Our attorneys have substantial experience pursuing appeals at both the federal and state level. Appellate work requires enhanced research and writing capabilities, and our firm’s lawyers have enjoyed significant success litigating landmark appeals in recent years. Meaningful victories include:
• Wigod v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 673 F.3d 547 (7th Cir. 2012), the first federal appellate decision holding banks accountable for violations of the federal Home Affordable Modification Program. The opinion is widely regarded as the leading authority on the rights and obligations of HAMP servicers and borrowers.
• Robins v. Spokeo, 742 F.3d 409 (9th Cir. 2014), a federal appeal reversing dismissal and upholding consumer rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act against one of the nation’s largest online data aggregators. The case has since been appealed to the United States Supreme Court, and companies including Google, Yahoo! and others have weighed in.
• Equity Residential Properties Mgmt. Corp. v. Nasolo, 364 Ill. App. 3d 26, 28, 847 N.E.2d 126, 128 (2006). Woodrow & Peluso attorneys helped author the winning brief in this landmark landlord/tenant appeal defining the requirements for constructive service under the Illinois Forcible Entry and Detainer Act. 735 ILCS 5/9–107.
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