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Category: Press Releases

As the space race slows, the race to break up America’s biggest banks gains speed

Fri May 17, 2013 by on News & Press Releases

Have you seen the YouTube video of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield singing David Bowie’s “Ground Control to Major Tom” from the International Space Station? The social media loving space man has become a YouTube sensation with more than 10.5 million (yep that’s million) hits and growing. And that’s only within the span of about a week. While the space race slows down, the rest […]

Dear Gov. Scott: HB 87 Foreclosure legislation violates constitution

Wed May 15, 2013 by on News & Press Releases

Gov. Rick Scott must decide soon whether he will sign into law a bill designed to speed up the residential mortgage foreclosure process. Supporters of House Bill 87 say they hope it will help ease a foreclosure backlog and rejuvenate the housing sector. But there is cause for alarm as the bill could push homeowners out of their residences without the due […]

“Banks force-placed insurance practices under microscope”

Sun Mar 31, 2013 by on News & Press Releases

If you haven’t heard about force-placed insurance before, there’s a pretty good chance you will be hearing a lot about it soon. Though the practice has been around for several years, it’s only recently been making headlines in numerous national publications as regulators have finally decided it was high time to crack down on what only can be called self-dealing and fraudulent […]

Florida Foreclosure legislation invites bank fraud

Mon Mar 25, 2013 by on News & Press Releases

The following Miami Herald Op-Ed 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 on foot dragging by homeowners. In reality, banks are […]