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Affirmative Defenses Foreclosure

Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending January 13, 2017

by Carlton Fields on

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE - Foreclosure: where a valid mortgage properly encumbers the subject property, an incorrect deed and a reformation of deed count are not fatal to a foreclosure action - Heartwood 2, LLC v. Dori, Case...more

The Eleventh Circuit has spoken: “Debtors who surrender property must get out of the creditor’s way”

In recent years, there has been a hotbed of litigation across the nation, particularly in Florida state and bankruptcy courts, regarding a debtor’s ability to contest a secured creditor’s foreclosure notwithstanding the...more

Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending August 19 & 26, 2016

by Carlton Fields on

Real Property Update: - Lis Pendens/Subsequent Liens: lis pendens statute only serves to discharge liens that exist or arise prior to entry of foreclosure judgment but does not affect liens that arise after entry of...more

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

by Burr & Forman on

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

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Update: Weeks Ending May 22, 2015

by Carlton Fields on

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE - Duty to Disclose/Vacant Property: plaintiff failed to present competent, substantial evidence of existence of fact materially affecting value of property and did not prove defendants had actual...more

N.C. Court of Appeals Addresses Common Affirmative Defenses In Commercial Foreclosure Context

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

A recent opinion from the North Carolina Court of Appeals addresses some common borrower defenses within the context of foreclosure and statute of frauds issues: compromise and settlement, accord and satisfaction, the...more

Wrongful Foreclosure: Acting Offensively May Short-Circuit the Need for a Defense

by Burr & Forman on

In recent years, lenders have been forced to defend a record number of so-called “wrongful foreclosure” lawsuits. However, several Tennessee court rulings issued this year indicate that if lenders act quickly and offensively,...more

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