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Monthly Archives: June 2012

I have been asked, many times, over the past several years of handling foreclosure defense cases, by friends, family, and other attorneys, what is foreclosure defense? There is routinely a follow up of, “aren’t you just trying to buy people time, isn’t that all you can do?” Sometimes helping a client obtain extra time is… Read More

Bankruptcy, Debt Defense, Foreclosure Defense, Real Estate

The Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion addressing mandatory e-mail service on Thursday, June 21, 2012, with an effective date of July 1, 2012. Apparently that was not nearly enough notice for some firms and a corrected opinion and correction notice were issued a week after the initial opinion revising the effective date to September… Read More

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As an attorney representing ordinary people, seeking justice and fairness, against our nation’s largest financial institutions, I find myself only getting more and more motivated over the years. Certainly, videos and interviews like this only fan the flame. Please watch this. The analogy Matt Taibbi makes about half way through involving fake purse sidewalk vendors… Read More

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Amazing article from Matt Taibbi, here: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-scam-wall-street-learned-from-the-mafia-20120620 Here are the highlights: ""Even though some aspects of municipal bond finance are complex, the fraud here was simple," she told the jurors. "It was about lying and cheating cities and towns in a bidding process that was in place to protect them." The "simple fraud" Waszmer described… Read More

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E-mail service will be mandatory for attorneys practicing in the civil, probate, small claims, and family law divisions of the trial courts, as well as in all appellate cases, when the rule amendments take effect on July 1, 2012. Florida’s Rule of Civil Procedure 1.080, which requires service of every document subsequent to the initial… Read More

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In the latest news, on the heals of GMAC Mortgage/Ally Financial/ResCap filing for bankruptcy just a few weeks ago, another major mortgage servicer filed this week, Franklin Credit. The saying "karma is a bitch" comes to mind. However, unfortunately, those responsible for these failures and the failures of our economy and system of competent regulation… Read More

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