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Brookstone Law PC Files First of Many Lawsuits Against Bogus Bloggers, Hires Forensic Internet Detective to Fight Defamatory Posts
Newport Beach, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 31, 2011
Brookstone Law PC has filed a lawsuit against Attorney Processing Cetner (APC), Mr. Gary DiGriolamo, Mr. Chris Yanelli, and nine others alleging an illegal Internet-based information campaign against Brookstone Law PC, according to Deron Colby of Brookstone Law PC.
“These individuals are alleged to have conducted a smear campaign against Brookstone Law designed only to harm the public and generate profits for themselves resulting from Brookstone Law PC’s leadership in the potentially landmark mass-joinder lawsuit against Bank of America,” said Deron Colby. “This action is being taken against the alleged authors and publishers what appears to be an ongoing campaign of false and defamatory negative Internet postings.Our complaint includes allegations that the defendants are continuing to conduct unlawful business practices including the unauthorized use of the name and likeness and engaging in the unauthorized practice of law and therefore must be stopped.”
The case is Brookstone Law, PC vs. Attorney Processing Center, Gary L. DiGirolamo et al Case No. 30-201100461745 in Superior Court of the State of California, County of Orange Central Justice Center.
According to Deron Colby, Brookstone Law PC has hired a renowned Forensic Internet Detective to identify IP addresses and sources of the false and defamatory postings and connect them to the individuals and companies responsible for the campaign. Because computers store large amounts of information and forensic detectives can recover this data, the investigation has been using computer forensic analysis to determine the nature and extent of the unauthorized activity in this case and attribute the evidence to specific suspects and identify sources responsible for the defamatory posts.
“Brookstone Law PC is dedicated to the highest ethical and customer service standards and we are fully accessible to any consumer with any legitimate inquiries. Brookstone has earned an A rating from the Better Business Bureau and has had no complaints until our investigation revealed a single defamatory complaint on the BBB site which we believe was authored and posted by Mr. Yanelli. Brookstone believes the allegations in the complaint might be just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what occurred and this represents Brookstone’s desire to protect itself and its name with legal action against those who act to harm the Brookstone brand,” said Deron Colby. “Brookstone stands by its work and encourage consumers with any questions to verify Brookstone’s standing with the California State Bar by calling the Bar Consumer Hotline at 800-843-9053 or by reaching Brookstone directly at 800-946-8655.”
“Contrary to any counterfeit solicitations and public statements, Brookstone Law PC is not affiliated in any way with Mr. Gary DiGirolamo, Mr. Chris Yanelli or with any of their associates or with Attorney Processing Center or any affiliated companies,” said Deron Colby. According to public records, Mr. DiGirolamo’s criminal history includes being sentenced to five years in prison following a conviction on 27 counts of securities fraud, 8 counts of wire fraud and 14 counts of mail fraud. According to court documents, Mr. DiGirolamo has been running from authorities since 1993 to avoid a judgment against him of more than $1 million as a result of a trial in Ohio that year.
“Our investigation has revealed that, among other acts, Mr. DiGirolamo allegedly held a meeting of all his employees in which he proposed to pay them and their family members for posting defamatory and false information about Brookstone Law on the Internet, including using their home computers to hide their connection to APC,” said Deron Colby. According to court documents, some of the posts for which the individuals are alleged to be responsible claimed to be written by current and former employees and current and potential clients of Brookstone Law PC and were submitted to high-traffic websites including the Better Business Bureau.
According to court documents, the complaint alleges Mr. DiGirolamo, Attorney Processing Center and its employees engaged in unlawful and unfair business practices, intentional interference with contractual relations, negligent interference with contractual relations, intentional interference with prospective economic advantage, negligent interference with prospective economic advantage, false light and libel. The lawsuit seeks a temporary restraining order, preliminary and permanent injunctions, punitive and compensatory damages and fees against Mr. DiGirolamo, APC and its employees.
“The fabrications Brookstone alleges in the complaint are acts specifically intended to fool homeowners and potential Brookstone clients into signing retainers with firms affiliated with Mr. DiGirolamo, Mr. Yaneilli and APC when in fact Brookstone believes those persons, their associates and firms have no qualifications or experience to successfully litigate these major cases against the banks,” said Deron Colby.
According to Deron Colby, none of the negative posts researched are from clients of Brookstone Law PC, and multiple positive unsolicited endorsements of Brookstone Law PC by clients can be found on the Brookstone Law PC website at http://www.brookstonelaw.com.
“Plaintiff anticipates filing a First Amended Complaint to incorporate causes of action to include, among others, fraud, conversion and potential civil liability for “spoofing,” evidence of which will be uncovered through discovery, including depositions of all Defendants in this matter. Plaintiff reserves the right to assert additional causes of action after evidence of same shall have been ascertained,“said Deron Colby.
“False accusations and slanders are often published anonymously on the Internet without consequence, but in this case Brookstone Law PC is taking forceful legal action through forensic detective work and aggressive litigation to protect the public and Brookstone’s clients against these individuals and their so-called associates,” said Deron Colby “We intend to penalize these individuals and their affiliates to the full extent of the law as a result of their alleged harmful actions.”
ABOUT BROOKSTONE LAW, PC Based in Newport Beach, with offices in Los Angeles, CA, and Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Brookstone Law, PC, is a law firm comprised of attorneys with experience and success in civil litigation, criminal defense, business, corporate, employment, entertainment & media, art & museum, intellectual property and real estate law. The firm has a network of more than 40 affiliate attorneys nationwide and employs highly trained specialists, paralegals, paraprofessionals and administrative staff dedicated to serving our clients. For information, call (800) 946-8655 or visit http://www.brookstonelaw.com.
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Attention “Dave” and “John Wright”!
Mass Litigation Alliance PC is NOT a real law firm and does NOT have real lawsuits. The attorneys of Mitchell J. Stein and Phillip Kramer are the REAL ATTORNEYS on the cases against the banks, NOT Matt Davis and Mass Lit Alliance. The offices located on Kalmus Drive and Sky Park Circle, Irvine, CA, are merely TELEMARKETING OFFICES that take in the money and … I’ll try to say this with a straight face … perform “client services” … once people send in their money. However, the “client services” are run by pimple-faced, 22-year olds with tattoos and body piercing, who stand outside the building smoking cigarettes, never return calls or emails, block your email address if you ask one too many questions, and then “ring the bell” every time they land a deal with another homeowner in trouble. Furthermore, once the client pays, they are assured they will …”Receive a call from Quality Control” … which implies that a paralegal working for the attorney will call, as it should be with any suit of this size …. but the call never comes. That’s because there IS NO QUALITY CONTROL department. Eventually, someone calls just to let you know they took your payment. But it’s just a telemarketers POSING as Quality Control. They’ll tell you stuff like, “Sorry, I can’t answer that. You’ll have to talk to the attorney.” Okay, and when can we do that? “Well, I’ll let them know.” Six weeks go by and after ten calls and ten emails, an attorney finally calls – but you have to harass and threaten to kill them (so to speak) to get that call. Her name is Kathy Tao. If you ask her the question (after 6 weeks of waiting) she tells you, “Oh, I wouldn’t know. I’m new here, and that’s not in my job description.” And that’s how their claims and representations go unchallenged and unfulfilled. So be careful what you call a “law firm” okay? You should GO THERE AND SEE FOR YOURSELF. Attorney Matt Davis might presides over Mass Litigation means but he is never there!! He and Philip Kramer ALLOWED the telemarketers to go on this way, and virtually DESTROYED the whole company in less than two months. Where can California homeowners go now to fight back at the banks? One of the “sales reps” John Crawford has sued Kramer, Davis, Mass Litigation, et al for their unbelievable business practices. In his suit he alleges:
- 1. Commissions were never paid. 2. Clients were handled so negligently they demanded refunds. 3. Calls and emails were never returned. 4. Client payments were embezzled and used for their own personal use. 5. Client fund disappeared and were not accounted for. 6. And his efforts for accounting were obstructed at every turn.
John Crawford is suing for $300,000 in damages, and he’s going to win every damn penny. Once clients come forward and tell the court how their case was handled, it’s safe to assume that Kramer-Kaslow and Mitchell J. Stein will be changing their client service methods FORTHWITH.
My name is John Wright AND I AM FIGHTING BACK!
All Rise! The Honorable Judge Wright has left The Courtroom of Public Opinion!
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