PB Post Editorial | Make Florida Law Firms Pay for Foreclosure Fraud

Editorial | Make Florida Law Firms Pay for Foreclosure Fraud

When individual doctors behave badly in Florida, state officials investigate. When corporate medical entities like hospitals or health clinics behave badly, state officials can investigate them, too. But in the legal world, it doesn’t work that way, and Floridians eager to see more action taken against the questionable practices of so-called foreclosure mills are starting to see why that’s a bad idea.

Many firms that specialized in processing foreclosures stand accused of sloppy and potentially fraudulent behavior, including robo-signing and invalid assignments of mortgages. But state law limits how much authorities can investigate and sanction these bad actors, and that’s the main reason so little has been done.

Hamstrung by legal limits, the state attorney general’s civil probe of seven such firms is “winding down,” with little to show except a settlement with one firm, Attorney General Pam Bondi said this month. Meanwhile, the Florida Bar, which licenses and sanctions practicing attorneys, has yet to hand out discipline for foreclosure fraud against any attorneys tied to these firms.

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2 Responses to “PB Post Editorial | Make Florida Law Firms Pay for Foreclosure Fraud”
  1. Pamela Edwards says:

    In the great Pacific Northwest it would be Routh,Crabtree and Associates.Call a spade a spade and let’s get on with it.They were not afraid to be named when they were building these reputations in regards to mortgages andforeclosures,so why the big game now that they are being investigated.Not enough is being done and these perps are still doing illeagle activities of all sorts.I agree Lisa for clerk of Palm Beach County lets knock thier socks off.

  2. woodknotgo says:

    PB Post Editorial-named one law firm in this article-then mentioned one firm was fined 2 million.
    Come on PBP-are ya afraid to say Law Firm of MARSHALL WATSON ???
    AG Bondi & her “investigators” can wind down their phoney, dog & pony show now too
    they have wasted enough Tax Payer $$$$$$$$.

    GO LISA !! For CLERK of Palm Beach County !

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