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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 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 […]

Mortgage Settlement Payouts Are Another Blown Call

Mon Oct 1, 2012 by on Bank Fraud & 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. Well the long national nightmare is over. No, not the fraudclosure crisis. Sad to say that legal mess is still being cleaned up years after the bubble burst. I’m talking, of course, of the NFL referees lockout. Believe it […]

Robo-Motions: The New Robosigning Scandal

Thu Aug 16, 2012 by on Florida Law News

Recently, Jacquelyn Trask, one of my associate attorneys, won a motion to dismiss with the court reserving determination of our right to receive attorneys’ fees on a case that highlights a growing problem, the filing of “robo-motions.” The unusual facts of the case demonstrate how dangerous robo-motions are: potentially much more dangerous than the heights scaled by the robo-signing scandal. […]