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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Simply Disgraceful: Lawyers Lie To The Courts

Fri Aug 12, 2011 by on Florida Law News

What do disgraceful lawyers and Pinocchio have in common? In the 1940 Disney animated version of the old Italian fable, a fairy tells Pinocchio that if he wants to become a real boy of flesh and blood he must prove himself to be brave, truthful and unselfish and able to tell right from wrong by listening to his conscience. Pinocchio […]

Restoring Equity a Reality! Underwater Homeowners Have Hope

From Urban Legend to Reality: Ocwen Offers Serious Principal Reduction Meaningful principal reduction used to be an urban legend compounded by scamsters. And until recently, Florida homeowners were probably more likely to spot Bigfoot than find a lender willing to forgive a significant portion of their residential first mortgage through a loan modification. But earlier this month, Ocwen Financial Corp. […]

[VIDEO] Fault Lines – The Top 1%, US Inequality and the “Second Gilded Age”

Thu Aug 4, 2011 by on Florida Law News

Excellent… excellent… excellent video! Sometimes it takes an outsider to reflect a true mirror upon us. Just like when De Tocqueville described Americans and America over 150 years ago, Al Jazeera English made a poignant video describing where we went wrong and the consequences of these decisions. The richest 1% of US Americans earn nearly a quarter of the country’s […]

Video Interview: Roy Oppenheim on Florida Real Estate Double Dip

South Florida Law Blog’s Roy Oppenheim says we’re not out of the woods yet! A second wave of Florida foreclosures will hit in the third quarter of this year, Florida Double Dip? Foreclosures, Zombie Foreclosures, Fraud-closures from Oppenheim Law on Vimeo. Oppenheim Law Predictions: Government programs such as unemployment benefits as well as the reduction in payroll tax benefits are […]