Iraq War Veteran Files Class Action Lawsuit Against CitiMortgage

A US veteran who fought in Iraq has filed a class action lawsuit against CitiMortgage, accusing the large company of violating federal law by foreclosing on his home while he was serving in the Army National Guard.  Sgt. Jorge Rodriguez filed the class action lawsuit in Manhattan federal court on Friday accusing CitiMortgage of violating the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, a federal law that protects military members from foreclosure while they are on duty.  The law prevents foreclosure proceedings from beginning until nine months after the service member returns from active duty.  Sgt. Rodriguez’s home was in Del Valle, Texas and while Rodriguez trained in Fort Hood he had very little communication with the outside world.  He was deployed to Iraq in September, 2006 unaware that CitiMortgage had started foreclosure proceedings.  When he got back, he learned that his house had been sold at a foreclosure sale.  Rodriguez hopes that the class action will also provide some relief to other members of the military who have faced illegal foreclosures.  Earlier this year, JPMorgan Chase admitted to overcharging approximately 4,500 members of the U.S. military on their mortgages and said it accidentally foreclosed on 18 service members’ homes.  The attorneys at Balkan & Patterson, LLP are experienced in class action litigation and will act to protect consumers against corporate wrongdoers. If you believe you have potential for a class action, please contact us immediately and we will review your case at no charge.

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