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Posts published by “Christopher P. Hahn”

Christopher P. Hahn practices in Maurice Wutscher’s Commercial Litigation, Consumer Credit Litigation and Insurance Recovery and Advisory groups. Prior to joining Maurice Wutscher LLP, he served under the General Counsel at the Florida Office of Financial Regulation. He also obtained extensive experience litigating property insurance claims through all phases of discovery, motion practice and other pre-trial activities. Christopher obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, followed by his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Miami School of Law. He is also a graduate of the University of Miami’s Masters of Business Administration program, completing his degree with an emphasis on finance and mergers and acquisitions.

Fla. Court (19th Jud Cir) Holds Periodic Statements Sent to Borrower Following Dismissal of Foreclosure Not Actionable Under FCCPA

The County Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for St. Lucie County, Florida recently dismissed a borrower’s amended complaint against a mortgage servicer alleging violations of the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA) for sending mortgage statements to the borrower following involuntary dismissal,…

Fla. Court (11th Jud Cir) Holds Borrower’s Heir Could Raise Statute of Limitations Defense in Foreclosure

The Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida recently dismissed a second foreclosure complaint, filed more than five years after the initial complaint and alleging the same incident of default, as barred by the statute of limitations. In so…

7th Cir. Rejects Borrower’s Claims Against Mortgagee, Other Parties Under Rooker-Feldman

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently affirmed the dismissal of a borrower’s lawsuit against his mortgagee, its former employees, counsel and appellate counsel, and the original mortgagee’s software platform creator, under various federal and state consumer protection statutes and common law…

Indiana Supreme Court Holds Out-of-State Consumer Attorneys Not Exempt from Indiana Consumer Protection Statutes

In an action brought by the Indiana Attorney General against a Florida-based foreclosure defense law firm and its owner-officer, the Supreme Court of Indiana recently held that none of the defendants were expressly or impliedly exempt from liability under four Indiana state consumer protection statutes.…

Fla. Court Holds Payment Statement Sent After Consent Foreclosure Violated FCCPA, Rejects ‘Competent Attorney’ Standard

The Appellate Division of the Circuit Court of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Palm Beach County, Florida recently reversed summary judgment in favor of a mortgage loan servicer in a case filed by a borrower under the Florida Consumer Collections Practices Act (FCCPA),…

Fla. App. Court (3rd DCA) Affirms Award of Atty’s Fees in Favor of Borrowers, Despite No Request for Fees in Answer

The Third District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida recently affirmed a final judgment awarding attorney’s fees to the borrowers in a mortgage foreclosure action, even though the borrowers failed to raise any request for attorney’s fees in their answer and affirmative defenses…

Fla. App. Court (4th DCA) Rules Mortgagee Did Not Violate Mortgage by Accepting Partial Payments

The District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida, Fourth District, recently reversed a trial court’s ruling in favor of mortgage loan borrowers based on the mortgagee’s failure to satisfy a condition precedent in paragraph 22 of the mortgage in accepting partial payments after…

Fla. Supreme Court Holds Each Default Triggers New SOL, Manner of Dismissal of Prior Foreclosure Not Material to SOL Analysis

The Supreme Court of Florida today issued its long-awaited ruling in Bartram v. U.S. Bank, involving when Florida’s five-year mortgage foreclosure statute of limitations is triggered. The Court held that: “[W]ith each subsequent default, the statute of limitations runs from the date of each new…

Fla. App. Court (2nd DCA) Reverses Foreclosure Due to No Evidence Loan Was Included in Trust Corpus

The District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida, Second District, recently reversed a final judgment of foreclosure in favor of the trustee of a mortgage-backed securities trust, holding that the mortgagee failed to prove that it had standing when the complaint was filed…

Fla. App. Court (2nd DCA) Holds Non-Party HOA Not Subject to Foreclosure, HOA Lien Not Limited

The District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida, Second District, recently reversed a summary judgment in favor of a mortgagee in two consolidated actions for declaratory and injunctive relief regarding the extent of the mortgagee’s liability for unpaid homeowners association assessments, holding that…

Fla. App. Court Holds Florida ‘Notice of Assignment of Debt’ Not Applicable to Mortgage Lenders or Foreclosures

The District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, recently reversed a final summary judgment in borrowers’ favor, holding that section 559.715 of the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA) does not apply to the holder of the note and is not an affirmative defense…

Fla. App. Court (4th DCA) Reverses Sanctions Against Foreclosing Mortgagee as to Non-Signing Spouse

The District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida, Fourth District, recently reversed an order imposing sanctions against a foreclosing mortgagee, holding that the trial court erred in granting the motion for sanctions because the plaintiff mortgagee had an objectively reasonable belief that a…