LAS VEGAS, Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Attorneys Shawn Christopher and Nicholas A. Boylan have served a class action lawsuit on behalf of 16 Nevadans against five companies hired by banks and lenders to handle the foreclosures on properties owned by the plaintiffs and one additional defendant who purchased property through the foreclosure process. The lawsuit claims illegal debt collection activities and deceptive trade practices by the defendants against the plaintiffs during the foreclosure process as the defendants were not licensed or registered in the State of Nevada to carry out the foreclosure process. The lawsuit seeks to compensate the plaintiffs and compel the defendants to surrender all fees collected for many thousands of foreclosures during the time they were operating illegally.
"The plaintiffs are Nevadans who not only lost their houses in one of the hardest hit real estate markets, but were also adversely affected by foreclosure companies that did not follow the law during the foreclosure process. The case was filed as a class action lawsuit because there are thousands of potential plaintiffs who were victims of these foreclosure companies," said Shawn Christopher, attorney with Christopher Legal Group.