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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 […]

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 […]

An Open Letter To President Obama

Wed Jun 13, 2012 by on Florida Law News

Dear Mr. President: As you know historically, since the great depression, refinancing mortgages has been this country’s exit strategy when it comes to pulling us out of the economic ditch. So it’s nice to see that you are now pushing Congress to pass refinancing reform. It’s the most effective and efficient way to craft a bailout that actually helps everyone. […]

Freddie Mac — Playing Two-Face to the American Homeowner?

Tue Jan 31, 2012 by on Foreclosure Fraud

  Aaron Eckhart might have played Two-Face in the last Batman movie, but Freddie Mac seems to have settled into the role these days. Non-profit ProPublica and National Public Radio allege that Freddie Mac, which was set up to make home loans more accessible, was in fact betting against homeowners. It’s a highly disturbing, and completely shocking report. ProPublica’s Jessie […]

Federal Reserve Wake up Call! Finally looking out for the little guy

Finally!!!It’s a word that is being bantered about the hallways of Oppenheim Law all too often these days, and thanks to the Fed’s recent comments on the foreclosure crisis, it’s been thrown around at rapid-fire pace these last few days. Through a 26-page white paper which highlighted the “extraordinary problems plaguing the housing market”, officials at the Federal Reserve have […]

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