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11th Circuit Clarifies FDCPA/FCCPA Issues Re Periodic Mortgage Statements After Bankruptcy

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In Helman v. Bank of America, 15-13672, 2017 WL 1350728 (11th Cir. April 12, 2017) the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal clarified important issues regarding the use of periodic mortgage statements after a bankruptcy...more

Consumer Financial Services Newsletter - February 2017

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Seventh Circuit Finds Bank's Response to RESPA Request "Almost Perfect" - Perron v. J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Case No. 15-cv-2206 (7th Cir. 2017) - The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit...more

Banking & Financial Services E-Note - January 2017

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In an order issued earlier this month, Judge Dalton of the Middle District of Florida held that in anon-bankruptcy context, allegations that collection of a mortgage debt is barred by the statute of limitations do not form a...more

Allegedly Time-Barred Foreclosures Do Not Form Basis for FDCPA/FCCPA Lawsuits Outside Bankruptcy Context

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In an order issued yesterday, Judge Dalton of the Middle District of Florida held that in a non-bankruptcy context, allegations that collection of a mortgage debt is barred by the statute of limitations do not form a...more

Servicers Beware: Courts Rule Non-Parties Cannot Invoke Jury Trial Waiver

In Florida, courts routinely enforce jury trial waiver provisions found in loan agreements, which are generally valid and enforceable. This is true even with respect to fair debt actions. However, because there is generally a...more

Second DCA Holds that Florida Statute § 559.715 is Inapplicable to Note Holders

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The Second District Court of Appeal has become the first appellate court in Florida to hold that Florida Statute § 559.715, part of the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act, Chapter 559, et seq. (“FCCPA”), does not...more

TCPA Team Scores Win For Dorsey Client: Court Prohibits Plaintiff From Seeking Deposition Testimony on Unrelated Prior Complaints

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On May 18, 2016, Dorsey’s Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) team scored a major victory on behalf of one of its financial services clients when the District Court for the Middle District of Florida granted its...more

Florida District Court Holds Calling System Sufficiently Configured to Avoid TCPA Liability

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As lawsuits asserting claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 (the “TCPA”), continue to rise in the wake of the consumer-friendly Declaratory Ruling and Order issued by the Federal Communications...more

Banking & Financial Services E-Note - March 2016

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Within Burr & Forman's footprint, Florida, Mississippi, and Tennessee have passed statutes exempting Health Savings Account ("HSA") contributions from a debtor's bankruptcy estate. To date, the state of Georgia has not passed...more

Florida District Court Holds That Successor and Assign of Original Lender Has Standing to Enforce Jury Trial Waiver While Loan...

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While California does not permit pre-dispute jury trial waivers, jury trial waivers are enforceable in many states. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently held in Thompson v. Caliber Home Loans,...more

Florida’s Second DCA Reverses Dismissal of Foreclosure in Favor of Borrowers for their Failure to Properly Allege a Condition...

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For years, counsel for borrowers have successfully argued that the bank failed to meet conditions precedent required under Section 559.715 of Florida’s Consumer Collection Practices Act (“FCCPA“). Procedurally, this argument...more

Florida Appellate Court Holds that Fla. Stat. 559.715 Notice of Assignment Provision is Not a Condition Precedent to Foreclosure

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In a split two-one decision, Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal affirmed the decision reached below and held that Fla. Stat. 559.715’s notice of assignment provision does not create a condition precedent to...more

Federal Courts Rejecting Hyper-Technical Claims on Reg X Notice of Error/Request for Information Provisions

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In Russell v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, No. 14-61977-CIV, 2015 WL 5029346, at *5 (S.D. Fla. Aug. 26, 2015), United States District Court Judge Beth Bloom issued litigious borrowers their latest setback in a large scale...more

No Notice of Mortgage Assignment in Florida? No Problem

Earlier this month, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida in Summerlin Asset Mgmt. V Trust v. Jackson decided an issue of first impression regarding whether compliance with Florida Statute...more

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending April 17 & 24, 2015

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Statute of Limitations/Liens: one year statute of limitations to enforce equitable lien under Fla. Stat. sec. 95.11(5)(b) runs from last furnishing of labor, services, or material for improvement of real property; Fla. Stat....more

Servicer’s Loss Mitigation Letters Found Not to Be Attempts to Collect a Debt

A recent decision from Pasco County, Florida clarifies for lenders and servicers what constitutes an attempt to collect a debt when they are communicating with a debtor about loss mitigation. In Hurtubise v. P.N.C. Bank,...more

Sixth Judicial Circuit Rules in Creditor’s Favor on 559.72(18) Claim Under FCCPA

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A recent opinion issued by the Sixth Judicial Circuit in and for Pasco County, Florida, sitting in its appellate capacity, provides further insight regarding what constitutes a violation of section 559.72(18) of the Florida...more

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Update: August 2014 #1

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Trial court erred in granting lender’s motion to vacate an order dismissing its foreclosure complaint for lack of prosecution without first giving borrower an opportunity to be heard at an evidentiary hearing. – Arcila v. BAC...more

Dodd-Frank News: July 2014 Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Update

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In This Issue: - Recent Cases ..RESPA ..FDCPA ..TCPA ..FCCPA & FDCPA ..TILA - In The News ..CFPB to Begin Collecting Complaints Regarding Prepaid Cards ..CFPB Proposes Letting...more

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Case Law Update: Week Ending August 23, 2013

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I. Florida State Cases – Jourdan Haynes - FDCPA & FCCPA/Bad Faith Filing: circuit court acting in appellate capacity obliged to affirm county court judgment awarding attorneys’ fees as sanction for bad faith filing...more

Weeks Ending July 5 & 12, 2013

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I. FLORIDA STATE CASES - JOURDAN HAYNES - Insurance/Ambiguity: insurance policy ambiguity must be construed against insurer and in favor of coverage without resort to consideration of extrinsic evidence – Washington...more

Class Certification Affirmed In Homeowners’ Action Against Law Firm Alleging Violations Of FCCPA And FDUTPA

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In Law Offices of David J. Stern, P.A. v. Hewitt, 106 So. 3d 489 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013), the District Court of Appeal of the Fourth District of Florida reviewed a trial court order certifying a class of homeowners in an action...more

Arbitration Clause Of A Loan Agreement Containing A Class Action Waiver Was Not Void As Being In Violation Of Public Policy

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In Baldwin v. Regions Financial Corp., 98 So. 3d 1201 (Fla. 3d DCA 2012), the District Court of Appeal of the Third District of Florida held that an arbitration clause of a loan agreement, containing a class action waiver,...more

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