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Banks have less than 30 days to file suit against homeowners for deficiency judgments

Tue Jun 3, 2014 by on Florida Law News

Starting today banks have less than 30 days to file suit against homeowners for deficiency judgments if the foreclosure judgement was entered any time before June 30, 2013. If the banks miss the deadline, the banks’ rights to continue with a deficiency for these older cases is over. After July 1, 2014 if one is foreclosed upon, in Florida, the […]

Court tosses 5-year foreclosure limit

Tue Apr 29, 2014 by on Florida Law News

“I understand they don’t like the idea that people can end up with free houses but this undermines and defies the purpose of a statute of limitations,” said foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim, who is fighting a high-profile foreclosure deadline case in Boca Raton in which homeowners stand to win a multimillion-dollar waterfront mansion. “This is going to create a bizarre and unintended set of circumstances.”

Roy's Top 10 Prognostications in Florida Real Estate

Sun Jan 12, 2014 by on Florida Law News

  Traditional migration, which slowed to a crawl and actually briefly reversed itself during the Great Recession, will pick up again, with Baby Boomers moving from up North to Florida. In fact, sometime in the next few months, Florida’s population will eclipse that of New York. I recall, back in 1987 when I arrived in Florida, that possibility seemed improbable. […]

A few good men and women along with judges, foreclosure defense attorneys and homeowners enjoy lively discussions in court

Mon Oct 14, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The following article was originally published in the Daily Business Review by Adolfo Pesquera and has been republished in the South Florida Law Blog with excerpts from foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim.  A few good men and women last week enjoyed a lively conference in a mock courtroom to discuss the state of residential homeowners and foreclosure law in Florida. Tougher standards for getting […]

JPMorgan's $300M Forced-Placed Deal Sets Up Domino Effect

Mon Sep 23, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The original article was written by Bibeka Shrestha for Law360 with quotes from Roy Oppenheim republished  in the South Florida Law Blog.  JPMorgan Chase NA and Assurant Inc.’s $300 million settlement of a class action claiming they profited handsomely from high rates on forced-placed insurance policies will energize plaintiffs to pursue similar blockbuster deals at a time attorneys say force-placed actions are ripe for resolution. […]

Secrets from the Trenches:

Wed Sep 18, 2013 by on Florida Law News

A Two-Pronged Loan Modification Analysis A loan modification can be a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day for many homeowners facing foreclosure; especially when this year’s statistics show that homeowners are increasingly receiving loan modifications from their respective lenders. Although this is great news, it’s not much help unless you know how to make the loan modification work in […]