The bankruptcy court recovered some funds which will be distributed to ULG victims. The Superior Court will rule on a proposed distribution plan on July 14, 2014. An important update will be posted soon after July 22, 2014 so check back then.
There is no guarantee you will receive updates in the mail. Therefore, you should check this website approximately once per month to see if there is an update. If any money is recovered, the Superior Court Judge will determine how it is to be allocated and that information will be posted on this website.
The former owner of United Law Group was Sean Alan Rutledge, date of birth April 27, 1975. Mr. Rutledge forfeited his law license in California but may be posing as an attorney here or elsewhere. Anyone who knows the current location of Mr. Rutledge should contact my office. He is currently a fugitive from this lawsuit.
Background As you may have heard, United Law Group was a popular law firm offering loan modification services to thousands of consumers. United Law Group is now defunct and in bankruptcy, its former owner Sean Rutledge lost his license to practice law in California and other officers and employees have scattered to the winds.
A number of former clients who lost their money (the Plaintiffs) filed this lawsuit which was approved to be a class action on behalf of 5,000+ former clients across the United States.
I want to emphasize that although we are making best efforts to recover something for all these victims, it will be very difficult to recovery anything and the chances of a full recovery are virtually nonexistent.
If you signed a legal services agreement with United Law Group of Irvine, California (it also had offices in other cities) to receive loan modification services, you are a member of the Class of persons who may benefit from this pending lawsuit.
A legal notice may have been mailed to you on August 5, 2011 or you may have heard of this lawsuit by other means. If you received the notice in the mail, then your address is already in our database and there is no need to contact us unless that should change. In any event, you should read this Class Noticefor more details. If you have an Apple web browser, or for some other reason the above link does not work, you can download the same Class Notice from here.
You should continue to monitor this web page for more details. Please do not call this law office simply to ask how the case is proceeding or to update your address. Most likely future notices will not be mailed to you and it will be up to you to monitor this website every 45 days for updates.