Law enforcement officials raided a North Palm Beach-based law firm Wednesday, freezing the company’s assets and issuing a temporary restraining order as stunned employees milled outside of the office.
The Hoffman Law Group, which has been the subject of nationwide complaints from homeowners who paid thousands of dollars to join so-called “mass litigation” lawsuits, had been under investigation by the Florida attorney general’s office for alleged violations of the state’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.
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What The Post found
The Palm Beach Post reported in April that homeowners from the Pacific Northwest to South Florida were complaining they paid thousands of dollars to the Hoffman Law Group but felt duped by its sales pitch that they could get a lower mortgage and better credit rating through mass litigation lawsuits.