Class Eligibility

You are a member of the Settlement Class if you were sent a Trott PC Foreclosure Letter dated between August 11, 2009, and June 29, 2018. You should have received a postcard with Claim Form from the Claims Administrator if you are a member of the Settlement Class. Different individuals in the same household may each have received a separate postcard. In that case, each such individual is a Class Member according to Trott Law PC’s records. If you believe you may be a member of the Settlement Class but did not receive a postcard, immediately contact the Claims Administrator by mail or phone and request that a claims package be sent to your current address. Please include the address of the property that was the subject of your Trott PC Foreclosure Letter. If you did not receive a postcard, but request a claims package, the Claims Administrator will first have to confirm from a review of the applicable records whether or not you are Settlement Class member.

Estimated Amount

$100 to $175
Proof of Purchase
N/A
Case Name
Martin, et al. v. Trott Law PC, et al. Case No. 2:15-cv-12838 U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Case Summary
The Complaint alleges that the Trott PC Foreclosure Letter (referred to as “fair debt letters”), violate both statutes in each of three ways:
      By misleadingly suggesting that they were from an attorney when no attorney had engaged in a “meaningfully review” of homeowners’ accounts before the letters were sent;
      By “overshadowing,” in a subset of the letters mentioning possible reinstatement of the mortgage, the federal validation rights of homeowners (e.g., the right to dispute or seek certain information about the debt within 30 days); and
      By use of the misleading undefined phrase “Corporate Advances” in a subset of the letters.
Defendants have maintained throughout the case that the Trott PC Foreclosure Letter complies with federal and state fair debt laws in all respects and deny any wrongdoing.
Settlement Pool
$7,500,000.00
Deadline
09/03/18
Contact
Trott Settlement Claims Administrator c/o Epiq P.O. Box 3747 Portland, OR 97208-3747 1-855-540-5610

51 responses to “Trott Law Foreclosure Letter Class Action Settlement”

  1. Jessic L Kimla says:

    I want my money back asap

    ADMIN – Hi Jessica,

    The money given in this case is punitive in nature and not a refund. You will most likely receive it once all appeals have cleared.

    • LORI BLOINK says:

      We sent our opt out letters to you, would like you to let me know that you have received them. Please email privately.

      ADMIN – Hi Lori,

      We are not the class action administrators. You need to contact them directly to check if they received your letters. Their contact information is posted above. Just scroll up.

  2. Kaylee D Land says:

    Inconvenient

  3. LMP says:

    Good Evening,
    I didn’t receive a postcard confused as to why because Trott filed on behalf of Chase. I called the Admin# which is gargled and breaks up hope it’s not intentional. I’d greatly appreciate if the adimin can contact me to verify claim.

    ADMIN – Hi LMP,

    If you are having trouble reaching out to the admin try contacting class counsel.

  4. La Shawn says:

    I posted a comment on 8/6/18 in which I’ve attempted to contact the administrator several times now. The phone has a muffled recording and no way to leave a message. I did not receive info to be part of the suit and was sent correspondence from Trott on behalf of Chase.

    ADMIN – Hi La Shawn,

    Try reaching out to class counsel. Here is their contact info:
    (734) 274-9374
    drewmcg@topclasslaw.com

  5. Mary says:

    I have a very lengthy question can someone call me please

    ADMIN – Hi Mary,

    You need to reach out to the class action administrator directly. We are unable to answer questions specific to each settlement.

  6. evelyn steele says:

    add me please

    ADMIN – Hi Evelyn,

    I can’t add you. You must file a claim.

  7. Edwin Vitor Nassar says:

    I was involved in foreclosure in the year of 2007. I went to court and lost in court because the judge refused to support the wet ink promissory note to produce it in court.

  8. Stephanie Osborne-Graham says:

    How much is the settlement fo.?

    ADMIN – Hi Stephanie,

    $7,500,000.00

  9. Damita Johnson El Bey says:

    I THINK WE SHOULD ALL OBJECT TO THE POTENTIAL AWARD THEY CAUSED HARM TO OUR FAMILIES, NOT THE ATTORNEYS OR THAT NON PROFIT THAT THEY ARE DONATING TO

  10. Donna says:

    We got their letters. We actually met with some of Trott’s attorneys. They treated us like we were lowlife crap. And to think people in my state actually voted one of the former principals of this firm to Congress. How disgusting.
    My husb and I look forward to receiving our checks.
    BTW….we are still in the house, no thanks to Trott OR Bank of America.
    #Winning

    ADMIN – Hi Donna,

    Did you file your claim?

    • Donna says:

      Indeed I did. I dont care if that check is a nickel…I sure will cash it.

      • Lisa says:

        Did you receive a check? I got one and can’t get Hutington Bank to tell me anything. I just want to know if this is real check or a scam.I no longer live in Michigan so I can’t just drive to the bank.

  11. Cheril says:

    We gave them 7k to stay out of foreclosure then went into bankruptcy when trott and trott sold our mortgage to another company… so frustrating

  12. Diane Gooding says:

    How much should we expect in return from the lawsuit?

    ADMIN – Hi Diane,

    Scroll up and read the section titled estimated amount.

  13. Jondalyn QuinneyClayton says:

    I would like my name to be added to the suite. Thanks

    ADMIN – Hi Jondalyn,

    You need to file a claim using the link provided.

  14. rod says:

    my form was returned to me by the mail man with the front page torn in half. removing half of the claim number. question is how can I get my number now to file on line?

    ADMIN – Hi Rod,

    Reach out to the class action administrator.

  15. Laura Acx says:

    I am a member of the class, and did receive a post card, but have misplaced it and do not know the unique identification number. I have attempted SEVERAL TIMES, but you cannot speak with anyone. This phone number is only for information only. I need the phone number of counsel representing claimants. !I need this asap as claims must be filed or postmarked by 9-3-18

    ADMIN – Hi Laura,

    The information for class counsel is located in the FAQ section.

  16. Gail Rush-Cullors says:

    We got one letters and tried to work with BAC. They returned 2700. and when we said we were going to get a lawyer, they moved forward on the foreclosure. They treated us like we were crap when they were the crooks. The judges would not listen and allowed these attorneys to get away with this travesty.. And to think people in my state actually voted one of the former principals of this firm to Congress. How disgusting.
    Because of the games that allowed BANK of America to add 40,000 to our mortgage.
    BTW….we are still in the house, no thanks to Trott OR Bank of America.

  17. REGINA adams says:

    I would like my name to be added thanks

    ADMIN – Hi Regina,

    We can’t add your name. You must file your own claim.

  18. Jemika Hunter says:

    Want my money

    ADMIN – Hi Jemika,

    File your claim.

  19. anelena says:

    This an insult to so may people who have lost their homes and force to leave their homes because of nothing more than greed…. This firm has mde millions off our lost… playing games and treating us disrepectly …. Judges wouldn’t listen let alone seeing the terrible means to make a buck by these people … People who lost their homes by this firm … We deserve more than what is being given.. what about the emotional and psychological scars left by these people…

    ADMIN – Hi Anelena,

    You can always decline the settlement and hire a private attorney to present your case.

  20. Gregory Hayes says:

    This company have been found guilty for lying and deceive customer, their settlement should be 27million and should not be able to do business any more. That should have been the real settlement. And yes I did file a claim

  21. Diane says:

    Trott lied to me, wouldn’t work with me for a payment my plan and escorted me out of their office when I arrived at a scheduled appointment with them. My family has been through hell that no amount of money can make right. Trott etal. should serve time and not be allowed to buy anyone off.

  22. tina gapshes says:

    Were there any appeals?

    ADMIN – Hi Tina,

    I have not seen any appeal notices but we are still within the window in which appeals can be submitted.

    • Tina M Dawson says:

      How long do they have to file an appeal?

      ADMIN – Hi Tina,

      From months to years; depending on the complexity of the case

  23. Gail Contrucci says:

    When will checks be mailed and do you have an exact amount yet? if you don’t know when, do you have an estimate?

    ADMIN – Hi Gail,

    At the moment I don’t have that info.

  24. Brenda Bierens says:

    Curious what the status of this is? How long do they have to appeal this before it’s a done deal?

    ADMIN – Hi Brenda,

    The deadline was barely a couple of months ago. We don’t have any updates yet.

  25. Brenda says:

    I just read that the payments are estimated to go out by the beginning the beginning of 2019. It said…’According to the settlement agreement, claims will be paid 60 days after the Effective Date, which puts payments at the end of the year, or very beginning of 2019.’ I have no idea if this is true, just sharing what I read.

  26. Rosemary Green says:

    How can I find out if my reply card was received?

    ADMIN – Hi Rosemary,

    You can contact the class action administrator.

  27. Anonymous says:

    The amt estimate total given to the Homeowners is questionable. Homes were worth way more than what the settlements are offering. Unless, the offer is greater, near. How many Homeowners went through a lot of problems with the Co? Us for one. My prayers.

    Thanks.

    GOD is still good.

  28. Lenny Franzil says:

    I’ll probably buy a case of beer with my settlement share. Get drunk and think about my old house, that I probably could have saved if trott would have worked with me. Same old story. Lawyers get rich. Trott gets a slap on the hand. And we end up with enough for a case of beer. Lol.

    ADMIN – Hi Lenny,

    I am sorry you lost your home. 🙁

    • Brenda says:

      Lenny me too, I’ve been stuck in an apartment since they took my home. I was going through a divorce but B of A said they couldn’t work with me because I was on social security disability. I dumped every bit of my money into my home and I’ll probably never be a homeowner again, it makes me so sad.

  29. Jim Betts says:

    When can we expect to get our payouts?

    ADMIN – Hi Jim,

    The official website reads as follows:
    No appeal of the Final Order was filed with the Court. Accordingly, settlement checks will be mailed January 3, 2019 to Class Members who filed timely and valid claims.

  30. Meri Lapham says:

    what is the final $ amt to be given to each class members who filed a valid claim form

    ADMIN – Hi Meri,

    I believe the amounts will vary

  31. Bren says:

    Has anyone actually received their payment yet? There’s so little information available it’s hard to know if checks were mailed and when they will start to be received.

    ADMIN – Hi Bren,

    Yes, many people have received payment.

  32. Brianne says:

    Has anyone received the check yet?

    ADMIN – Hi Brianne,

    Yes

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, Check received. Less than $100. The home was worth way more than that. I feel like we are owed more. No home. But overall, I am looking for a better home than what I/We had. FAITH, TRUST in GOD. Maybe another check is on the way.

      ADMIN – Hi Faith,

      There is no bigger check coming.

  33. PAULA HORTON says:

    Got the check today $80.66…..

  34. Lynne says:

    well it’s something $80.66

  35. Owen says:

    My wife and I both received a $80.66 check. What a slap in the face after what they put us through and causing us to lose our home. I wonder if getting this check would be enough evidence to not accept offer and get an attorney ??

    ADMIN – Hi Owen,

    No, when you filed your claim you were basically giving up your right to take this issue up as a private party. Also remember that this is not about people having their home foreclosed. It was about the wording on a notice.

  36. Julie Gilchrist says:

    when this class action suit started my parents were alive and I received their checks yesterday in the mail. both my parents have passed away and I’m trustee of the will I was wondering how I could go about getting the check in my name for the trustee to cash them. And can it be reiussed to me

    ADMIN – Hi Julie,

    I believe the bank should cash it without having it reissued as long as you have documents that prove that you are the trustee.

  37. Anonymous says:

    To The Administrator.

    Is there another larger payout coming soon? 2019. Check received. The amount was very very little. Spouse is unhappy. Unfair. Who can I/We contact for further info concerning this issue?

    Thank you,

    Have a Blessed day.

    ADMIN – Hi Faith,

    I don’t believe there is. What you got was your pro-rata share.

  38. Lisa says:

    Got my check for $80.66. Wondering if it’s real or a scan to get your checking account info. Anyone else cash it yet?

    ADMIN – Hi Lisa,

    Your bank will be able to verify the validity of a check.

  39. Dor says:

    My husband and I both filled out the postcards that we got and haven’t received anything yet. Should we have by now?

    • Angelica (Admin) says:

      Hi Dor, The amount of time that it takes to get your rebate varies a lot. Sometimes it is as soon as 2 months after the settlement closing date. Sometimes it takes much longer. Also, please note that we (classactionrebates.com) are *not* the Settlement Administrator of this case. We only post opportunities for potential Class Members of various settlements on this website. The claims deadline expired in 2018, and the settlement website has already been taken down. As a last resort, however, we recommend that eligible claimants check the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (“NAUPA”) website via www.unclaimed.org for updates on when late claimants can claim their funds — unless the Settlement Administrator already disbursed any unclaimed portion of the fund via charity donations. Best of luck.  

  40. Crystal Kleinert says:

    I submitted my online claim for this settlement on 8/1/18. Confirmation # DBYF6UAM. I have heard nothing since, received no settlement check and now all the websites and phone numbers to obtain information that are listed on the postcard are invalid/disconnected. What is the status of this Class Action and why has everything just vanished for follow up?

    • Angelica (Admin) says:

      Hi, Crystal. Sorry, but your comment came in nearly 2 years late. The Claims deadline expired in 09/2018, and the settlement website has already been taken down. Also, even if we wanted to help you, we couldn’t. We’re just a class action newspaper — not the Claims Administrator of this case. As a last resort, however, we recommend that eligible claimants check the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (“NAUPA”) website via www.unclaimed.org for updates on when late claimants can claim their funds — unless the Settlement Administrator already disbursed any unclaimed portion of the fund via charity donations. Best of luck.