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Louisiana joins lawsuit against mortgage companies

Buddy Caldwell, Louisiana's Attorney General, announced his office will join attorney general's from all 50 states to examine whether the three largest mortgage companies - Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase and GMAC  - made false statements or prepared foreclosure documents improperly WWL is reporting. The article quotes Attorney General Caldwell: “This issue affects peoples’ homes as well as the economy.  This probe will be thorough, expeditious, and fair to both homeowners and lenders.” Here is a link to the article: http://www.wwltv.com/news/La-joins-nationwide-lawsuit-against--104873774.html Read more

Judge in New Orleans will hear Gulf Oil Spill Cases

The Irpino Law Firm is very excited Judge Carl J. Barbier of New Orleans will be handling the federal lawsuits filed over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  This is an important step to helping rebuild the lives and communities devastated by this disaster. The five-page opinion said, “Without discounting the spill’s effects on other states, if there is a geographic and psychological ‘center of gravity’ in this docket, then the Eastern District of Louisiana is closest to it.” The Irpino Law Firm is actively working on behalf of the victims of the oil spill.  Please contact Anthony Irpino at 504.525.1500 with any questions. Here is a link to the New York Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/11/us/11liability.... Read more

Elegant Home, Price Slashed…Tainted Chinese Drywall Included

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting story on the effects of Chinese Drywall on home values. Here's an excerpt from the article: "In other states, judges and juries alike seem to agree that the homeowners who buy houses with tainted drywall are entitled to recompense for their troubles. Consumers in Florida, Louisiana and North Carolina have sought damages from homebuilders and suppliers for tainted drywall that they say corroded appliances, emitted noxious fumes and drove down the prices of their homes." Here is a link to the news story: http://blogs.wsj.com/developments/2010/07/12/elegant-home-price-slashedtainted-chinese-drywall-included/ Read more

Irpino Law is Moving!

For the past few years we’ve occupied a potion of the 22nd floor at Canal Place in the Central Business District of New Orleans. While we’ve loved our time downtown and being across the street from the French Quarter (a lot of fun we’ve had) we’re looking forward to moving into the Lower Garden District, Uptown into a great old house currently undergoing an addition and renovation to meet our needs. We’ll keep you posted with our exact move date and new address. Stay tuned! Read more