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A View From the Bench: Take 2

Thu Jan 23, 2014 by on Florida Law News

Tomorrow, 1/24/14…the Daily Business Review will be holding a “View from the Bench” in Palm Beach County. It will be the first one that they are holding in Palm Beach. Originally, I was invited to be the moderator of one of the panels. Tom Ice, another foreclosure defense attorney, was the sponsor of that event. As reported by the Palm […]

POST IN DEPTH: FORECLOSURE FALLOUT How to get your house for free: Rare but possible

Sun Aug 18, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The following article was written by Kimberly Miller – for the Palm Beach Post  and republished with excerpts by  Roy Oppenheim, Oppenheim Law for the South Florida Law Blog. WEST PALM BEACH — Florida’s five-year deadline to foreclose on a home is ticking on thousands of aging cases statewide, giving lucky borrowers a shot at a free house and catching banks with […]

Lucky few Floridians get $125,000 from foreclosure settlement, most to get $300

Wed Apr 17, 2013 by on Florida Law News

This article was originally written By Kimberly Miller for The Palm Beach Post and republished in South Florida Law Blog. The first wave of checks to 4.2 million borrowers, including hundreds of thousands in Florida, will go into the mail Friday, according to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. […]

Florida Foreclosure legislation invites bank fraud

Sat Mar 23, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The following Miami Herald article was written by Roy Oppenheim and is being republished in the South Florida Law Blog. Florida proposed legislation – HB 87 and SB 1666 – which backers claim will clear the backlog of foreclosure cases in Florida instead invites bank fraud and creates more problems by putting speed ahead of justice. The backlog is blamed […]

Friday Round-Up; Foreclosure Settlement Signed; Oversight Begins; Palm Beach Foreclosures Jump; Feds Offer REO Rental Rules

Fri Apr 6, 2012 by on Florida Law News

Judge Signs $25 Billion Foreclosure Settlement It’s finally official. The so-called $25 billion foreclosure settlement has been signed off by a federal judge. This comes after the settlement was filed in court last month. DC District Judge Rosemary Collyer did the honors Wednesday. I won’t rehash my thoughts about what’s good and what’s bad about this settlement. Everything that needs […]

Friday Round-Up; Budget Cuts Cripple Foreclosure Docket; Whistleblower Gets $18 mil; Stern Employees Settle

Fri Mar 16, 2012 by on Foreclosure Fraud

Clerks of court warn budget cuts will delay filings Just as I had predicted (and feared) now that the Florida legislature has passed a 7% budget cut to the state’s Clerk of Courts, officials from those offices are already warning of a major slowdown at courthouses across the state. Case filings may now take weeks instead of days. Hearings may […]

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