Judge Traynor – “The court was misled” by the Florida Default Law Group – August Hearing set to Decide on Sanctions

When it rains, it pours… Foreclosure foul-up could cause court penalties for lawyers A judge says the firm gave false information; state also investigating. By Steve Patterson A law firm under state investigation for its handling of foreclosure cases could face court sanctions in St. Johns County for giving a judge false information about who … Read more

Florida Default Law Group Sanctioned $95,130.45 for Negligent Practice and False Representations

Random Repost Blast from the Past. Going to start off each day with a random repost from the archives… EXAMPLE OF HOW CURRENT LAW AND SANCTIONS ARE INEFFECTIVE Earlier this year (2008), FDLG was sanctioned with their client, “jointly and severally, to pay a monetary fine in the amount of $95,130.45”, to pay for Negligent … Read more

Are the Perps Startin to Roll Over on their Own? An Outstretched Helping Hand

From the Hamlet An Interesting Caller Holds Out a Bouquet of Foreclosure Mill Secrets Earlier today, I got a spell binding call from a person with insider knowledge of a certain foreclosure mill, Florida Default Law Group. This person recently fell wildly in love with someone whose birthday is coming up shortly. The “love object” … Read more

Victory in Key West: Judge Dismisses Foreclosure Filed by Florida Default Law Group for Failure to Comply with Discovery and Court Orders

From Jeff Barnes, Esq Today, a Key West, Florida Circuit Court Judge dismissed a foreclosure action filed by Florida Default Law Group (FDLG), which was representing Bank of New York as the alleged “Trustee” of a Bear Stearns securitized mortgage loan trust. The borrower, who was represented by FDN’s Jeff Barnes, Esq., had served discovery … Read more

Attorneys: Forged Signatures, Sloppy Paperwork on Many Foreclosure Documents

(links added by 4closureFraud) When Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum announced a probe into one of the state’s largest foreclosure law firms for allegedly fabricating legal papers used to speed up foreclosures, Hobe Sound attorney Trent Steele dubbed it “a good beginning.” That’s because for a couple of years, he and other foreclosure attorneys have … Read more

What can be done about the backlog of foreclosure cases in Palm Beach County (and other Florida counties)?

Palm Beach County’s backlog of cases is at about 53,500, which is fewer cases than earlier this year 1. Dismiss all cases filed after February 11, 2010, that do not include a verification in accordance with the Florida Supreme Court revised rules of Civil Procedure. The big foreclosure firms, particularly the Law Offices of David … Read more

Daily Business Review – Law firm probed over ‘false’ documents filed in court cases

The Florida attorney general is investigating one of the nation’s largest foreclosure law firms over allegations it falsified legal documents to expedite foreclosure cases filed by its lender clients. Tampa-based Florida Default Law Group “appears to be fabricating and/or presenting false and misleading documents in foreclosure cases,” according to the attorney general’s Economic Crimes Division … Read more

UPDATE – Foreclosure Fraud of the Week – Two “Original” Wet Ink Notes Submitted in the Same Case by the Florida Default Law Group and JPMorgan Chase

So last week I published Foreclosure Fraud of the Week – Two “Original” Wet Ink Notes Submitted in the Same Case by the Florida Default Law Group and JPMorgan Chase Since then, I have went back to the file room to examine the case in more detail… Guess what, it appears there are more “issues” than … Read more