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Florida Court Holds No Prejudice from Improper Notice of Default/Right to Cure If Defense Not Raised Early in Foreclosure Action

The Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal recently affirmed summary judgment in favor of a mortgagee in an action challenging a notice of default in a mortgage foreclosure action that provided only 28 days to cure instead of the 30 days required under the mortgage. A…

Third Circuit Holds Not-Yet-Incurred Fees Without Clarification in Foreclosure Complaint Could Violate FDCPA

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently reversed the dismissal of a borrower’s claims under the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act against a foreclosure law firm, holding that not-yet-incurred fees pled in foreclosure complaint — without conveying that the fees were estimates…

CFPB Announces Leniency for Good Faith Efforts to Comply as to TRID Implementation, But No Formal Grace Period

In response to a letter from numerous Senators, and in response to “considerable input” from other members of Congress and various trade groups, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today announced that it will employ leniency in relation to implementation of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule. The CFPB’s…

U.S. Supreme Court Holds Chapter 7 Debtor Cannot ‘Strip Off’ Wholly Unsecured Junior Mortgage

The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that a debtor in a Chapter 7 case cannot “strip-off” or void a wholly unsecured junior mortgage under section 506(d) of the Bankruptcy Code. A copy of the opinion is available at: Link to Opinion. The debtors in the consolidated…

Florida Court Holds Improper Notice of Default/Right to Cure Not Defense to Foreclosure Absent Showing of Prejudice

The Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal recently reversed a final judgment of foreclosure in favor of a mortgagee, holding that the mortgagee failed to prove it had standing to sue. In so ruling, the Fifth DCA also held that failure to provide at least 30…

Florida Court Reverses Trial Court Order Dismissing Foreclosure With Prejudice Due to ‘Fraud on Court’

The Florida Third District Court of Appeal recently reversed a trial court’s order dismissing a mortgage foreclosure action with prejudice and cancelling the note and mortgage as a sanction, focusing on the mortgagee’s failure to amend the complaint and withdraw two affidavits filed in support…

Florida Supreme Court Rules State-Sponsored Property Insurer Immune from Bad Faith Claims

The Supreme Court of Florida recently held that first-party insurer bad faith is not a ‘willful tort,’ and that, as a government entity that enjoys broad statutory immunity from suit, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (“Citizens”) is consequentially immune from statutory first-party bad faith causes of…

Florida Court Reverses Dismissal of Foreclosure Action, Holds New Default Gives New Right to Foreclose

The Florida First District Court of Appeal recently affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of a follow up foreclosure action based on res judicata to the extent the default date was the same as that in the first action, which had been dismissed for failure to…