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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Bill to fast track foreclosures has sparked a rare internal Florida Bar fight

Fri Mar 29, 2013 by on Florida Law News

Below is a condensed version of an article written by Paola Iuspa-Abbott in The Daily Business Review. which included Roy Oppenheim . A controversial bill that aims to fast track foreclosures has sparked a rare internal fight among members of an influential Florida Bar section. On one side are Bar members who assist homeowners facing foreclosure. Opposing them are members […]

Florida Foreclosure legislation invites bank fraud

Sat Mar 23, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The following Miami Herald article was written by Roy Oppenheim and is being republished in the South Florida Law Blog. Florida proposed legislation – HB 87 and SB 1666 – which backers claim will clear the backlog of foreclosure cases in Florida instead invites bank fraud and creates more problems by putting speed ahead of justice. The backlog is blamed […]

Holder: Banks Too Big to Fail and Too Big to Jail

Mon Mar 11, 2013 by on Florida Law News

This article was written for The South Florida Law Blog by Roy Oppenheim. U.S. Attorney Eric Holder, the man charged with upholding the laws of this country, has finally recognized the elephant in the room. During a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting this week, Holder finally admitted what the rest of us have been saying for a long time: There are […]

Palm Beach County launches “rocket docket”

Wed Mar 6, 2013 by on Florida Law News

This is original content written by Roy Oppenheim from “Behind The Trenches” for The South Florida Law Blog. All rights reserved.   Palm Beach County, Florida just became the latest circuit in Florida to launch what has become known in the world of foreclosures as the “rocket docket,” HB87 bill. Oh sure, they’re not calling it a rocket docket this […]

Sequestration: Those in the Beltway Will Have to do Some Belt Tightening

Sun Mar 3, 2013 by on Florida Law News

An edited version of this post by Roy Oppenheim was first published in US News and World Report’s Home Front Blog and is being redistributed on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. The dictionary defines sequestration as “the act of seizing property.” But as we all know from the news, sequestration also is synonymous with some serious budget slashing. […]

Zombie foreclosures continue: Zombies aren't after us, they're in charge of us

This post by Roy Oppenheim was originally published in Yahoo! Homes and is being redistributed on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. Recently, we won a court victory against one of the nation’s biggest financial players. Our client, who had a $2.5 million mortgage, stopped making payments after the bank forced placed insurance on the home, even though he […]

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