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Res Judicata, what a wonderful phrase!

Fri Jun 12, 2015 by on Florida Law News

It turns out coincidentally that Hakuna Matata, from Disney’s Lion King, and res judicata actually mean the same thing. Hakuna Matata is a Swahili phrase which when literally translated roughly means “no worries for the rest of your days.” Res judicata is a legal term meaning “a matter judged”; it is the principle that a legal matter may not, generally, […]

Breaking News For Homeowners: The implications of the 5-Year-Statute-of-Limitations is in full effect

Tue May 26, 2015 by on Florida Law News

Homeowners Don’t Get Shut Out; Know Your Rights! The following segment was originally shown on “Investigations” by Tony Pipitone on NBC6. Roy Oppenheim, real estate defense attorney explains the complicated issues surrounding the 5-year-statute-of-limitations in foreclosure cases; for many, a housing dilemma that has become the focus of the entire country.   

Roy Oppenheim in the News: Five Years After Foreclosure, Some Keep Homes

Wed May 20, 2015 by on Florida Law News

The following segment was originally shown on “Investigations” by Tony Pipitone on NBC6. In an exclusive interview, Roy Oppenheim, real estate defense attorney explains the complicated issues surrounding the 5-year-statute-of-limitations in foreclosure cases; for many, a housing dilemma that has become the focus of the entire country. More than five years after Florida courts were inundated with foreclosure cases, some […]

The economy is up, foreclosures are down but re-foreclosures are also up

Tue Jun 10, 2014 by on Florida Law News

As the Florida real estate and general economy are improving, with average sales prices increasing, the number of foreclosures dropping and unemployment also increasing a funny thing happened as we continue through this recovery: re-foreclosures are up. Re-foreclosures you ask?  That’s right. A re-foreclosure is when the bank for whatever reason dismissed the first foreclosure or in some cases homeowners […]

2013 The Year in Housing Foreclosures

Mon Dec 30, 2013 by on Florida Law News

As I start to reflect on this past year on the state of affairs concerning foreclosures and the real estate market, here are my general thoughts in no particular order. The idea that  we would regularly beat the “too big to fail, too big to jail” banks in housing foreclosure trials was only a theoretical construct as the dam had yet been […]