MARIETTA, Ga. (CN) - A homeowner claims Home Savers USA and the two people who run it defrauded him of $2,000 and one of them forged his name on an "utterly incoherent" federal complaint, which they promised would save his home from foreclosure. But neither Rawlins Hinton, Helen Hinton nor anyone else affiliated with Home Savers USA is an attorney, and the documents they filed were "nonsensical," the homeowner says.
Donald Coleman sued the Hintons and their company for fraud, forgery, negligence, and practicing law without a license, in Cobb County Superior Court.
"Defendants' entire business model and operation is founded on the idea of defrauding unwitting homeowners, including plaintiff, of significant sums of money for purporting to do legal work on said homeowners' behalf, when in fact the 'legal work' being done by defendants is simply the filing of an ill-assembled compilation of plagiarized pleadings which defendants bastardized in order to defraud banks of monies rightfully owed and create undue delay and expense to all parties involved in the lawsuits filed by defendants."
Coleman claims that even the contract he signed with the Hintons to hire them was "confusing and riddled with errors."
He claims "that Home savers is a sham company and is the alter ego of shareholder and Chief Executive Officer Rawlins Hinton and Chief Financial Officer and Secretary Helen Hinton."
He claims that neither "Rawlins Hinton, Helen Hinton, nor any other person affiliated with Home Savers is an attorney licensed to practice in the State of Georgia, the United States District Court, or any other state or federal bar."
He adds that "Rawlins Hinton did personally forge the name of plaintiff on a verification form which Rawlins Hinton and other defendants prepared and filed with the United States District Court."
After seeking counsel from a real attorney, Coleman says, he had to dismiss his federal complaint "because the documents filed were nonsensical, frivolous and totally lacked legal justification."
He seeks punitive damages. He is represented by Jeffrey Barnes of Atlanta.
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