After an eight-year fight against one of America’s largest banks that went to the North Carolina Supreme Court, Martin & Jones obtained a $42.5 million settlement on behalf of North Carolina consumers. In a landmark decision, the North Carolina Supreme Court held that an arbitration clause included in the mortgage contracts by the bank was unenforceable, and that clause was stricken from the contract. Our clients had been sold abusive insurance products with home loans. The settlement provided “treble damages” for many borrowers, who recovered on average in excess of $32,000 each. Martin & Jones received the “Defenders of Justice Award” by the North Carolina Justice Center for their work in this case.
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