“Unfair, Deceptive and Unconscionable Acts in Foreclosure Cases”, that’s the name of the presentation made to the Florida Association of Court Clerks and Controllers by the Attorney General’s office of the State of Florida.
The title speaks for itself. The presentation is truly fascinating and intriguing but in some ways very disappointing. It is a poor reflection of our own society.
“What we got from this is the state has had the opportunity to see where the laws have been broken, and frankly, it is in large part thanks to the work of the defense attorneys. They’ve been bringing these defenses up in foreclosure cases for years now,” the Palm Beach County Clerk and Comptroller Sharon Bock said to the media.
Well Ms. Bock, on behalf of the foreclosure defense bar, we appreciate the recognition and the tipping of the hat.
In addition, I want to thank a few people in particular in the foreclosure defense bar who have been a prominent voice and continue to provide information to the public about this mortgage foreclosure fraud crisis.
Most notably, April Charney from the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, has been championing this cause for probably close to two decades. Peter Ticktin has taken probably more depositions of bank officers and robo-signers than any other lawyer in the country. Matt Weidner has a wonderful blog that many people visit on a regular basis. Prince Donnahoe keeps his fellow colleagues always in the know. Dawn Rappaport has prepared a handbook for consumers on how to deal with the foreclosure crisis. Margery Golant continues to provide good media relations to the public and the press concerning this crisis. Thomas Ice and his associates at Ice Legal have taken some brilliant depositions and have gone up against the judges and in many cases have challenged, appealed and won these cases. Of course there are many other attorneys who fall into this special class and I thank all of my peers who have contributed to this cause.
In our next post, I will take a step into the past and share some run-ins I’ve had with judges and fast-forward to the progress we have made.