Texas City man says faulty payment reporting ruined credit

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Mar. 24, 2011, 10:00am

GALVESTON � Claiming Pennymac Loan Services LLC is muddying up his credit history, Texas City resident Joseph C. Broussard seeks $100,000 in damages.

Broussard's lawsuit asserts that Pennymac's threats to foreclose on his property are based on errors committed by Citimortgage, the previous company with which the plaintiff obtained a mortgage loan in 1997.

The suit was filed March 16 in Galveston County District Court.

According to the original petition, Citimortgage failed to post payments and credits to Broussard's account in a timely and accurate manner as well as obtained force-placed insurance. Citimortgage's actions made Broussard appear to be in arrears when he was not, the suit says.

The plaintiff applied last year for a loan modification, which was declined. Pennymac then acquired the mortgage for servicing.

Broussard insists he disputed the alleged arrearage without success and claims the defendant reported the delinquency in question to the credit bureaus without making not of the dispute.

"Mr. Broussard has suffered significant mental distress due to threatened foreclosure, libelous errors and the credit denial," the suit says.

Attorney Lu Ann Trevino of Houston is representing the plaintiff.

The case has been assigned to Galveston County 405th District Court Judge Wayne Mallia.

Case No. 11-cv-0466

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