Open Letter to Louis Ranieri, Father of Mortgage Backed Securities – Solving America’s Foreclosure Crisis

An open letter to Louis Ranieri* My name is Michael Olenick.  I’m the founder and owner of Legalprise, Inc.  We work for foreclosure defense lawyers.  Their clients face the same wall that yours do, from the same people, mortgage servicers who – using the verbiage defining right from wrong in our local courts – “[have] … Read more

FL 1st DCA – Summary Judgment REVERSED – The Record Contains NO Evidence of Any Assignment or Comparable Transaction

EVIE KONTOS, Appellant, v. AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE SERVICING, INC., Appellee. _____________________________/ Opinion filed August 10, 2010. An appeal from the Circuit Court for Walton County. Kelvin C. Wells, Judge. Matthew W. Burns, Destin, for Appellant. Katherine E. Giddings and Nancy M. Wallace of Akerman Senterfitt, Tallahassee, and William P. Heller, Akerman Senterfitt, Fort Lauderdale, for … Read more

Amicus Brief Challenging MERS’ Standing to Foreclose

INTERESTS OF AMICI CURIAE Amici are non-profit legal services and public interest organizations who have special expertise in defending foreclosures and in documenting how the mortgage market works. Amici South Brooklyn Legal Services, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc., Empire Justice Center, Legal Services for the Elderly, Queens Legal Aid, Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Legal … Read more

Another 2nd DCA Smackdown – Howell v. ED BEBB, INC., 2D09-3664 Summary Judgment Reversed

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF FLORIDA SECOND DISTRICT DAVID B. HOWELL and DAVE B. ) HOWELL, LLC, Appellants, v. Case No. 2D09-3664 ED BEBB, INC., Appellee. Opinion filed May 28, 2010. Appeal from the Circuit Court for Polk County; Karla Foreman Wright, Judge. Matthew J. Conigliaro, Annette Marie Lang, and Stephanie C. Zimmerman … Read more