May 17, 2013 18:15 EDT Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield's rendition of David Bowie's Ground Control to Major Tom from the International Space Station has gained the space program a whole new group of fans. What does his adventurous spirit have to do with the financial sector? Read on.
May 15, 2013 10:30 EDT South Florida real estate and foreclosure attorney Roy Oppenheim asks Florida Gov. Rick Scott not to sign foreclosure legislation. Oppenheim says the bill violates the constitutional tenant of Ex Post Facto, among other things.
Mar 31, 2013 09:45 EDT More "too big to fail, too big to jail" with force placed insurance. It is a bank insurance product that essentially force homeowners to purchase if they either allow their own policy to lapse – often the result of financial difficulties – or if the lender determines the what the homeowner has is insufficient. Last week, Assurant Inc. received $14 million slap on the wrist....
Mar 25, 2013 05:50 EDT Florida proposed legislation - HB 87 and SB 1666 - which backers claim will clear the backlog of foreclosure cases in Florida instead invites bank fraud and creates more problems by putting speed ahead of justice.
Mar 18, 2013 15:56 EDT With a new spirit surrounding the country, amplified by a those willing to challenge Wall Street's 'Too big to Fail, Too Big to Jail,' reputation, will the new Pope or President Obama challenge these issues? The scandal and controversy that has recently marred the Vatican Bank has parallels to the scourge of lawlessness some critics say rules Wall Street institutions.
Feb 20, 2013 11:15 EST If you watched President Obama give the State of the Union , you might be scratching your head over his failure to speak, except for a brief mention, about what will one day fill at least a chapter in history books as one of the worst financial crises since the Great Depression.
Jan 04, 2013 16:37 EST Once again foreclosure judges down in Miami-Dade are resorting to old habits, and there is no way I can stand by idly and let the rule of law be trampled on.
Dec 28, 2012 14:40 EST Continuing our recap of our most popular blogs from 2012…
Dec 26, 2012 14:43 EST Editor’s Note: As we head into 2013, I want to wish all of our readers a Happy New Year from everyone at Oppenheim Law. This has been our most successful year since the South Florida Law Blog was started in 2009.
Nov 19, 2012 10:44 EST With the Thanksgiving holiday almost upon us, I hope you’ll allow me to share a few quick thoughts.