Media Appearances, References

Television, Cable, Online and Radio

Attorneys Carlin Phillips and Andrew Garcia have appeared on national and local television and radio shows as consumer advocates for their clients and have been sought out by media outlets as experts on consumer law issues.

MSNBC, Today, “Trashing Out: Are Banks Clearing Homes Without Telling Owners?” January 5, 2011.  Phillips Garcia Law client and Attorney Andrew Garcia appear on the Today Show to discuss bank’s removal of personal property from California home.

MSNBC, Countdown with Keith Olberman, “Banking on Chaos,” Dec. 22, 2010.  Carlin Phillips appeared on a live TV news story about Bank of America’s removal and disposal of personal property from the California home of one of Phillips & Garcia’s clients.

FOXNews, Fox & Friends, Morning Show Newscast “Trashing Out: Mimi Ash v. Bank of America,” December 23, 2010.  News story with client and attorney Andrew Garcia discussing bank’s seizure of the clients home and disposal of all personal possessions.

FOXNews, Happening Now, “Banks Send Real Estate Repo Men to Home Not in Foreclosure,” December 23, 2010.  News story with client and attorney Carlin Phillips discussing bank’s seizure of the clients home and disposal of all personal possessions.

NBC 12 News, Phoenix, Evening News Feature Story “Homeowners Sue Bank of America.” News story with clients and attorney Carlin Phillips regarding wrongful foreclosure lawsuit filed against Bank of America in Tucscon, Arizona.

WOOD-TV, NBC8, Michigan, “Michigan Couple Sues for Illegal Lock-Out by Deutsche Bank,” April 25, 2010.  News story with clients and attorney Carlin Phillips regarding Deutsche Bank’s lock-out and trash-out of homeowner who bought the property for cash from Deutsche Bank at auction.

WCVB-TV Boston, ABC5, “Couple: ‘Bank Foreclosed on Wrong House,’” January 22, 2010.  New story with clients and attorney Carlin Phillips regarding Bank of America’s foreclosure seizure and trash-out of the wrong home in Florida.

The Huffington Post, HuffPost Live, “Property Inspectors Cross the Line” and “The Even Shadier Side of Foreclosures,” April 5, 2013.  In a two-part program, Carlin Phillips participates in a discussion about the foreclosure inspection crisis and the banks’ practice of seizing abandoned properties, often breaking into occupied homes by mistake.

  • Part I: http://jobs.aol.com/videos/job-search/solving-the-foreclosure-inspection-crisis/517735398/
  • Part II: http://jobs.aol.com/videos/job-search/the-even-shadier-side-of-foreclosures/517735210/

WBSM, 1420 AM, “South Coast Business Update” (December 2011).

WSAR, 1480 AM, Talk Radio Coverage of Pelletier v. Town of Somerset (2006-2007)

National & Local Print Media Coverage

Cases handled by Phillips|Garcia Law have been discussed or featured in Trial Magazine and on the front page of the New York Times, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, the Fall River Herald News, the New Bedford Standard Times and the Somerset Spectator as well as many other periodicals and journals.

  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, “Trail Nix,” May 4, 2015.
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, “Truck-Related Fall Covered by Policy,” April 6, 2015 (Front Page).
  • Banker & Tradesman, “Panelist: Banks Have Themselves to Blame for Real Estate Finance Chaos,” (October 14, 2011)
  • HuffPost Business, “Retired Floridian Returns Home to Find His Home Foreclosed Upon, By Mistake,” June 26, 2011.
  • Petersburg Times, “Tampa Retiree Says He Lost Belongings in Foreclosure Blunder, June 25, 2011.
  • Trial Magazine, Foreclosure Fallout, April 2011
  • The New York Times, “California Widow Sues Bank of America for Wrongfully Entering Home and Disposing of Husband’s Ashes,” December 22, 2010 (Front Page).
  • ABA Journal, “Suit Claims Bank took Cremated Remains in Wrongful Foreclosures,” December 22, 2010. (http://www.abajournal.com/mobile/article/ suit_claims_bank_took_cremated_remains_in_wrongful_foreclosure)
  • SouthCoast Today, “Supreme Court Hears Pelletier Case,” September 15, 2010. (http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100915/PUB05/9150377)
  • The Detroit Free Press, “Foreclosures Go Wrong as Lenders, Cleanup Crews Cut Legal Corners,” June 7, 2010. (http://www.freep.com/article/20100607/NEWS05/ 6070369 /1318/Foreclosures-go-wrong-as-legal-corners-are-cut)
  • ABC News, “Family’s Recently Purchased Home Emptied by Property Removal Service,” April 29, 2010. (http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/Business/familys-recently-purchased-home-emptied-property-removal-service/story?id=10508853)
  • Petersburg Times, “Bank of America Forecloses on House that Couple Had Paid Cash For,” February 21, 2010.
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, “Largest Verdicts & Settlements of 2007.” January 28, 2008.
  • The Boston Business Journal, “Bertucci’s Faces Class Action Over Credit Cards Receipts,” June 18, 2007 (http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/stories/2007/06/18/story9.html? page=all)
  • Somerset Spectator, “Town Liable for Sexual Harassment,” March 28, 2007.
  • The Herald News, “Town to Pay Out $2.8M,” March 27, 2007.
  • The National Law Journal, “No Longer Banished to a Boiler Room,” January 26, 2004.
  • The Boston Law Tribune, “Lawyers File ADA Suit Targeting Bristol County Courthouses,” November 5, 2001.
More Local and National Newspaper Articles and References

“Three Keith Neighbors Sue City,” The Standard Times (November 22, 2008)

“Freetown Business Suing Webkinz Maker,” The Herald News (July 29, 2008)

“Worried Sick,” The Standard Times, (April 22, 2007)

“$1.8 Million for Sexual Harassment,” Providence Journal (March 27, 2007)

“Area Law Firm Appointed as Class Action Counsel,” The Herald News (January 2005)

“Lawsuit Widens Access to Disabled,” The Standard Times (January 14, 2004)

“State Agrees to Make Courthouses Accessible,” The Providence Journal (January 13, 2004)

“Ruling: Courts Must Be Accessible,” The Herald News (January 13, 2004)

“Court Lawsuit Settled,” Taunton Daily Gazette (January 13, 2004)

“Wellfleet Lawsuit Against Earthlink Goes Federal,” CapeEconomy, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Winter 2002)

“Disabled Lawyer Sue Over Access,” The Standard Times (October 10, 2001)

“Access Suit Seen As Boon,” The Standard Times (October 11, 2001)

“Suit Seeks Court Access,” The Herald News (October 11, 2001)

“Lawsuit Seeks Courthouse Accessibility” The Herald News (October 12, 2001)

“Lawyers File ADA Suit Targeting Bristol County Courthouses,” The Boston Law Tribune (November 5, 2001)

“Florida Cancer Patient’s Suit Highlights Prescription Drug Battle,” Law.com (June 28, 2001)

“Rochester Woman Joins Class Action Suit,” The Standard Times (May 16, 2001)

“Drug Firm Accused of Cheating Patients Who Use Generic Cancer Drug,” South Florida Sun-Sentinel (April 26, 2001)

“Breast Cancer Class Action Suit Settled,” The Chronicle (February 14, 2001)

“Companies Settle Class Action Suit,” The Standard Times (January 25, 2001)

“Attorneys Allege Local Patients Overcharged,” The Chronicle (June 14, 2000)

“Local Law Firm Champions Consumers’ Rights,” The Herald News (Mar. 20, 1998)

“GE Settles Debtors’ Lawsuit,” The Herald News, (August 8, 1998)

Insurance Industry Specific Articles and References

“Get Payors to Repay Improper Discounts Taken Through Silent PPOs,” Managed Care Contracting and Reimbursement Advisor (May 2001)

“Tamoxifen Alert: Lawyers File Lawsuit Against PCS for Overcharging Co-pays for Breast Cancer Drug Tamoxifen,” Florida Breast Cancer Coalition Newsletter (October 2000)

“Abusive Overcharges for Breast Cancer Drug Tamoxifen,” The Link (Fall 2000)

“Lawsuit Reveals Co-Payment Scam,” Hospital News (May 2000)

“PT’s Challenge ‘Silent PPO’ Arrangement in Court,” Eli’s Rehab Report (December 21, 1999)

“Provider Can Sue Insurers for Using ‘Silent PPO,’” Managed Care Contract Negotiator (Oct. 1999)

“Attempts to Dismiss Class Action Silent PPO Suit Denied,” Hospital News (September 1999)

“‘Silent PPO’ Lawsuit is Allowed,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (July 5, 1999)

Phillips, C. “Disability Claims Denied by Some Insurance Companies,” Hospital News (July/Aug. 1999)