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August 31, 2019

On June 25, 2019, we tried a foreclosure case in circuit court on behalf of a Hillsborough County homeowner. The bench trial resulted in the Court granting our motion for an involuntary dismissal of the foreclosure action. 

The trial had an interesting turn of even...


More Southwest Florida homeowners are struggling to pay their mortgages.

The number of residential properties with a foreclosure filing rose 23% as of mid-year in the Sarasota-Manatee region, according to a new report from real estate researcher ATTOM Data Solutions.

Wh...

June 23, 2019

Over the last three weeks, we have had three different foreclosure cases that were set for trial in which the bank has agreed to voluntarily dismiss the foreclosure actions. This has been a nice string of victories for our homeowner clients. 

First case - a foreclosure...

June 23, 2019

The Second District Court of Appeal recently stepped in on a very important question: whether an owner of a property who is not on the mortgage, but acquired ownership of the property before the foreclosure suit, may challenge the bank's foreclosure case.

On June 7th,...

May 22, 2019

After we won a foreclosure case at trial, U.S. Bank challenged my client's right to recover her attorney's fees incurred defending herself against U.S. Bank. We defeated U.S. Bank at trial and defeated them again, with the circuit court rejecting the bank's arguments a...

May 11, 2019

Most conventional mortgages have a particular paragraph that has been the subject of a great deal of litigation in foreclosure cases: the infamous Paragraph 22. This Paragraph 22 usually requires your lender to mail you a notice of default at least 30 days before the b...

May 5, 2019

Sometimes we represent folks who are on the deed to a property, but they are not on the mortgage. Often this is because they purchased the property at a homeowners association foreclosure auction, and now the first mortgage company is coming through with its foreclosur...

April 24, 2019

Just a few days ago, on April 18th, the Florida Supreme Court made a u-turn and withdrew its previous opinion in Glass v. Nationstar. You may recall that the Supreme Court, in Glass, had ruled that the homeowner would be entitled to recover her attorney's fees after pr...

April 23, 2019

Here is the question: If you are in foreclosure, can the foreclosing bank try to collect payments missed more than five years ago? Yes it can! Four Florida appellate courts have ruled on this issue and they have each answered "yes." 

Recently, in Grdic v. HSBC Bank USA,...

February 24, 2019

On February 12, 2019, I had my first attorney's fees hearing in a foreclosure case since the Third District Court of Appeal's ruling in the Glass case was reversed by the Florida Supreme Court.

I am happy to report that it was a great day in Court and a great day for my...

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