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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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South Florida Homeowners Beware: Banks Now Faking Debt Forgiveness

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Having caused the implosion of the real estate market and the worst recessions since the Great Depression, banks have done everything possible — by legal means and by those illegal — to avoid working with homeowners. Especially if it meant debt forgiveness. And why not? It’s not as if the government has held them… Read More »

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Study: Banks Pushed Hundreds of Thousands to Unnecessary Foreclosure

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Nearly 1 million people were unnecessarily herded through the foreclosure process in the wake of the housing crisis. That’s according to a new study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, in concert with other researchers, who determined that bank delays, disorganization and inefficiency caused many families to lose their homes. Miami foreclosure lawyers… Read More »

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Miami Foreclosures Not Slowed by Federal HAMP Extension

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Despite the fact that the government is touting the extension of the Home Affordable Mortgage Program (HAMP), the move is likely to have little effect in terms of slowing Miami foreclosures or helping struggling homeowners. The government program, aimed to help homeowners, had been set to expire at the end of this year, but… Read More »

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Miami Foreclosure Attorney: AG “Sweetheart Deal” a Wash for Consumers

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The deal struck by state attorneys general throughout the country to address foreclosure abuses in Miami and across the U.S. has been touted by many as a victory for homeowners and taxpayers. Our Miami foreclosure attorneys, however, believe that this is actually proof that the government is not looking out for the best interests… Read More »

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Force-Placed Insurance May Not Just Affect Banks Involved in Miami Foreclosures

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Our Miami foreclosure lawyers have been reporting on the newest issue to hound banks involved in foreclosures on underwater mortgages — force-placed insurance. On theMiami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog, we have written about how New York authorities have begun looking into whether banks owned or were connected to insurance companies they paid to write policies… Read More »

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Should Cities Be Suing Banks Because of Miami Foreclosures?

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Foreclosures have caused people to consider strategic default, short sales and other less-than-ideal situations to cure their underwater mortgage. Now, it appears cities and counties are considering suing the banks that created the problem in the first place. At least that’s one option the city of Detroit is considering, according to The Michigan Citizen…. Read More »

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