As the economy continues to remain weak, loan modification scams continue to make the news. A Maryland man has been charged with conducting a loan modification scheme with a particularly cruel twist, while the government's new consumer finance watchdog has made its first move into enforcement of mortgage-related fraud.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed legislation on August 6 that emphasizes an approach of "disclosure, apology and offer" to medical malpractice claims. The law reportedly makes the state the first in the nation to have in place a comprehensive legislative scheme that facilitates a so-called "medical apology program" to deal with medical errors and malpractice.