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Category: Florida Foreclosures

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 […]

The State of Foreclosure: Same As It Ever Was, Same As It Ever Was

Maybe it is because foreclosures were merely a blip on the radar during the presidential election. Maybe it is the fact that the home prices are looking healthier than they have in years. Regardless, some people have been lulled into a false sense of security about the state of foreclosures here in South Florida. To my amazement, I will get […]

Divided States of America: Judicial vs Non-Judicial Foreclosure

Roy Oppenheim’s commentary was originally published on Yahoo! Homes and is being redistributed on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. According to some analysts, whether or not your state is on its way to a housing recovery depends on whether you live in a state that requires judicial foreclosure or one that does not. What is the difference? In […]

The Real 'Miami Zombie' — David Stern!

Tue Jun 5, 2012 by on Florida Foreclosures

We’ve all heard by now of the unbelievably grizzly story out of Miami about Rudy Eugene, the man so off his gourd that he ate a man’s face off. Somewhere along the line this horrific attack became the source of comic fodder. Eugene’s been dubbed “The Miami Zombie,” and yes he even has a Twitter account. But I might argue […]

How Some States Are Spending Foreclosure Settlement Money Is Far From Settling

Fri May 18, 2012 by on Florida Foreclosures

It’s pretty hard to find a single housing advocate or foreclosure defense attorney, myself included, who didn’t find the national mortgage settlement to be, at the very least, flawed. It may have been a necessary step to getting the housing market back on track, but we know that it didn’t come close to compensating homeowners who had been illegally kicked […]

Roman Pino Case Imperative to Florida Supreme Court’s Integrity

I’m not a reader of tea leaves, so I am not about to guess how the Florida Supreme Court will ultimately rule on Roman Pino vs. The Bank of New York. But listening to the justices attack Amanda Lundergan, Roman Pino’s attorney, while seemingly going much easier on Bruce Rogow, the bank’s very well-respected lawyer, was at best, discouraging. It’s […]