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 […]

Freddie Mac & Fraudclosure King David Stern Settle Dispute

Settlement Leaves Stern Unscathed Kerri Ann Panchuk, Housing Wire The now defunct Law Offices of David J. Stern recently entered into a settlement agreement with Freddie Mac first took issue with the Stern firm in late 2010 when they and major mortgage servicers quickly dumped the firm in the midst of an attorney’s general investigation into foreclosure practices at several Florida default […]

The Second Coming Of Zombie Foreclosures

Les Christie @CNNMoney Borrowers are discovering that their foreclosed homes are coming back to haunt them — long after they have moved out. In these so-called zombie foreclosures, borrowers move out of their homes after their bank schedules a foreclosure auction only to find out months or years later that the auction never took place or the bank […]

OCC Now Wants Banks To Review Their Own Foreclosures

JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG AND BEN PROTESS, NY Times Washington is seeking help from an unlikely group in its effort to distribute billions of dollars to struggling homeowners in foreclosure: the same banks accused of abusing homeowners with shoddy foreclosure practices. In doing so, the regulators are trying to speed the process after a flawed, independent foreclosure review delayed […]

Florida Judge Accused Of Misconduct In Foreclosure Case

State commission to review accusations by landowner Suwannee Democrat Live Oak — The Florida Bar’s Third Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee has found probable cause to support a landowner’s accusations of misconduct and conflict of interest against Circuit Judge Andrew J. Decker III of Live Oak. The finding resulted from an eight-month investigation by the committee […]

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