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Florida Supreme Court to Rule on Important Case Involving Attorney’s Fees

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The Florida Supreme Court is set to decide an important case on attorney’s fees. While the issue of attorney’s fees may not seem like one of great importance to your everyday consumer, this one is. Despite the fact the case is a foreclosure case, it could have striking ramifications for many kinds of consumer… Read More »

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Elizabeth Warren: Sign Petition, Protect CFPB From GOP

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren has firmly stated she will not run for President in the 2016 general election. However, she is still vying to keep her U.S. Senate seat, and she is continuing her staunch advocacy for consumer protections. Among these efforts is to preserve the agency she helped start – the Consumer Financial Protection… Read More »

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Study: Banker Ethics Sharply Decline

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One might have thought we had seen the worst there was in terms of bankers’ greed at the height of the housing bubble. Banks were recklessly packaging toxic mortgages to unsuspecting investors, saddling homeowners with unrealistic mortgages and generally cutting whatever regulatory corners they had to in order to make a buck. Since then,… Read More »

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Citi to Record $7B Fine in Mortgage Settlement Agreement

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For its role in hawking defective mortgage investments during the subprime housing boom, Citigroup Inc. has agreed to fork over $7 billion, in a combination of cash and consumer relief, to settle numerous state and federal investigations. Our Miami foreclosure lawyers understand this could mean relief for those who are on the verge of… Read More »

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Scams Target Homeowners, Increase Foreclosure Risk

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Reports of a declining national foreclosure rate may be of little comfort to many who are still facing a Miami foreclosure amid stagnant wages, stubborn unemployment and rising prices for just about everything. In fact, Florida continues to have the highest rate of foreclosures in the country. While the national rate fell to a… Read More »

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U.S. Homeowners Continue to Struggle with Foreclosure as Iceland Launches Debt Relief Package

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The United States government has tried to take steps to help homeowners who are facing foreclosure, but the federal legislative efforts have provided only limited assistance. The Making Home Affordable Program makes it possible to lower payments on first and second mortgages and even refinance homes that are underwater, but it does not provide… Read More »

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Wall Street Scandal Again Ignored By Mainstream Media

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Malfeasance on Wall Street is apparently nothing new to the country’s largest news outlets – none of which apparently saw fit to call out a U.S. private equity firm for an incredibly shady credit default swap that it paid another firm to trigger. The news was broken by Bloomberg, but no other print or… Read More »

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Could Eminent Domain Be a Solution to Help Stop Foreclosures?

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Eminent domain occurs when the government takes private property for public use. The owner of the property must be compensated but cannot refuse the sale to the government of the property. Eminent domain was traditionally used when a city or state needed land to build a highway or accomplish another similar goal to help… Read More »

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Florida Fails to Spend Funds to Help Struggling Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

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Our Miami foreclosure lawyers know that Florida was one of the states hit hardest by the subprime mortgage crisis and resulting foreclosures. Because of the tremendous damage done to the housing market in the state of Florida, the Sunshine State was provided with funds from the federal government to help boost the market. Unfortunately,… Read More »

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Spanish Government Vows a More Compassionate Approach to Foreclosure

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The suicide of a 53-year-old Spanish woman being evicted from her home after falling behind on her mortgage payments has sparked a fury of outrage from Spanish citizens, prompting government officials to promise measures to prevent such a tragedy in the future. Our Miami foreclosure lawyers know there are a great deal of similarities… Read More »

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