July

Blog Posts in July, 2016

  • A new post by the New Republic details how Nye Lavalle, a sports agent and founder of Sports Marketing Group, was the victim of the greatest financial fraud in the history of the United States. Nye is the great-grandson of Teatro Colon, a president ...
  • The 11 th Circuit Court recently reversed in part a trial court’s ruling granting summary judgment in favor of a debt buyer, its affiliated debt collector and their parent company, holding that a jury could find that all three were in willful ...
  • What is Charge-Off Date Fraud?

    When a consumer fails to make timely payments and becomes severely delinquent on a debt, their creditor may “charge off” the account, meaning that the creditor does not anticipate repayment in the near future. This in no way affects your ...
  • Bad news for debt collectors: the 11 th Circuit Court held in Johnson v. Midland that debt collectors may face penalties under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) for filing proofs of claims in bankruptcy for debts in which the statute of ...
  • FBI Investigation of Foreclosure Fraud in Florida

    When Jacksonville, Florida FBI agents sent a memo to higher-ups in Washington D.C. six years ago, it could have been the discovery of what would have been the United States’ largest consumer fraud involving the mortgage industry that ...
  • Case Law: Bazemore v. Jefferson Capital

    In 2005, Christina Bazemore applied for a credit card online through First Bank of Delaware. She charged several items to the card, but was unable to pay off the balance in full. Her account was later acquired by Jefferson Capital System, LLC, whom ...
  • According to a recent article published by Housingwire, the Federal Trade Commission stopped a large mortgage relief scheme enacted by a variety of lawyers. These attorneys were said to have promised homeowners that they would help save their homes ...
  • The Academy Award-winning and Oscar-winning film “The Big Short” received praise from audiences and critics alike, and for good reason – it did a commendable job explaining the 2008 mortgage crisis in a digestible and entertaining ...
  • FL Court Reverses Decision in Foreclosure Case

    The District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida, Fourth District, has reversed the final judgment of foreclosure in favor of the defendant Christiana Trust in the case of Robert T. Frost v. Christiana Trust et al. The appellant, Robert T. Frost, ...
  • Case Law: Garmou v. Kondaur Capital Corp.

    In the case of Garmou v. Kondaur Capital Corp. , which was heard in the United States District Court, E.D. Michigan, Southern Division, the defendants’ motion for summary judgment was granted in part with respect to the plaintiff’s ...
  • According to a recently published opinion regarding the case of Alleyne Sylvester and Celeste Wenegieme v. Bayview Loan Servicing LLC, District Judge J. Paul Oetken granted in part and denied in part Bayview’s motion to dismiss the case. The ...
  • The Office of the Florida Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission have charged a number of Orlando defendants with bombarding consumers with illegal robocalls in an attempt to sell them sham debt relief and credit card interest rate ...
  • Caribou Coffee Co. Inc. was recently hit with a class action lawsuit out of Wisconsin alleging that the company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) when it sent unsolicited text messages text messages to thousands of people without ...