Court Finds Manufacturer Inappropriately Collected Payments After Lien Release

From Corpus Christi, Texas the Caller reports that a federal jury found Clayton Homes subsidiary Vanderbilt Mortgage liable for civil racketeering and fraud in a South Texas case. David Rumley, attorney for the plaintiffs told the paper the company was found liable for collecting payments on a home for four years after it filed a release of the lien on the home. Vanderbilt Mortgage was ordered to repay $30,000 in payments made by the homeowners and $600,000 in exemplary damages. The case could affect hundreds of other homeowners who are in similar situations. Clayton Homes attorney Jorge Rangel said in the report the company plans to fight the verdict. See full story at (which takes you to the original article).

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