Have you seen the YouTube video of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield singing David Bowie’s “Ground Control to Major Tom” from the International Space Station? The social media loving space man has become a YouTube sensation with more than 10.5 million (yep that’s million) hits and growing. And that’s only within the span of about a week. While the space race […]
Like the U.S. banking industry, cyber thieves were able to get away with financial malfeasance and are finding more sophisticated ways to get away with their crimes.
What do the recent tragedy in Bangladesh and the state of this country’s banking industry have in common? At first blush you might say nothing, but scratch just below the surface and you will see there are many parallels. First Bangladesh – which we all know by now is a corrupt country being run by an ineffective government where rich […]
Seventeen of the nation’s “too big to fail” banks also apparently think they are “too big to lose in court.” They have joined forces to go up against a federal judge whose rulings they simply don’t like. In doing so, the banks may have opened a Pandora’s box that ultimately could benefit the same group of people they have been […]
An edited version of this post by Roy Oppenheim was first published in US News and World Report’s Home Front Blog and is being redistributed on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. Now that the smoke has cleared in Vatican City – both figuratively and literally – and the Catholic Church has new leadership, one of the many issues […]
This article was written for The South Florida Law Blog by Roy Oppenheim. U.S. Attorney Eric Holder, the man charged with upholding the laws of this country, has finally recognized the elephant in the room. During a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting this week, Holder finally admitted what the rest of us have been saying for a long time: There are […]
If you haven’t already heard, there is a monumental case that was heard Thursday morning in the Florida Supreme Court, and every single homeowner should be paying close attention to this case. To watch a replay of the oral arguments, please click here. The case is Roman Pino vs. Bank of New York. It involves all the customary fraud I […]
Last weekend Chuck Coulson, the man once called Richard Nixon’s ‘hatchet man”, passed away at the age of 80. Known both for his being one of the ‘Watergate Seven’ and his subsequent 2nd life as a born-again evangelist, I can only wonder what he thought of of our current foreclosure crisis. I don’t know if he ever gave it much […]