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Update: The State of Florida Deficiency Judgments in 2014

Wed Mar 12, 2014 by on Florida Law News

The following article is written for the South Florida Law Blog by Oppenheim Law attorney Roy Oppenheim.  Florida has remained in the top three of states with the highest foreclosure rate since the housing market collapsed in late 2007. Even scarier for distressed homeowners is the fact that Florida is a recourse state, permitting lenders to seek deficiency judgments for […]

Fast foreclosure [HB 87] bill is a bad idea Roy Oppenheim tells Channel 2's Helen Ferre

Wed Jun 5, 2013 by on Florida Law News

It’s been nearly a week since the fast foreclosure bill HB 87 landed on Gov. Rick Scott’s desk for his signature. The bill, passed by the Florida Legislature during the last session, would speed up foreclosures and, in the process, deny many homeowners whose homes have been foreclosed upon their due process rights. With thousands of foreclosure cases languishing in […]

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