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Yearly Archives: 2013

2013 The Year in Housing Foreclosures

Mon Dec 30, 2013 by on Florida Law News

As I start to reflect on this past year on the state of affairs concerning foreclosures and the real estate market, here are my general thoughts in no particular order. The idea that  we would regularly beat the “too big to fail, too big to jail” banks in housing foreclosure trials was only a theoretical construct as the dam had yet been […]

Thanksgivukkah

Wed Nov 27, 2013 by on Florida Law News

Every year at this time, I take a few minutes to reflect on the year and give thanks for all the good there is in the world. And it is for that reason that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday as it has been for some time. Of course, when I was a kid Chanukah was my favorite holiday between lighting […]

Breaking bad zombie mortgages? .. Better call Roy!

Mon Nov 25, 2013 by on Florida Law News

Three reasons why you’d “Better Call  Saul” from “Breaking Bad” or Roy when it comes to “Zombie Mortgages.”   Stand your ground if served by foreclosure. Never move out. Have lots of options and time.” Better call Roy.”   What is a zombie property? Foreclosure was dismissed or thrown out or the bank lost the case? Mortgage lien remains on the property. Can’t […]

A View of the Bench

Tue Nov 5, 2013 by on Florida Law News

At a recent  seminar with the Daily Business Review,  250 lawyers engaged in the practice of  foreclosure law where a number of foreclosure and appellate judges served on a panel with me, I admonished the judicial branch to take heed. Specifically, I suggested that as the Florida Supreme Court in 1939 in Kilgore Groves, Inc. v. Mayo warned, one cannot allow […]

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