Florida Barbie Is A Puppet Of Deep Pocketed Lobbyists? Say Ain’t So!

With Less Than A week Before Her Re-Election, Florida Media Finally Makes A Big Deal About Florida Barbie Being A Puppet To Special Interest Groups With less than a week to go before the November election, the Miami Herald, one of the last major newspapers in Florida, is finally running a piece about Florida Attorney […]

Florida governor signs bill to speed up state’s foreclosure process

Kerri Ann Panchuk, Housing Wire Florida’s governor signed a much-discussed foreclosure bill Friday, enacting a series of provisions aimed at speeding up the default process in the state. While the legislation is considered a response to Florida’s untimely foreclosure timelines, it’s a big shift that has attracted a great deal of attention. Attorneys working within […]

Florida Foreclosure Backlog Shrinks But Remains Stubbornly High

Kimberly Miller, Palm Beach Post Florida’s courts are clearing thousands of foreclosure cases from their dockets each month, but still grapple with a sizable backlog as new filings nearly keep pace with closed cases. From July 1 through March 31, judges moved 168,589 foreclosures cases out of the system statewide, including 13,054 in Palm Beach […]

Scam Florida Land Trust Companies Still Pocketing Fees

Kimberly Miller, Palm Beach Post Despite a September injunction freezing the operations of several South Florida land trust firms, a Jupiter homeowner says Boca Raton-based Fidelity Land Trust Co. continued to take money from her bank account through affiliate companies. Sherma DelTergo, a Palm Beach County firefighter, filed a lawsuit this month in Broward County […]

Federal BK Judge In Orlando Slaps Bank of America w/ $220K Sanction

Richard Burnett, Orlando Sentinel A federal bankruptcy judge in Orlando has slapped Bank of America Corp. with a $220,000 sanction — one of the largest fines on record in the local court — for ignoring the judge’s orders and refusing an Orange County couple’s court-approved mortgage-loan modification. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Karen Jennemann sanctioned the giant […]

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