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Category Archives: Bankruptcy and Foreclosures

Judge: Money Rules America’s Court Systems

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The trial lawyers at Jacobs Legal have often noted the civil court system is skewed toward banks and other deep-pocketed entities. Even though courts are supposed to be one of those places where the playing field is even – justice being blind, and all that – there is much to suggest that is not… Read More »

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Editorial: Banks Rarely Held Accountable to Any Real Degree

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A number of large financial institutions are preparing to settle with the U.S. Justice Department over allegations they engaged in a massive price-rigging scandal that involved many trillions of dollars in foreign currency trades. The Justice Department has promised the settlement in this case will be far tougher than those negotiated in the past… Read More »

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Government Protected Wall Street, Not Families

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Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren has been one of the very few voices in Washington that has consistently spoken out about systematic governmental failures in protecting average Americans. A Harvard professor and author, Warren ran the Congressional Oversight Panel, which supervised the bank bailout spending and helped launch the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In a… Read More »

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Home Equity Loans Could Make for the Next Foreclosure Mess

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During the housing bubble, many homeowners took out home equity lines of credit to tap into the equity in their homes. Now, an increasing number of those home equity loans have been outstanding for 10 years, which means that borrowers are required to start paying back principal while before they were just able to… Read More »

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Bankruptcy Judge Scolds Bank of America for Collections Policy

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A federal bankruptcy judge has ordered banking giant Bank of America to pay $10,000 for every month it continues to hound a couple whose mortgage loan was discharged in bankruptcy. Our Miami foreclosure lawyers know that bankruptcy law is quite clear on what it expects of creditors in the wake of a bankruptcy filing,… Read More »

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Report: Bank Sued Credit Card Users in Suits Riddled With Errors

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As federal regulators are gearing up to issue sanctions against J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. for a litany of mistakes the financial giant made while collecting old debts, an internal review by the firm has proven what has already been alleged. Our Miami consumer rights lawyers understand that the bank analyzed some 1,000 lawsuits… Read More »

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Paying Off Miami Credit Card Debt After Bankruptcy Discharge

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When literary giant Mark Twain went broke and had to file for bankruptcy, he reportedly vowed to pay it all back just as soon as he could. Today, there is nothing to stop you from repaying your old credit card debts once they have been discharged by bankruptcy. However, our Miami consumer rights lawyers… Read More »

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Feds: Credit Reporting Errors Common, Costly

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Your credit report is often the make-it-or-break-it element of your financial future. In most cases, it is the foundation upon which creditors decide whether to sell you a car or a house or give you a job. It may even be the basis upon which you are given certain security clearances. However, as our… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Sides With Banks That File Fraudulent Foreclosure Documents

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The case of Pino v. Bank of New York, reached a disappointing conclusion earlier this month, when the Florida Supreme Court ruled that a bank should not be punished or held liable when it files fraudulent or flawed documentation in a foreclosure case, and then hurries to voluntarily dismiss it without prejudice. Our Miami… Read More »

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Feds: BofA Was “Hustling” the Mortgage Industry

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The federal government has filed a $1 billion civil lawsuit against Bank of America and its subsidiaries, claiming the company intended to remove specific quality controls with regard to loan origination – which played a huge part in the meltdown of the housing market. Miami foreclosure attorneys know it’s no secret that lenders and… Read More »

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