Man Wins $16M In Mortgage Modification Fraud Battle

A California man has been awarded nearly $16 million after a mortgage modification battle with PHH Mortgage Corp., a subsidiary of PHH Corp.

According to a News10 KXTV report, Phillip Linza of Plumas Lakes took his monthly mortgage payment from $2,100 to $1,500 through a loan modification with PHH Mortgage in 2010. Months later, the company sent him letters to let him know that it was a mistake and that he owed $7,000.

The report says he tried multiple times to speak with the company but never received an explanation as to why this was happening.

Linza won $513,902 worth of damages and $15.7 million of punitive damages in a Superior Court in Yuba County, but the case may be appealed.

The full KXTV report can be found here.


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