Civil Litigation Attorneys in Tampa, Florida

Jesse Lee Ray

Attorney at Law, P.A.


Lawsuit alleges illegal debt collection practices by North Shore Agency, Inc.
TAMPA — Jesse Ray, an attorney with James, Hoyer, Newcomer & Smiljanich, P.A., a Tampa firm that frequently represents victims of corporate fraud, stated: "We have received hundreds of complaints from consumers around the country regarding North Shore Agency's collection practices."
Read more: Lawsuit Alleges Illegal Debt Collection Practices by North Shore Agency, Inc.


Who owns your loan? It's time to find out.

TAMPA — It turns out the lender Fuentes had been dealing with no longer owned her loan. Without her knowledge, it had been sold to mortgage finance giant Freddie Mac. In a surprise to both Fuentes and the Washington Mutual officials she was working with, Freddie had moved forward with selling the home.
Read more: Who owns your loan?

Ex-Lutz homeowner hits back at lender

TAMPA — Like millions of others across the country, the 36-year-old private investigator was a casualty of the subprime mortgage crisis. He couldn't make the $3,300 monthly mortgage payments after he refinanced his Lutz home last year to pay bills.
Read more: Tampa Bay developer accuses Sun Trust of predatory practices. 


Developer takes on lender beating retreat, wants justice.

TAMPA — Battered by losses from bad mortgages, First Horizon National Corp. appointed a new CEO last year and began a retreat from Florida, along with other states, to retrench in Tennessee.

Read more: Developer takes on lender beating retreat, wants justice.


Developer Donald E. Phillips wins bout with bank in roundabout way
TAMPA — Donald E. Phillips kept his April promise to fight the lender that was demanding full payment of a $2.9 million loan secured by Phillips Development and Realty LLC. And this week, Phillips claimed victory.
Read more: Developer Donald E. Phillips wins bout with bank in roundabout way - Tampa Bay Business Journal 

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Tampa developer accuses SunTrust of predatory practices

-Businessman takes on $117 billion-asset bank
TAMPA — Developer Donald E. Phillips is making good on his promise to fight the banks unwilling to extend mortgages on his projects or to fund development loans as agreed.
Read more: Tampa developer accuses SunTrust of predatory