Quicken Calls Lawsuit ‘Meritless and Frivolous’

first_img December 5, 2017 3,446 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Home / Daily Dose / Quicken Calls Lawsuit ‘Meritless and Frivolous’ Subscribe David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News, Secondary Market Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Senate Banking Committee Approves Jerome Powell as Fed Chair Next: Silver Lining to Rising Home Prices . . . Quicken Loans today responded to a new class-action lawsuit alleging the online mortgage lender illegally collected personal information from visitors to its website. The suit claims Quicken Loans and marketing company NaviStone used keystroke logging technology to gather information such as names, addresses, and other sensitive data as website visitors filled out online forms. Quicken Loans said they are confident the case will be quickly dismissed.The lawsuit was filed Friday, December 1, in a Newark, New Jersey federal court. It alleges that Quicken Loans and NaviStone violated Title I of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986, colloquially known as the “Wiretap Act.”The suit states:On several occasions within the past six months, [the plaintiff] visited Quickenloans.com, but has never procured financial services from Quicken as a result of these visits. During each of the plaintiff’s visits Quicken wiretapped his electronic communications with the website, disclosed the intercepted data to NaviStone in real time, and used the intercepted data to attempt to learn his identity, postal address, and other [personally identifiable information].Quicken Loans released an official statement on the case, which reads, in part:This case is nothing more than an attempt by Plaintiff Michael Allen and his attorney, Frederick Klorczyk of Bursor & Fisher in New York City, to manufacture claims in an effort to coerce a settlement for their own gain. Klorczyk and Bursor & Fisher are attempting to run the standard playbook of predatory plaintiff’s law firms by bringing the same manufactured claims against a variety of defendants in an attempt to coerce them to ‘settle’ as opposed to incurring expensive legal costs and potential publicity due to the public nature of these lawsuits.Quicken Loans has no intention of settling these meritless claims. The complaint, which copies verbatim allegations filed by the same law firm against other defendants, appears to be spurred almost entirely by an erroneous media report. It is frivolous allegations like these that are clogging the courts and slowing progress on more pressing—and legitimate—matters.As alluded to in Quicken Loans’ statement, this is the fourth such lawsuit leveled against NaviStone in the past week, with others claiming similar activities between NaviStone and online mattress retailer Casper Sleep Inc., clothing retailer Moosejaw, and retailer Charles Tyrwhitte, Inc.Quicken Loans has been on the forefront of embracing online mortgage technology, chiefly through its “Rocket Mortgage” program, which allows users to upload financial details and receive a loan decision swiftly and entirely through the website or mobile app. In October 2017, Quicken Loans announced a partnership with digital transaction solutions manager eOriginal to incorporate an electronic note into Rocket Mortgage and store it as an authoritative copy through the eVault.You can read the full lawsuit filing by clicking here. 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Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney speak out on Granit Xhaka Arsenal captaincy decision

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 2 Oct 2019 7:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link175Shares Granit Xhaka was named as Arsenal captain by Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin have backed Unai Emery’s decision to name Granit Xhaka as Arsenal’s new club captain.The Spaniard delayed naming Laurent Koscielny’s permanent successor until last week following a secret ballot of the first team squad.Xhaka won the backing of his teammates, despite a series of indifferent displays this season, most notably against Aston Villa when he was booed off by his own supporters.While he might be struggling on the pitch, Bellerin, who was named as one of four other players in Emery’s leadership group, insists the former Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder is an inspirational figure behind the scenes.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I think he’s a great captain for the club,’ said Bellerin. ‘He knows the club as good as anyone he knows what it means to play for the club.‘And also he’s a player who plays almost every game.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Even when he’s got injuries he’s always ready to play so I think that’s a good quality for a captain to have.’Tierney, meanwhile, who joined Arsenal from Celtic in the summer added: ‘Since I came in he’s been up there with you for helping me.‘So to see that and to see what he give on the training pitch every day in 100% and that’s what a leader should be. He is everything a leader is.’After impressing on their comebacks from injury last week against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup, both players were left out of the squad which travelled to Old Trafford on Monday, but the duo are in contention to feature in the Europa League against Standard Liege tomorrow.MORE: Liverpool to face Arsenal as Jurgen Klopp’s side escape Carabao Cup expulsionMORE: Unai Emery provides Hector Bellerin injury update ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Standard Liege Commentcenter_img Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney speak out on Granit Xhaka Arsenal captaincy decision Advertisementlast_img read more

Off-duty officers shoot man who attempted to rob them during sale

first_imgTwo Hernando County officers are reporting that they were forced to shoot a suspect who attempted to rob them when they responded to an advertisement for the sale of jet skies.The incident occurred at a home in Wildwood Sunday.According to the report, after responding to the advertisement, the off-duty officers met up with 19-year-old Terrance Jones Jr.Officials say Jones Jr. pulled out a gun on them and attempted to rob them. At that point, the officer identified themselves and pulled out their own weapons but Jones Jr. reportedly refused to drop his weapon. They then reported that Jones Jr. fired several shots in their direction and that’s when the officers fired back, striking him in the leg.During the investigation of the incident, the homeowner told authorities that he did not recognize Jones Jr. nor did he put up the jet skies for sale.Jones Jr. has since been taken into custody and charged with robbery, assault and other felonies. He is currently being held without bail.last_img read more

Santa Brings The World’s Skateboarders A Gift – NewWood

first_imgELMA – With help from an angel in New Jersey, Santa will be bringing skateboarders around the world improved skateboard ramps using a 100 percent recycled product – NewWood.This recent development will not only bring Christmas cheer to the skateboarders receiving quarter pipe and half pipe ramps from OC Ramps in Orange County, Calif., but also to NewWood Manufacturing, located at Satsop Business Park in Elma, Wash. NewWood, which has been operating for a year producing a utility board created from post consumer wood waste and discarded plastic bags, transformed an idled factory in an economically challenged area into a business that employs 40 people with hopes of hiring more.“We’re excited,” said Lincoln Ferris, NewWood Manufacturing’s vice president for strategic development. “I think this is one in what will be a long stream of applications we never anticipated. It demonstrates that our product’s properties work for lots of people.”Tyler Large, founder and owner of OC Ramps, said he was amazed at the flexibility, durability, weather-resistance and low cost of NewWood, all which helped make it a perfect material for skateboard ramps, which get a lot of abuse and are out in the weather.“Right now we are starting off using NewWood for the surface of the ramps, but our ultimate goal would be to use it on all exposed surfaces,” he said.Currently a purchaser needs to ask specifically to have the NewWood surface put on the ramp, Large explained. The ramps, which are sold in easy-to-assemble kits, are on display now through Christmas Eve at a Costco in Orange County, and are available online – with free shipping – at OCramps.com.But none of this would have happened if that angel in New Jersey with an extensive background in composites and recycled products hadn’t been surfing the internet one day and discovered NewWood.Stephan Lerman, owner and CEO of GreenTek, helped develop and bring Trex and EverGrain to the marketplace in the early ‘90s. He was so intrigued with NewWood Manufacturing’s unique technology that he flew across the country to tour the factory and then partnered with NewWood to represent, distribute and manufacture products made of NewWood.He made a cold call to OC Ramps and piqued owner Large’s interest enough to create a prototype ramp and conduct some tests of his own.“The reason we were interested in it,” Large said, “is that it is a green product, made of recycled wood and plastic, but also because of its longevity. It will outlast any type of material on the market. A pet peeve of skateboard ramp owners is the lack of longevity. The ramps are mostly too heavy to bring inside, so they’re out in the elements. With NewWood, the life of a ramp will be increased.“We’ve done our own tests here,” he explained. “I was initially concerned with how well it truly holds up in the weather. So, for the past four months I’ve had a small piece of NewWood soaking in a bucket of water in my office. It hasn’t expanded. It hasn’t contracted. It hasn’t warped and it hasn’t bubbled. It is the same exact piece of material that we put in there four months ago,” Large said.“If that were plywood it would have been warped or expanded or bubbled after a week,” he said.“I think it’s pretty cool,” said Lerman of the marriage of NewWood to skateboard ramps. “The material works perfectly. Even the look is neat. I think it’s going to be a success here in the United States and I think all over the world.”“We’ve been using another composite material on our ramps,” Large said.“It works well but is extremely expensive. Also, it’s very brittle and a nightmare to install and burns through our drill bits fast. With NewWood it installed incredibly easily, bent to the form of the ramps and didn’t go through my drill bits.”It’s those kinds of properties that NewWood’s Ferris says are getting attention in a variety of industries.NewWood will be demonstrating a variety of uses of its product at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show at Seattle Convention Center in February. Benches, planters and retaining walls for planting beds will be among the items included in the display garden.“Also, we just sent NewWood out for racking tests that measure its strength, and it had a much stronger internal bond than some of the competing engineered wood products,” said Ferris. “So, it’s on it way to getting a span rating for use in home construction and low-rise apartment buildings. We can see it being used in places that have hurricanes and earthquakes.”Lerman also sees possibilities in the furniture industry, as fencing, as underlayment, and in the marine industry.Even Large, the skateboard ramp expert, can see NewWood being used in another industry – snowboard ramps.“I think we’ll keep finding applications for this product and it will start to snowball,” Lerman said.  “I think it’s going to be a huge success. It’s a great opportunity. It’s phenomenal. A panel product that is made of 100 percent recycled material with these attributes …This is a ground floor opportunity, the next Trex.”For more information about NewWood Manufacturing, go to NewWood.com. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Dec. 12, 2011 The Park is managed by the Grays Harbor Public Development Authority, a public corporation whose mission is to create new jobs and investment for the region. More information on Satsop Business Park can be found at www.Satsop.com.center_img Satsop Business Park is a 1,700-acre mixed-use business and technology park located in scenic Grays Harbor County in Southwest Washington just 30 minutes from Olympia and the I-5 corridor. It is home to more than 30 businesses, offers 440 acres of developed, pad-ready land and buildings supported by super-sized infrastructure and surrounded by 1,200 acres of sustainable managed forestland. last_img read more

Hawks outlast Leafs to grab lead in Murdoch Final

first_imgMitch Foyle and Tyler Hartman scored in the opening frame to give the Hawks an early 2-0 advantage.However, goals by Logan Wullum, on the power play, and Nicholas Wihak 22 seconds apart tied the game for Nelson.Hawks Ryan Terpsma and Wihak, on the power play, exchanged goals in the final minutes of the frame as defence took a holiday in the wide open first period.Tyler Ghirardosi scored the lone goal in the second period for Beaver Valley on a 3-on-1 rush to give the home squad a 4-3 lead after 40 minutes.Beaver Valley out shot the Leafs 27-24 in the game giving the Hawks and netminder Tallon Kramer a fifth-straight playoff win.Devin Allen saw his three-game winning streak stopped in the loss.The series shift back to Nelson Friday and Saturday at the NDCC Arena for Games three and four.Puck drop in Nelson is 7 p.m. A goal by Dylan Heppler two minutes into the third period proved to be the winner powering the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to a 5-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Nelson Leafs Tuesday night in Game one of the Murdoch Division Final.Game two of the best-of-seven series goes Wednesday in Fruitvale.Heppler took a pass from former Leaf Nolan Percival and Kyle Hope to give the Hawks a 5-3 lead.Sawyer Hunt scored with 12 seconds remaining in the game to cut the lead to a goal but that would be a close as Nelson would get.last_img read more