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Category: Florida Law News

The Hazard of Moral Hazard

Tue Jan 15, 2013 by on Florida Law News

Roy Oppenheim’s commentary was originally published on Yahoo Homes! and is being redistributed on South Florida Law Blog with their permission Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it. We already know that the banks haven’t learned from their mistakes. They can and often will engage in risky behavior given the opportunity. So why do regulators and […]

Independent Foreclosure Review: R.I.P.

Thu Jan 10, 2013 by on Florida Law News

Roy Oppenheim’s commentary was originally published on Yahoo Homes! and is being redistributed on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. The Independent Foreclosure Reviewis dead. Long live the Independent Foreclosure Review. When word came out about this so-called “independent” process last year, few bought into it. I certainly never did, and most homeowners knew from the beginning that it […]

Two-Faced Freddie Mac, The Fiscal Cliff and the Obamacare Real Estate Tax, 2012’s Top Headlines Continued

Fri Dec 28, 2012 by on Florida Law News

Continuing our recap of our most popular blogs from 2012… #5 — Robosigning Settlement Proves Sky Was Falling! Chicken Little Was Right! Yesterday’s robosigning settlement that all but one state ultimately signed off on, was far from perfect. Let’s make that perfectly clear. Depending on what you have read, you might be outraged, you might be relieved, you might be […]

Economic Homicide, the Mortgage Interest Deduction and the Rule of Law: 2012’s Top Headlines

Wed Dec 26, 2012 by on Florida Law News

Editor’s Note: As we head into 2013, I want to wish all of our readers a Happy New Year from everyone at Oppenheim Law. This has been our most successful year since the South Florida Law Blog was started in 2009. Our posts were seen by nearly 100,000 people, including our readers at Yahoo! Homes, where many of Roy Oppenheim’s […]

HSBC Too Big To Jail, Too Big To Nail

Sat Dec 15, 2012 by on Florida Law News

Roy Oppenheim’s commentary was originally published on Yahoo Homes! and is being republished on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. The banks are too big to jail. The Department of Justice, as much as they will try to tell you otherwise, believes it. When push came to shove, prosecutors did not have the stones to do what is right, […]

Mortgage Interest Deduction Will Be Capped, and That's (Probably) a Good Thing

Thu Dec 6, 2012 by on Florida Law News

Roy Oppenheim’s commentary was originally published on Yahoo! Homes and is being republished on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. There is a fair share of hyperbole and panic behind all the discussion about the fiscal cliff, whether it is real or just another made-for-TV drama a step away from a new “Real Housewives” spin-off. But that does not […]