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Legislature Quickly Attacks Overcharging Attorneys in Foreclosure Process

The Florida foreclosure process has brought to light innumerable questionable practices by attorneys.  Both banks’ and homeowners’ attorneys have faced accusations of improper conduct, ranging from knowingly filing false documents, failing to attend hearings, or a host of other problems in the foreclosure process in Florida.  These practices were discussed extensively in a recent law …

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More Positive Externalities of an Extended Foreclosure Process in Florida

When discussing the Florida foreclosure process timeline on our blog, we have repeatedly highlighted the positive externalities of an extended foreclosure process in Florida when compared with, say, a non-judicial foreclosure state in which homeowners can be evicted after just a few months.  Notably, we have cited empirical evidence that shows that keeping families in …

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Florida Foreclosure Process Timeline and Blight

The foreclosure process in Florida has produced many side effects.  Among them is the legacy of forced evictions; blighted and vacant properties.  All across the state, the effort to hasten the pace of the Florida foreclosure timeline has escalated eviction speed and had produced vacant properties at an alarming rate.  Many townships and municipalities have …

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Zacks to Present at International Conference on Contracts in Miami

King, Nieves & Zacks is proud to announce that Dustin Zacks will be a speaker at the Ninth Annual International Conference on Contracts in Miami on February 21, 2014.  He will speak before law professors drawn from around the world on his forthcoming scholarly article researching the intersection of contract and real property law in …

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Foreclosure Process in Florida and Its Shadow Industry

The Foreclosure Process in Florida has brought all types of questionable conduct to the forefront of public discourse, whether it is attorney misconduct, notary fraud, systematic overappraisals, and similar such issues.  Now, the Huffington Post has brought to light one of the more tawdry aspects of the foreclosure process in Florida.  Namely, a brand new …

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Foreclosure Process in Florida Timeline and Lender Accountability

One of the frequently asked questions regarding the foreclosure process in Florida and the Florida foreclosure process timeline is how long cases take and what the various reasons are for delays in litigation.  Judges and litigators often bemoan the fact that foreclosure cases in Florida can take several years.  Yet much of the blame typically …

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Florida Foreclosure Process Mistakes Result in Political Waste

The Florida Foreclosure Process Blog here at KNZ has highlighted a wide variety of attorney and bank misconduct during the course of the foreclosure crisis.  During the height of the rise in Florida foreclosures, banks and their attorneys have been accused of doing everything from falsely dating documents to forging signatures to lying about serving …

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Florida Foreclosure Process Allows Sale to Proceed on Modified Loan

The Florida foreclosure process over the past few years has brought every different kind of malfeasance to light.  Whether it was attorney misconduct, banks foreclosing on homeowners who were current, or banks lending in racially discriminatory manners, very few have made it through the last few years with reputations unscathed.  From this mire of unpleasantness, …

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