Prosecutors and Judges Have Brought Back Debtors’ Prisons

Prosecutors and Judges Have Brought Back Debtors’ Prisons A new report details how easily you can be put in jail simply for owing a company money. By David Dayen One of the defining features of my work has been the loss of integrity in the justice system, not just because of separate tiers of accountability … Read more

Single-Family Rental Industry: Companies Keep Tenant Security Deposits, Pad Move-Out Statements, Turn Former Tenants’ Accounts Over to Debt Collectors

Single-Family Rental Industry: Companies Keep Tenant Security Deposits, Pad Move-Out Statements, Turn Former Tenants’ Accounts Over to Debt Collectors Second Class Petty Officer Jonathan Stacy had always thought of himself as capable of handling whatever the U.S. Navy threw at him. Then he met his match: American Homes 4 Rent, the Agoura Hills, California-based real … Read more

Fraudclosure: What is Wrong with Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal Foreclosure Cases?

What is Wrong with Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal? Statistics from every Florida District Court of Appeal show something is wrong with the Third District’s handling of foreclosure cases. By Evan M. Rosen Fort Lauderdale, Florida (February 8, 2018) – Statistics reveal what experienced Florida foreclosure attorneys already know, the Third District Court of … Read more

Miami Judge Sanctions Tampa-Based Albertelli Law, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s Former Bank for ‘Frivolous’ Foreclosure

Miami Judge Sanctions Law Firm, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s Former Bank for ‘Frivolous’ Foreclosure Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s former bank and its attorney face a separate hearing to set punishment. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Pedro P. Echarte Jr. sanctioned Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s former bank, California-based OneWest Bank, and its law firm for filing a frivolous foreclosure … Read more

DEUTSCHE BANK NAT’L TRUST CO. v. BURKE: Neither Deutsche Bank Nor Any Mortgage Servicer Acting On Its Behalf Has The Right to Foreclose

DEUTSCHE BANK NAT’L TRUST CO. v. BURKE: Neither Deutsche Bank Nor Any Mortgage Servicer Acting On Its Behalf Has The Right to Foreclose ~ FINAL DECLARATORY JUDGMENT STEPHEN Wm SMITH, Magistrate Judge. Judgment is rendered in favor of defendants John and Joanna Burke against plaintiff Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., as Trustee of the Residential … Read more

Wall Street’s New Slumlords Under Fire from Tenants Nationwide

Wall Street’s New Slumlords Under Fire from Tenants Nationwide Bruce Nicholson and Lisa Daspit thought they had found the perfect house. They spotted it from the car — a bright yellow bungalow with white trim, partially hidden from the street by an array of palm trees on the lawn — while exploring a favorite neighborhood … Read more