February 2015

Banks Issue $123 Million to 952 Troops for Illegal Foreclosures

February 13, 2015 Mark Cullen

From Military.com:

More than 950 service members will receive over $123 million from a settlement announced Monday by the U.S. Justice Department with five mortgage servicers for non-judicial foreclosures in violation of the Service Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA).

Under the National Mortgage Settlement, 666 service members and their co-borrowers will receive $88 million from GMAC Mortgage, Citi, Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase.

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Comments From Florida foreclosure Defense Lawyers

February 10, 2015 The Housing Justice Foundation

Comments by Thomas Ice, Lynn Drysdale, Alice M. Vickers, Roy Oppenheim, Margery E. Golant, Matthew D. Weidner, Kevin Hoyes, and Wendell Finner on Ammendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedue, Case No: SC13-2384.



The undersigned attorneys have represented hundreds homeowners in foreclosure in Circuit Courts throughout Florida.

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February 5, 2015 Lynn Szymoniak

A “Reasonable Contrary Inference” of Forgery By Wells Fargo

On January 29, 2015, Bankruptcy Judge Robert D. Drain in White Plains, New York, decided a case in favor of a borrower, Cynthia Carrsow-Franklin, in a dispute with Wells Fargo over the bank’s right to foreclose on her home. … [Read More]