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Nieves Prevails in Appellate Court in Foreclosure Process

King, Nieves & Zacks is proud to announce here on its Florida foreclosure process blog that Florida foreclosure, bankruptcy, and civil attorney Enrique Nieves has scored another appellate victory.  In the appellate win, the Fourth District Court of Appeals held that summary judgment against a homeowner was improperly granted because the Bank failed to comply …

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Bank Refuses to Accept Bank Check as Settlement in Foreclosure Process

Just when you thought you had heard every crazy tale about the Florida foreclosure process and the process elsewhere around the nation, we bring you this Kafkaesque tale from Conway, New Hampshire.  Apparently, a homeowner attempted to reinstate his loan by paying with a bank check.  Only in these times would a bank check not …

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Florida Foreclosure Process and Adverse Minority Effects

The Florida foreclosure process has brought many troubling practices to light, whether it is questionable attorney tactics, discriminatory lending, or bank owned blighted properties.  Now, news of more malfeasance on the part of banks has emerged – the National Fair Housing Alliance has issued a report that alleges that banks do not take care of …

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The National Association of Home Builders and the Florida Foreclosure Process

One of the many curiosities in the Florida foreclosure process is the twists and turns that judicial and legislative attempts to wrestle with the immense number of cases our state has dealt with.  First, various jurisdictions enacted mandatory mediations as a part of the foreclosure process in Florida.  Second, legislators changed some of the Florida …

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Zacks’ Article Featured on Influential Credit Slips Blog

KNZ is pleased to announce that Florida foreclosure attorney Dustin Zacks’ recent article on law firms that represent banks and servicers, “Robo-Litigation,” has been featured on the Credit Slips Blog, maintained by bankruptcy, consumer law, and finance law professors at schools around the country. Professor Katie Porter, who gained notoriety for her exposé on bank …

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Florida Foreclosure Process – Going Against the Grain

Regular readers of our blog will recall the outcry from consumer advocates against the recent changes to the Florida foreclosure process, the pre-foreclosure process, and the Florida foreclosure timeline.  House Bill 587 gave banks and HOAs the opportunity to speed up the Florida foreclosure process.  We have pointed out the complete lack of empirical evidence …

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Innovative Settlement Possibilities in the Florida Foreclosure Process

Facing one of the most common questions about the Florida foreclosure process, even the most astute Florida foreclosure attorney can be stumped.  Which question? “If my lender is willing to short sell a property for market value, why won’t they modify my loan to reduce principal down to market value?”  This is a staple question …

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Florida Foreclosure Process, Vacancy & Blight

One interesting news item for those interested in the Florida foreclosure process and the Florida foreclosure timeline comes to us from Los Angeles, where Deutsche Bank settled a lawsuit alleging that Deutsche allowed large numbers of foreclosed properties to become blighted.  Paying $10 million dollars, Deutsche admitted no wrongdoing as part of the settlement. This …

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Bank Foreclosure Attorney Misconduct Alleged

Part of the aftermath of the Florida foreclosure process and the housing crisis has been the enormous amount of probing into allegedly unethical processes by attorneys.  These questions have been meticulously documented in Dustin Zacks’ recent law review Article, “Robo-Litigation,” which highlighted problematical attorney practices investigated by attorney generals or sanctioned by courts in various …

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