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Category: Florida Law News

Statute of Limitations Doesn't Apply to Foreclosures – FL Supreme Court Creates Different Rules for Mortgages

Fri Nov 4, 2016 by on Florida Law News

Complicated Breakdown of New Florida Foreclosure Real Estate Law Every so often, a client facing a second, third or even fourth foreclosure lawsuit asks me a question: could the bank keep filing foreclosure actions against me even though the first lawsuit was filed more than five years ago? The Florida 5-year Statute of limitation rule is complex; however, Florida Supreme […]

Breaking News: Florida Supreme Court Rules on Bartram Regarding Statute of Limitations in Foreclosures

Thu Nov 3, 2016 by on Florida Law News

After much anticipation, the Florida Supreme Court has finally issued its written opinion in US Bank v. Bartram.  The crux of this seminal case was whether the Banks after facing an involuntary dismissal of a prior foreclosure action are precluded from filing a subsequent foreclosure lawsuit more than five (5) years after the loan was accelerated.  As you can imagine, […]

South Florida Homeowners Prepare For Monster Storm

Thu Oct 6, 2016 by on Florida Law News

Governor Rick Scott speaks this morning telling everyone in the evacuation area to evacuate immediately. Concerned about storm surge and hurricane force winds at 125mph Scott says, “No one should take any chances.” With Hurricane Mathew (Track Hurricane Matthew Here) having the potential to become a historical category 4 hurricane, everyone at Oppenheim Law and Weston Title wish and pray […]

The Despicable…The Despicable Banks and Me

Mon Oct 3, 2016 by on Florida Law News

A few years back a good old friend of mine, Sheldon Cohen, former commissioner of the IRS under President Johnson and chief counsel under President Kennedy, told me over lunch in DC that the whole problem with the collapse of the rule of law  during the mortgage foreclosure crisis with the banks is that if they were allowed to get […]

Long Live The Pastrami That's As Good As Katz's Deli

Mon Sep 19, 2016 by on Florida Law News

The following Sun Sentinel  article  is republished with approval including excerpts from Roy Oppenheim, Oppenheim Law.  While Smoke BBQ Fort Lauderdale was attracting big crowds after Michael Mayo, dining critic raved about its smoked pastrami sandwich last month, co-owner Scott Kennedy was sleeping overnight in the restaurant because of a percolating business dispute that threatened to suddenly shutter the eatery.