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The Florida Supreme Court Task Force on Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Cases speaks out: Chastises Banks and Banks’ Attorneys.

Today, the Florida Supreme Court Task Force on Residential Foreclosure Cases issued their final report. While the report is over 50 pages in length, they are making a number of very important recommendations that should help Florida homeowners. Specifically, they are requiring mandatory mediation for all homestead property in every county in the State of Florida. Right now, only a […]

White House is Prodding Mortgage Servicers to Modify More Loans

Mon Jul 13, 2009 by on Florida Foreclosures

It looks like mortgage servicers are going to woodshed for deliberately not modifying mortgages and allowing foreclosures to sore! its about time! Here is the letter that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan sent to 25 mortgage-servicing firms last week: “We are writing to you as a participant in the Administration’s Making Home Affordable […]

Best Foreclosure Strategy: Renegotiate Mortgage in Mediation

Mon Jun 22, 2009 by on Florida Foreclosures

Well the early statistics are in http://bit.ly/RsUIQ. As expected, we are finding in Florida that the likelihood of completing a loan modification is much higher if conducted with a mediator under court supervision. That’s why it’s likely why we can anticipate that the Florida Supreme Court will require mandatory mediation in every foreclosure action. In fact, in the few Florida […]

Foreclosure Defense Rights and Wrongs: Squatters, Ejectments and Constitutional Rights

Over the past few days it seems that the informal name of this blog: “From the Trenches” is becoming more and more fitting. Florida foreclosure defense has become part of our everyday life – radio, TV, Internet, print. Let me explain. On Friday on the front page of the New York Times headline Squatters Call Foreclosures Home one could not […]

Roy Oppenheim's Video Pick of the Week

Fri Mar 20, 2009 by on Florida Law News

My associate, Geoff Sherman, received from a friend a great online video describing how we got into this foreclosure/ financial crisis in a short cartoon. The producer, Jonathan Jarvis, prepared this video as part of his graduate thesis in the Media Design Program at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. The key here is, he took a […]