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Miami Judge Threatens Major Mortgage Company Lawyers With Criminal Charges for Hiding Documents

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Jerry Ianelli, Miami New Times December 14, 2017 Update 12/14: Miami-Dade County Judge Beatrice Butchko moved forward today with criminal contempt-of-court charges against Ditech’s lawyers. The attorneys say they plan to file an appeal. Ditech, one of America’s largest home-loan companies, achieved fame in the 1990s with TV commercials that showed its competitors complaining… Read More »

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Meet Amida Umesh Frey of Jacobs Legal in Downtown Miami

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Local Stories, VoyageMIA March 7, 2019 Today we’d like to introduce you to Amida Umesh Frey. So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. I was born and raised in Coconut Grove in the heart of Miami. My father grew… Read More »

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Miami Judge Issues Order to Show Cause Against US Bank for Flouting Discovery Order

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Zach Schlein, Daily Business Review April 16, 2019 Judge Beatrice Butchko’s order floats the possibility of sanctions if the bank fails to produce discovery documents the judge ordered it to release in August 2018. A major bank looking to foreclose on a Miami-Dade resident’s mortgage has been handed an order to show cause by… Read More »

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Sanction Awards to Miami Attorney Bruce Jacobs Could Help City Establish Affordable Housing Fund

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Zach Schlein, Daily Business Review June 19, 2019 Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and Commissioner Ken Russell sponsored the resolution to use sanction awards won by the outspoken foreclosure defense lawyer. City of Miami officials have partnered with one of Miami’s most outspoken foreclosure defense litigators to establish a novel method of adding affordable housing… Read More »

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Court Erases Miami-Dade Judge Butchko’s Order in US Bank Foreclosure

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Catherine Wilson, Daily Business Review November 7, 2019 The Third District Court of Appeal quashed a show-cause orderissued against the bank for failing to comply with a 7-month-old discovery order. An unsigned appellate court decision erased Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Beatrice Butchko’s move to sanction U.S. Bank N.A. after she found discovery violations in a… Read More »

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New Decision Strengthens Bank Requirements to Show Notice Letters Were Mailed

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In a recent decision, a Florida appellate court emphasized how important it is for banks to mail out notices of intent to accelerate or foreclosure on a mortgage loan. The case reinforces existing law, but in a time where courts seem to be doing anything to let banks get out of their obligations, this… Read More »

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Foreclosure Investors Can Get Foreclosed on Also

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From the foreclosure crisis and even continuing today, consumers are not just people who are sued for debt, or who are unable to pay their mortgage. Sometimes the line between a consumer and a business investor is blurred. Many everyday people who can rightly be called consumers find and invest in property. Some find… Read More »

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Fight Continues Over Interest that Debt Buyers Can Charge

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It may be hard to believe that a relatively obscure case from 2015 is still being debated in Washington, but that’s exactly what is currently happening. Washington regulators—who currently are somewhat anti-consumer—are trying to “fix” a pro-consumer case that came out of New York in 2015. The Problem With Usurious Interest Rates The case… Read More »

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Supreme Court Again Weighs In On FDCPA Question

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Once again, the U.S. Supreme Court has weighed in on an important issue involving the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). And once again, the result is a confusing, mixed bag, leaving the state of the law up in the air for consumers being harassed by debt collectors. The FDCPA Statute of Limitations The… Read More »

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Jacobs Legal Secures Multi-Million Dollar Verdict in a Miami Negligent Security Claim

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On November 16th, 2018, a Miami-Dade County jury awarded an injured victim $8.7 million in a premises liability lawsuit. As reported by the Miami Herald, the case, Christopher Nealy v Cosmic Corp, centered around a 2011 shooting that took place at the Coco Lounge in the Northwest part of the city. The plaintiff was… Read More »

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