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Udren Law Firm Disappears

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | October 4, 2018

No. 1,564

If you have dealings with the Udren Law Firm, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, you may have a problem.  The phones are disconnected and communications directed to the firm’s email address bounce back.  They just aren’t there anymore.

This firm used to handle a large volume of mortgage foreclosures and related matters throughout Pennsylvania, including Allegheny County.  In all probability, some other law firms will begin entering appearances in their cases.  But for the present, there appears to be no one to contact.

The Legal Intelligencer of Philadelphia reports that the firm has defaulted in payment of bills for legal advertising related to foreclosures and speculates that it will be filing a bankruptcy petition.  It also speculates that this development is the result of the decision of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in the case of Glover v. Udren Law Offices, PC, 139 A.3d 195 (2016). This case held that a law firm representing a residential mortgage lender that charges excessive attorney’s fees to a delinquent borrower for pre-suit activity under Pennsylvania Act 6 would be liable for statutory damages, including attorneys’ fees and treble damages.  That case was filed as class action and, according to the Legal Intelligencer, may have created wipeout liability.

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