Florida Gov. Rick Scott's decision to sign House Bill 87 – the so-called foreclosure Rocket Docket bill – has opened another can of worms, potentially giving foreclosure defense attorneys such as South Florida attorney Roy Oppenheim, more tools to delay foreclosures.
Gov. Rick Scott signed a controversial fast-track foreclosure bill into law. Foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim said the bill gives title insurance underwriters a get out of jail free card because they are no longer liable for the improper sale of bank-owned homes. "The original homeowner who was foreclosed upon, and may have been illegally foreclosed upon, ultimately is the big loser."
Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a controversial fast-track foreclosure bill into law. South Florida foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim said HB 87 places a bigger burden on judges and hurts the due process rights of homeowners.. “The legislature stuck its nose into the judicial branch unconstitutionally and improperly,” Oppenheim said.
In his most recent “From the Trenches” video, foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim discusses the re-emergence of the so-called “rocket docket” with the Florida Supreme Court giving its blessing to a plan that allows for lawyers to serve as general magistrates to help push the hundreds of thousands pending foreclosures through the court system.
In his “From the Trenches” video, real estate and foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim talks about the fact that it’s a seller’s market. When it comes to short sales, Oppenheim says it’s not unusual to see multiple offers.
Florida proposed foreclosure legislation which backers claim will clear the backlog of foreclosure cases in Florida instead invites bank fraud.